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"Christmas Light" Festival in Moscow
Luminous art objects, multilayered garlands and light fountains have adorned Moscow streets. Join the festival and take lots of colorful winter selfies.
--07-01-2017--
Festival "Ice Moscow": Fairytale Journey for Whole Family
Victory Park will be transformed again: a miraculous ice town with Russia's most interesting places all together will appear at Poklonnaya Hill.
--26-12-2016--
Journey into Christmas Starts in Moscow on December 16
The festival Journey into Christmas will be held in 33 venues of Moscow from December 16th till January 15th.
--10-12-2016--
Museum of Old New Year Opened in St. Petersburg
The Old New Year Museum is dedicated to traditions of celebrating the New Year in the past.
--14-08-2016--
Festival Journey into Christmas
For one month Moscow will be shrouded into the atmosphere of winter magic with millions of sparks and fairy tale shows. The city streets will sparkle with multi-colored little lamps, be filled with aroma of exhibition fair dishes and sounds of music.
--16-12-2015--
Corporate New Year Parties Over After Kremlin's Barb
The partys over after for many state-run companies after the Kremlin indicated its wrong to use corporate funds to pay for lavish New Year celebrations.
--19-12-2013--
Best Russian Movies about Winter Time and Holidays
Winter with all the holidays during this time of the year is very important part in lives of all Russian people. So no wonder that Russian cinematograph has created so many good movies dedicated to this period. Today we'll tell you about the best examples. Some of them are about New Year, some about Christmas, some are just classical fairy tales in winter decorations. But all these films create good and warm mood in every snowy and frosty day. Enjoy!
--13-01-2012--
Russian New Year and Christmas Songs
Nothing brings a special holiday mood as well as New Year and Christmas songs. In this article we'll tell you about the most popular holiday songs among Russian people. These song are usually come from our favourite movies or cartoons and stay with us for many years helping to celebrate merry winter holidays happily. So let's go, the music is waiting for you!
--30-12-2011--
City Hunter: Russian Winter Museums
Even when the weather is cold, there are plenty of interesting activities to keep yourself and your family entertained. If you are looking for some interesting ideas, we recommend you to visit one of the three museums, described in the article. Winter season is the best time to go there and to have much fun.
--13-02-2012--
10 Symbols and Traditions of Russian New Year
New Year is a favourite holiday of Russian people. No other event has so many symbols, customs, traditions. As the general rules for that holiday are equal to almost all the countries, in Russia New Year has its own unique face. It is a very interesting blend of secular, Soviet, orthodox and pagan traditions. Do you want to know more? Well, let's go!
--28-12-2011--
Russian New Year's Feast
Whence is the tradition to meet the new year at a festive table? What dishes did great-grandmothers and grandmothers of modern Russians cook for this holiday? In the very beginning, in the epoch of Peter the Great who decreed to celebrate the New Year on the night of December 31st to January 1st, the main thing on this holiday was not the table, but dancing. For dinner, supper and breakfast our ancestors had... only dances and drinks to satisfy thirst.
--15-12-2011--
Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden)
Snegurochka, i.e. Snow Maiden, is an indispensable New Year's character from Russian fairy tales, the charming granddaughter of Father Frost, his constant companion and assistant. Sometimes she is depicted as a little girl, and sometimes as a young lady.
--13-12-2011--
Old Soviet Christmas-tree Decorations
There are so many beautiful Christmas-tree decorations in modern shops, so why do the Russian people love their old Soviet toys so much and hand them on Christmas trees every year? They are not so beautiful and bright, so what is so charming about them? Read our article with colourful photos and you will see...
--14-12-2011--
Russian Winter: Christmas Markets and Fairs in Moscow
The winter holiday season in the city is not so cheerful and festive without the traditional Christmas markets that spring up each year. We are glad to present you a guide to several Moscow spots, where you can buy handcrafted gifts and enjoy beautiful New Year atmosphere.
--16-12-2011--
Old Soviet New Year's Postcards
The story of the Soviet New Year's postcards is a story of millions of Russian people, the breath of discrepant, but still great epoch. In this article we will show you a very colourful gallery of the most remarkable examples of the Soviet New Year's cards. Enjoy!
--08-12-2011--
New Year Traditions and Beliefs in Russia
January the first winter month was once called prosinets (azure-like) in Old Rus, because after the low gloomy sky of December it brought islets of clear dark blue sky. But January was also famous for its blizzards and frosts. Hence is its ancient name of sechen (whipping one). Besides, January also used to be the month of Vasily (Basil) in honor of St. Basil, whose day fell on January, 1st the turning point of winter.
--25-10-2011--
Happy Old New Year!
Sounds strange, doesn't it? For Russia it is quite OK. Comrade Lenin had no idea of the present he was giving to many generation ahead, when signing the decree On introducing the West European calendar in the Republic of Russia on January 24, 1918. He presented the Russians with the unique holiday of the Old New Year! How naive he was supposing that we would celebrate the New Year like all the rest, only by the Gregorian calendar!
--28-08-2011--
RUSSIAN NEW YEAR
New Year is the main holiday of the year in Russia the most welcome and the most beautiful one, rich in history, fascinating traditions and amusing customs.
