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1. Ded Moroz Is Still Comin' to Town

The Russian military has assured local governments that they don't need to worry about canceling New Years' festivities because of the mobilization and conflict in Ukraine.

Tags: government, holidays, New Year, war in ukraine
2. The Essence of Freedom

“Independence Day will have a different meaning this year. Us Ukrainians love our freedom. We can say what we believe. My friends in Russia say they have a democracy. What kind of democracy is it if you cannot call a war a war?” 

                                   – A Russian living in Ukraine, Tatyana Antonova
Tags: holidays, independence, patriotism, war in ukraine
3. Flowers in Kyiv

Floral creations are spread throughout Ukraine's capital city to honor the Day of Kyiv. 

Tags: kyiv, holidays, flowers, military, Ukraine
4. A Doughy but Cozy Plyushka

This Russian sweet pastry has turned heads since ancient times. Because it's still delicious.

Tags: recipe, food, holidays, pagan, russian cuisine, dessert
5. A Glutton's New Year Feast

The pirog is quite capable of holding the flag as the most important dish in Russian cuisine. It is a filling, generous, and hearty meal, containing all the major food groups (vegetables, animal protein, grains, and bread) rolled up in one.

Tags: holidays, new year's eve, cooking, pirogi
6. Cheap Toads

In Russian, neither a Scrooge nor a Plyushkin be!

Tags: gifts, holidays, customs
7. Nice Teeth, Gift Horse

A holiday survey detailed Russians' preference for gift-receiving.

Tags: holidays, gifts, New Year, study
8. Snow Fright

A granddaughter of Father Christmas who is blonde, slim, and very kind? This year’s Snow Maiden doesn’t seem to fit the bill.

Tags: alexander ostrovsky, ded moroz, father frost, christmas, pagan, New Year, holidays, snegurochka, snow maiden
9. Magic in St. Petersburg

King's Cross station has nothing on the city of St. Petersburg, which is now complete with its own Platform 9 3/4, too. 

Tags: Books, magic, holidays, train, st. petersburg, harry potter
10. How to Pick a Christmas Tree Like a Russian

A Russian tree retailer lends some tips on how to land the perfect spruce you've been pining for. 

Tags: trees, Christmas, new year's eve, New Year, holidays, holiday

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