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11. Romanov Holiday and Russia's Best Cat

What a Russian holiday looks like, the Romanovs go to The Gambia, and why secret police are extra special around the holidays. All that, and Russia's most popular cats. 

Tags: cats, kgb, fsb, holidays, Romanovs
By Alice E.M. Underwood
12. Fevronia's Day

On July 8, Russia celebrates the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity, a holiday aimed at promoting traditional family values, more commonly known as Fevronia's Day. What's it all about?

Tags: Fevronia, Orthodox Church, holidays
By Elizaveta Shkurina
13. How to Celebrate the New Year

Are you sure you know how to appease the Fire Monkey and get your New Year off to a good start? We have tips! Learn how to decorate your house, what food to serve, and what to wear to ensure good luck in 2016.

Tags: new year's eve, holidays, traditions
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
14. Yolka

As a special gift, we share a somewhat untypical holiday story, reprinted from the pages of Chtenia, by the master humorist and short story writer Mikhail Zoshchenko. 

Tags: zoshchenko, christmas, holidays, fiction
By Mikhail Zoshchenko
15. The Many Days of September 1

Did you know September 1 is more than just Labor Day? Read on to find out how Russians celebrate September 1, the Day of Knowledge, the first day of school.

Tags: education, school, russia, holidays
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
16. Happy New Year!

The New Year is Russia’s biggest holiday. But where does it come from – and why does it look so suspiciously like Western Christmas?

Tags: russia, holiday, holidays, peter the great, communists, bolsheviks, new year's eve
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
17. Bliny

In honor of Maslenitsa, we offer this great story/essay by Chekhov on bliny: "Did you know that bliny have been around for over a thousand years, since what is known as the old Slavonic ab ovo...? They appeared on earth before Russian history began and have lived through it all from the beginning to the last page, without any doubt, invented, like the samovar, by Russian minds...."

Tags: bliny, holidays, maslenitsa, chekhov
By Anton Chekhov
18. Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual consideration of some great gift ideas for Russophiles. Now available online as well!

Tags: gifts, russia, holidays
19. Twin Christmases

In February 1582, the Catholic Church, in the person of Pope Gregory the thirteenth, decreed a new, more accurate calendar to replace the Julian calendar, which had been in use since 45 BC. The revision meant dropping 10 days off the year...

Tags: holidays, christmas, russia
By Paul E. Richardson
20. Russian Orthodox Christmas

The Church's celebration of the Nativity is on January 7th; information about the Feasts of Christ's coming into the world and Scripture readings for the services and Liturgies.

Tags: orthodoxy, holidays, christmas
By Linda DeLaine

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