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Victory Day 2020 – a very different kind of occasion

Victory Day 2020 – a very different kind of occasion

This year’s Victory Parade was a very different kind of occasion, impacted by the spread of the coronavirus that has brought not only Russia but the entire planet to lockdown. This massive parade, an annual event since 1995, commemorates the…

Are you prepared for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day?

Are you prepared for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day?

This year, on May 9th, it’s the 75th anniversary of Victory Day and a very important holiday in Russia. To understand why, you need to know that this is the day Russia marks VE Day. It’s celebrated elsewhere in Europe…

Euro 2020

Euro 2020

Following the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, football returns to Russia this year as St Petersburg co-hosts the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. In fact, no fewer than 12 cities have been selected for the honour of staging matches.…

It’ll soon be Moscow day!

It’ll soon be Moscow day!

Moscow will celebrate its 872nd birthday over the first full weekend in September. It’s fitting that there’ll be a big bash as the city itself kicked off after a party. Then, the host was Prince Yuri Dolkgoruky – in 1147,…

Why not book a Volga river cruise to mark Volga Day?

Why not book a Volga river cruise to mark Volga Day?

May 20th is Volga Day in Russia. You might think it a little odd that a river has its own commemorative day, but that pales in comparison to some of the more bonkers holidays that the month throws up: No…

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