Add to favorite
7 January — Merry Christmas!

2006 years ago Jesus Christ was born, according to Orthodoxy. In Russia people usually celebrate Orthodox Christmas, which is on January 7 unlike Catholic Christmas, which is on December 25.

In Russia it is more of a religious holiday than regular national holiday. This is partly due to the fact that Ded Moroz (Father Frost) with all the presents come on New Year, and all the celebrations actually happen on the New Year too, so there is not much left for Christmas, except for church services.

There were no gods in the USSR, and no religion too, and people didnt celebrate Christmas as they do now until very recently. So one can call it a relatively new holiday.

Read more

Dates in History
1995—Mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, lays the foundation stone for Christ the Savior Cathedral, which is being rebuilt.
Initially, the cathedral is built in 1881 to commemorate the deliverance from Napoleons invasion in 1812. Funds for construction are collected throughout the country. The cathedral is taken down in 1931. Soviet Government decides to build the Soviet Palace on the site of the destroyed cathedral, but a swimming pool is constructed instead of the planned palace.

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
Alexander Lebedev  Ration Cards  Peter III  Basketball  Space Exploration  Fabio Capello  Russian banks  Moscow  Primorsky Territory  Archeology  Russian courts  weather in Russia  Europeans 2012  Kazan  Russian business  Painting  Russian Literature  Visa Centre  Olympic Games 2012  advertisement in Russia  Supseh  obituary  Aleksandr Mamut  Marina Vladi  Masyanya  Photography  Sergey Solovyov  Russian mobile operators  Russian gas  Syria  Russian history  The Book of Records of Russia  Film Distribution  accident  tour  Moscow Circuses  Russian Cinema  Zinaida Gippius  Double-degrees  elections in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian ballet  May 6 rally  Exhibitions in Moscow  Perm  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Constructivism  fashion weeks  May 1  Russian tourism 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites