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This year, the center of Moscow was completely transformed to celebrate the Christmas holidays. All together it is called a festival “Journey to Christmas.” Everything looks pretty nice and cozy.

In Red Square, for example, a large fair and skating rink were opened. Here you can taste Russian pancakes, hot Christmas drinks. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and see how Moscow prepared to welcome the new year. Photos by: Dmitriy Chistoprudov for VOSTOK agency.

The center of Moscow decorated for New Year holidays, Russia, photo 1

beautiful Moscow


Every year, in September, the Grand Cascade of fountains in Peterhof is used as a venue for the Festival of Fountains. In recent years, you can see the show within 2-3 days from Friday to Sunday.

Everyone can attend this show after buying a ticket at the ticket office of the museum-reserve. Also, this service is provided by numerous travel agencies in St. Petersburg.

The Festival of Fountains in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

colorful show




Fireworks in Moscow on Victory Day

By tradition, the celebration of Victory Day on May 9 in many large cities of Russia ends with fireworks.

The biggest and most colorful fireworks are held in Moscow, the capital city of the country. Let’s look at some photos of one of them. Photos by: Konstantin Abrosimov.

Fireworks on Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, photo 1

colorful photos




Happy New Year 2015 !

As new year is round the corner may your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night!

Happy New Year 2015

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Happy New Year 2014

Despite the recent tragic events (acts of terror in Volgograd), we would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2014.

In the coming year, we wish you a lot of happy days and good luck in all your endeavors.

Happy New Year 2014

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“Alye Parusa” (“Scarlet Sails”) is an All-Russian party of school graduates celebrated in St. Petersburg, usually on Saturday closest to the shortest white night. This year’s celebration was held on the night of June 23-24.

The celebration is carried out in two stages: a big concert with elements of theatrical performance at the Dvortsovaya Square and Vasilievsky Island, and Grand light and pyrotechnic multimedia show on the Neva River. Photos by Petr Ushanov

Alye Parusa pyrotechnic show, St. Petersburg, Russia photo 1

enjoy the beautiful show


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.

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If you have worked well – you will have good rest


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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


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

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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.