celebrations in Russia

Spring Festival - world celebrating Novruz 2024

Spring Festival - world celebrating Novruz 2024

Novruz is celebrated worldwide today by the Turkic peoples and many Muslim countries as the beginning of the New Year. Novruz is a holiday of spring, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar. …

Russian cosmonauts ring in New Year from ISS

Russian cosmonauts ring in New Year from ISS

Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have sent warm New Year's greetings to their compatriots, expressing support and heartfelt sentiments. Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Konstantin Borisov, the Russian …

Russia marking National Unity Day

Russia marking National Unity Day

Today, on November 4, Russia is celebrating the National Unity Day. The Unity Day was established in 2005 replacing the Day of Consent and Reconciliation, which had been celebrated on November 7 (formerly Revolution Day) since …

Russians celebrate State Flag Day

Russians celebrate State Flag Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russians on the National Flag Day on August 22 and called the Russian tricolor a symbol of the country’s unity. "Russia is a one thousand year old country and …

Muslims around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha

Muslims around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha

Muslims around the world are celebrating today Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, one of Islam's two major holydays. The spiritual leader of Russian Muslims, the Chair of Russia’s Muslim Spiritual …

Russia celebrating Spring and Labor Day

Russia celebrating Spring and Labor Day

Today, on May 1, Russia is celebrating the Spring and Labor Day. The Day of International Solidarity of Workers was established by the Congress of The Second International (Paris, July 14-21, 1889) in memory of the workers' …

No parades, marches to be held this Victory Day in Crimea

No parades, marches to be held this Victory Day in Crimea

Authorities in both Crimea and Sevastopol have decided not to hold any parades or "Immortal Regiment" marches to mark Victory Day this year, nor will the traditional May 1 marches marking Spring and Labor Day be held in …

Crimea: nine years since accession to Russia

Crimea: nine years since accession to Russia

Crimea’s residents have had no qualms about reuniting with Russia over the past nine years, Crimean State Council Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov said. Nine years ago, Crimea and the city of Sevastopol decided to secede from …

What is Holi and how to celebrate?

What is Holi and how to celebrate?

Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, is now celebrated around the world, marked by raucous parties where people throw and smear coloured powder on each other. The festival, the celebrations for which will begin on March 8 in many parts of India, signifies the arrival of spring and, for many Hindus, the triumph of good over evil.

February 23: history of Defender of the Fatherland Day

February 23: history of Defender of the Fatherland Day

Russia annually celebrates February 23 as Defender of the Fatherland Day. The occasion dates back to the first years of the existence of the Russian Soviet Republic. In 1918, a decree "On Forced Recruitment into the Workers 'and …

Russian orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day

Russian orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day

Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has extended Christmas greetings to Russians and wished them to care about their close ones, show mercy and help the needy. "Let’s remember that there are no obstacles for God. He …

Russia marks National Flag Day

Russia marks National Flag Day

Russia’s national flag will always be a sacred symbol for the country’s people, President Vladimir Putin said in a video address on National Flag Day. "Today, we are marking National Flag Day. We pay respect to …

Putin congratulates Russians on Defender of Fatherland Day

Putin congratulates Russians on Defender of Fatherland Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a video address to congratulate veterans, the military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces and all citizens of Russia on the Defender of the Fatherland Day. …

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 …