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Events in Russia

Commemorating the last of the tsars

Commemorating the last of the tsars

Right now, with all eyes on the World Cup, Yekaterinburg is making the news as one of Russia’s football venues. Its stadium has seen the action as Uruguay and Egypt slugged it out, Peru tackled France, Japan went head to…

Will Cosmonautics Day inspire you to visit Star City?

Will Cosmonautics Day inspire you to visit Star City?

The very first manned space flight took place on 12th April 1961. Of course, it would be more than eight years before American astronaut Neil Armstrong would make history and be the first man to walk on the moon. But…

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…