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1. A Quiet Christmas for Putin

Instead of reveling in the bright lights of a Moscow Christmas celebration, Putin decided to take in the holiday at a small church in a small town.

Tags: putin, religion, Christmas
2. Herring Under a What?

A popular New Year’s dish in Russia, Herring under a Fur Coat is a bit baffling.

Tags: christmas, New Year, russian cuisine
3. Searching for St. Nicholas

A town on the Turkish coast preserves the memory of one of Russia’s most venerated saints.

Tags: st. nicholas, Orthodox Church, religion, christmas
4. A Very Russian Christmas

For a few Muscovites, Christmas came early, in the form of free Metro rides.

Tags: Christmas, metro, Moscow
5. A Dish for All Seasons

January 7 is Russian Orthodox Christmas, which calls for a Christmas dish. But the chosen one, kutya, is much more than a winter holiday treat.

Tags: food, holidays, christmas
6. Exorcising the Spirit of Upside-Down Christmas

Ded Moroz and kindergarten parents conceive of the Christmas spirit very differently. Also, Russians may have domesticated the first dog.

Tags: Moscow, Luzhkov, shaman, New Year, Christmas, trees, ded moroz
By Tiffany Zhu
7. Crooks and Crazies this Russian Christmas

Russian Orthodox Christmas has come and gone, leaving us with all sorts of holiday lunacy. 

Tags: Moscow, Christmas, cars, New Year
8. Yolka

As a special gift, we share a somewhat untypical holiday story, reprinted from the pages of Chtenia, by the master humorist and short story writer Mikhail Zoshchenko. 

Tags: zoshchenko, christmas, holidays, fiction
By Mikhail Zoshchenko
9. Twin Christmases

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...

Tags: holidays, christmas, russia
By Paul E. Richardson
10. Russian Orthodox Christmas

The Church's celebration of the Nativity is on January 7th; information about the Feasts of Christ's coming into the world and Scripture readings for the services and Liturgies.

Tags: orthodoxy, holidays, christmas
By Linda DeLaine

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