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21 November 2018


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1. International Women's Day: A Look Back

Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.

Tags: russia, holiday, women, socialism
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
2. A Very Russki Cinco de Mayo

Or, whatever the Russian version of margaritas, mariachis, and misunderstood military history might involve.

Tags: holiday, may day, lgbt, eternal flame, khabarovsk, kiosks, gymnastics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
3. Grandfather Frost: More than Just Santa Claus

Don't be fooled: the old man with a white beard and red coat is not Santa Claus. It's Grandfather Frost! Learn how to tell the two apart with this handy list.

Tags: ded moroz, grandfather frost, holiday, new year's eve
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
4. Unity Day: Whose Unity?

November 4 is now the Day of People's Unity in Russia. But what unity? What people? A look at the holiday's history brings up more questions and confusion than it does answers – but Russians don't let that spoil their long weekend.

Tags: unity day, holiday, Russia, 1612, communism, liberation
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
5. 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
6. Day of Accord and Reconciliation

Celebrated on November 7, this Russian holiday used to be called Revolution Day and was the most important holiday during the Soviet Era.

Tags: russian revolution, holiday, 1917
By Linda DeLaine

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