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Христос воскрес – Happy Easter!

Христос воскрес – Happy Easter!

A Russian Easter Easter is an important holiday in Russia and and like many countries in Europe, Russians celebrate Easter with decorated eggs and special foods and customs. The Russian Easter egg tradition dates back to pre-Christian times when people saw eggs as a symbol of fertility and also as a device of protection. When Orthodoxy … Continue reading

Famous Russian Author: Leo Tolstoy

Famous Russian Author: Leo Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy is better known today as Leo Tolstoy. The Russian author mostly wrote novels and short stories and is considered one of the world’s greatest novelists.  Tolstoy was born into a well known family of Russian nobility in the Tula region. Losing his parents at an early age, his siblings and he … Continue reading

Russia Day – June 12th

Today is Russia day! It is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, celebrated on June 12. It has been celebrated every year since 1992. People may attend concerts and fireworks that take place in many cities throughout the country. Prominent Russian writers, scientists and humanitarian workers receive State Awards from the President of Russia … Continue reading