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Understanding Defender of the Fatherland Day

Understanding Defender of the Fatherland Day

Ladies, it’s time to go shopping!  But before you get too excited, it’s not for you.  This month, there’s a very special day in Russia which is dedicated to men, and I’m not referring to one particular man and Valentine’s…

Pancake week in Russia

Pancake week in Russia

How were your pancakes this year?  In the UK we’ll have consumed them on Shrove Tuesday but in Russia, limiting this sweet treat to just one day just can’t be done. In Russia, the week-long festivities are known as the…

Football: Russia’s story

Football: Russia’s story

120 years ago this month, on 24th October 1897, the first football match to take place on Russian soil was held in St Petersburg.  It was a local derby between the football players’ circle of the Vasileostrovski district and the…

The Festival of fountains on 14-15 of September

The Festival of fountains on 14-15 of September

The Autumn Festival of Fountains is one of the most awaited traditional presentations in St. Petersburg. Thousands of residents and visitors of Saint Petersburg will arrive to Peterhof in Autumn to see a unique and spectacular show of fountains, light…

What are you doing this Moscow day?

What are you doing this Moscow day?

Moscow celebrates its 870th anniversary this month, with the main day for the action declared as the 9th September by Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin.  Festivities for City Day are a big deal for the Russian capital and it’s a great…