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December 18, 2009
Annual Holiday Gift Guide
Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual consideration of some great gift ideas for Russophiles. Now available online as well!

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Tags: gifts, russia, holidays
January 14, 2009
Independence Day
Independence Day
By Linda DeLaine

In most countries, Independence Day conjures up images of grand celebration, fireworks, family get-togethers, parades and so on. These celebrations commemorate the declaration and establishment of sovereignty by a colony or nation occupied and governed by another nation. This is not exactly the case with Russia's Independence Day.

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Tags: independence, august coup, yeltsin, gorbachev
January 10, 2008
Twin Christmases
By Paul E. Richardson

In February 1582, the Catholic Church, in the person of Pope Gregory the thirteenth, decreed a new, more accurate calendar to replace the Julian calendar, which had been in use since 45 BC. The revision meant dropping 10 days off the year...

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Tags: holidays, christmas, russia
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