celebrations in Russia

Russia celebrating Day of Diplomatic Worker

Russia celebrating Day of Diplomatic Worker

Russia is marking the Day of a Diplomatic Worker today. The date was set on October 31, 2002, by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and is celebrated annually on February 10. The date was chosen upon the discovery of the earliest thus …

Putin congratulates Aliyev and Erdogan on New Year

Putin congratulates Aliyev and Erdogan on New Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Christmas and New Year wishes to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the Kremlin press service. In …

Journey to Christmas festival kicks off in Moscow

Journey to Christmas festival kicks off in Moscow

The Journey to Christmas festival has begun in Moscow, presenting Christmas trees decorated in different styles, according to the official website of the Mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin. "The traditional winter …

Russia celebrating National Unity Day

Russia celebrating National Unity Day

Today Russia celebrates the National Unity Day. By tradition, on this day is marked with various cultural festivals, concerts, flash mobs, sports relay races all over the country, but this year these activities were canceled due to the …

Putin to mark National Unity Day in Sevastopol

Putin to mark National Unity Day in Sevastopol

Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in festivities in Sevastopol celebrating National Unity Day on November 4, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. "Yes, tomorrow the president will be in Sevastopol. He …

Putin congratulates Russian Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Putin congratulates Russian Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russia’s Muslims on Eid al-Adha. In his message of congratulations posted on the Kremlin’s website on Tuesday, the president highlighted the values of Islam that serve to …

Russia marking Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

Russia marking Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

On June 22, Russia annually commemorates the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, when in 1941, 77 years ago, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. Some 27 million Soviet people perished during the war. June 22 was declared the Day of …

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

After a month of prayer, devotion and self-control, Muslims celebrate the accomplishment of their sacred duties during Ramadan with the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of Breaking the Fast. The festival is a national …

Russia marks Soviet Press Day

Russia marks Soviet Press Day

May 5 marks the Day of the Soviet Press. The first issue of the Pravda newspaper was published 109 years ago on this day. The editorial board of Pravda consisted of Bolsheviks, it was the official newspaper of the Communist Party …

Russian embassy castigates U.S. for erasing memory of Gagarin

Russian embassy castigates U.S. for erasing memory of Gagarin

The Russian Embassy in the United States has reproached the U.S. State Department for distorting the memory of the first Earth cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. "Regrettably, the U.S. State Department has again demonstrated memory loss …

Putin visits Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Putin visits Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin has traditionally visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in the Alexander Garden on February 23, Defender of the Fatherland Day, to lay a wreath honoring the memory of those killed when …

Happy Defender Of Fatherland Day!

Happy Defender Of Fatherland Day!

Today, on February 23rd, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised combat capability of the Armed Forces, thanking all servicemen for the …

Some 1.9 million tourists visit Moscow during holiday season

Some 1.9 million tourists visit Moscow during holiday season

Some 1.9 million tourists visited Moscow during the 2021 holiday season, most of them - from St. Petersburg, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said on TV. "The total number of tourists who visited Moscow in the ten days of holidays is …

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Orthodox Christmas services at a small 13th century church on an island. …