Russia – Discover the Unknown

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Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?

Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?

Have you ever thought about why Easter in Russia falls at a different time to the holiday in the west? It’s all to do with the calendar.  In Russia, dates are set from the Julian calendar while in the UK,…

Russia’s Easter celebrations

Russia’s Easter celebrations

Easter’s celebrated a little differently in Russia, though you will find similarities with the British holiday as well. Known as Paskha, the holiday has at least a thousand year history and is the most important date on the Russian Orthodox…

How much do you know about Fabergé’s exquisite eggs?

How much do you know about Fabergé’s exquisite eggs?

Most visitors to Russia will have heard of Fabergé, creator of the most ornate and precious Easter eggs on the planet. But how much do you know about these eggs? Here’s what you need to know. The son of a…