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December 4, 2007
Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday Gift Ideas

Where we reveal where to buy everything from Russian cologne to Russian videos.

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Tags: gifts, buying guide, christmas, holidays
November 29, 2007
Prianiki for the Holidays
By Linda DeLaine

Brief history of Russian prianiki (gingerbread) and a traditional recipe to enjoy during the holidays or anytime throughout the year; especially with a nice hot pot of tea!

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Tags: Food, christmas
October 9, 2007
Women's Day?
By Maria Kolesnikova

A look at the origins of International Womens Day (March 8), how it was celebrated in Soviet times, and how it is changing today.

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Tags: holidays
September 4, 2007
Ded Moroz
By Linda DeLaine

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!

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Tags: Christmas, culture
November 1, 2001
Maslenitsa
Maslenitsa
By Linda DeLaine

Russia's week long celebration leading up to Lent.  This time is characterized by merry making and the consumption of large quantities of blini.

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Tags: maslenitsa, blini, lent pascha