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A look at the origins of International Womens Day (March 8), how it was celebrated in Soviet times, and how it is changing today.Read More
Ded Moroz; Grandfather Frost; is the Russian counterpart to the Western Santa Claus and other Gift Givers worldwide. He and his assistant, Snegurochka, continue to delight children and adults alike. In 2000, Santa Claus traveled to Russia to meet Ded Moroz for the first time!Read More
Russia's week long celebration leading up to Lent. This time is characterized by merry making and the consumption of large quantities of blini.Read More
The Great Lent is the time of preparation for the feast of the Resurrection of Christ (Pascha, Easter). This is the time when, for forty days, the Church is involved in repentance, fasting, prayer and almsgiving.Read More