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May 1 is a holiday in many countries around the world and is known as Labor and Spring Day in present Russia. In the USSR it was celebrated as International Workers Day.

May 1, 1886, socialist, communist and anarchist organizations in the U.S. and Canada staged a series of rallies and demonstrations. May 4, 1886, six people were killed when the police broke up one of these demonstrations in Chicago.

May 1 - Soviet propaganda poster 1

If you have worked well – you will have good rest

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Dec/12

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Happy New Year!

Dear visitors of our blog about Russia! We wish you Happy New Year and good luck in all your endeavors in 2013!

Happy New Year 2013

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Day of the Navy is a memorable day in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is celebrated annually, on the last Sunday of July. The Navy Day is celebrated with military parades, military and sporting events, holiday concerts, all kinds of themed contests and quizzes.

July 29, Vladivostok, the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet, traditionally held the celebrations of the Navy Day. The main part of the celebration was held in the Amur Bay. Here are the photos of the celebrations taken during the naval parade. Photos by Smit_Smitty

Navy Day celebrations, Vladivostok, Russia photo 1

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The Day of Russia is celebrated every year since 1992 on the day when the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the RSFSR (the name of Russia in the USSR) was adopted – June 12. On the same day, in 1991, the first elections of the president of the RSFSR were held. Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, won the election.

The relation for this holiday in Russia is ambiguous. Some believe it was a negative event that hastened the collapse of the USSR. Also it should be mentioned that the majority of people in Russia don’t even know what this day is about, they just enjoy additional day off.

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Krasnodar is known as the southern capital of Russia and the homeland of Kuban Cossacks.

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Dec/11

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Happy New Year 2012!

We are wishing you good luck and happiness in the coming year of 2012!

Happy New Year 2012!

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Jun/11

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The day of memory and sorrow

June 22, 1941 is one of the saddest dates in Russian history – the beginning of Nazi Germany invasion. This day reminds of all those who died in battles, were captured and died of hunger and deprivation. People grieve for all those who gave their lives to fulfill the duty of defending the Motherland. Eternal memory to the fallen heroes.

The day of memory and sorrow

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Jun/11

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Russia is celebrating its Independence Day

June 12 is a very important date in modern Russian history. The Declaration of Russia’s sovereignty was adopted June 12, 1990. First presidential election was held a year later, June 12, 1991. The holiday received state status in 1994. At first it was known as Russia’s Independence Day. Since 2002 it is called the Day of Russia.

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May/11

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Military Parade at Red Square

Commemorating the 66th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the central square of Moscow.

The parade of military vehicles:

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The heroic space flight of Yuri Gagarin has opened up a new era in world history. Mankind’s age-old dream has come true.

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