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Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

The Christmas decorations were all packed away weeks ago here in the UK, but Russia’s  just finished clearing up after its Christmas celebrations.  In Russia, those following the Orthodox religion choose to fast for 40 days, abstaining from meat and…

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…

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…

Can’t wait until next year? Celebrate Christmas again on January 7th!

Can’t wait until next year? Celebrate Christmas again on January 7th!

Just as the Christmas decorations are coming down across the UK, Russia prepares for its own Christmas. If you’re the kind of person whose spirits sink lower with every bauble that you pack away, then we’d recommend you join us…

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