--28-08-2011--


News:

Christmas Fair in Red Square
Moscow's main Christmas fair is a 2000 sq meter large venue, where you can purchase handmade souvenirs or just enjoy the New Year's atmosphere.
--05-01-2017--
Amusement Park "World New Year" Opened in St. Petersburg
Congress and exhibition center Expoforum welcomes to a huge interactive venue till January 8.
--05-01-2017--
Moscow Red Square to Be Closed on New Year's Eve
Access will be possible only for holders of invitation tickets. They can be obtained through the Active Citizen portal.
--31-12-2016--
Three Festive Trams Appeared in Moscow Streets
These Christmas and New Year trams are adorned with flickering LED lights.
--28-12-2016--
Moscow New Year's Eve in Harry Potter Style
What could be more magical than meeting the New Year in Hogwarts? With a huge Christmas Tree and treats in the Great Hall, and a party at Three Brooms...
--22-12-2016--
Sagaalgan to be Celebrated in Moscow
The Buddhist New Year - Sagaalgan - will be celebrated in Moscow.
--30-01-2016--
Charity New Year Party Held in Moscow
Charity New Year performance Legend of Sleeping Beauty took place in Moscow today.
--30-12-2015--
Grand Festival Journey into Christmas Started in Moscow
The long-awaited Moscow festival Journey into Christmas was officially started on Friday, December 18.
--20-12-2015--
New Year Charity Fair of Shelter Pets
The creative industries center Fabrika will host a fair of shelter animals, who dream of meeting the New Year in a family circle.
--10-12-2015--
Irony of Fate Exhibition to Run in Moscow
The exhibition dedicated to the cult New Year movie Irony of Fate directed by Eldar Ryazanov will be held in Moscow.
--29-12-2014--
Russians Are Recommended To Stay In Russia During Holidays
Given the unstable situation in the world in regard to infectious diseases, it is recommended to cancel all possible travels and vacations abroad.
--22-11-2014--
New Year Toys Factory Special Invitations
The Museum New Years Toys Factory in Sokolniki can be visited for free by the people looking like Father Frost.
--16-11-2014--
Over 300 Voronezh Dwellers Filmed in Elki 1914 Comedy
Filming of the comedy Elki 1914 took place in the foyer of the Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theater.
--15-11-2014--
Sagaalgan Holiday
The traditional holiday Sagaalgan was held at the Ethnographic Museum of Transbaikalia. Sagaalgan, White Crescent Holiday or Lunar Calendar New Year is one of the most important holidays of Buryats.
--20-02-2014--
Lots of Moscow Museums Can Be Visited for Free in the Beginning of January
During the New Year and Christmas vacations tourists and Muscovites are most welcomed to enjoy art and culture: 57 museums and 26 exhibition halls will be opened from January 2 to January 8, admission free.
--30-12-2013--
NY Meal to Cost RUR 4,019
Russians are facing a more expensive food basket this New Year amid a moderate inflation and stagnating economy as revealed in the latest report by the Federal Statistics Agency.
--26-12-2013--
Banks Waiting for Your Bonuses
While Russians are eagerly waiting for their yearly bonuses, banks are looking at ways to attract these funds, the best one being higher interest rates on deposits.
--08-12-2012--
Russians To Spend More on New Year
New Year holiday budgets in Russia are expected to grow on last year's figures, says a recent poll.
--06-12-2012--
Russians to Have Long Winter Holidays Again
Like in previous years, forthcoming New Year and Christmas holidays in Russia will last ten days: from December 30 to January 8.
--07-09-2012--
Buryatia Invites to Celebrate Buddhist New Year
Buryatia is expected to become a popular travel destination due to the celebration of one of the most striking events of this season Buddhist New Year.
--20-01-2012--
Russians to Spend $100 on New Years Treatments
An average cost of 2012 New Years treatments will make up 3 060 Rubles (about $100) in Russia, counted the Federal State Statistics Service.
--28-12-2011--
New Year Carnival to be Held in Elbrus Region
Winter carnival, colorful ski show and best costume contest will be offered to visitors of the Elbrus region on New Year's Day.
--28-12-2011--
Moscow Brewing Company Offers New Year Free Tours
Tourists and locals are welcomed to take part in free beer tasting tours at Moscow Brewing Company during New Year holidays.
--26-12-2011--
Nizhny Novgorod to Prepare for Winter Holiday Season
Christmas and New Year entertainment programs will be presented in different parts of Nizhny Novgorod during winter holidays in Russia.
--23-12-2011--
Sober New Year in the Central Moscow
If you want to celebrate New Year's Eve on Moscow streets, you should prepare for the sober holiday, as the authorities decided to ban the sale of alcohol in the city centre on New Year's Eve night.
--23-12-2011--
Extension of Public Transport Services on the New Year's Day
Regular public transport in Moscow will extend operating hours during New Year's Day celebrations.
--22-12-2011--
Christmas-tree Markets Open in Russia
On December 20, thousands of Christmas firtree markets opened in all Russian cities and big villages. Only in Moscow there are more than 300 places to buy a natural green tree.
--22-12-2011--
Christmas Fair to Open in Petrozavodsk
Christmas Fair will be held in the centre of Petrozavodsk. Visitors can buy Christmas gifts, made by the best Karelian craftsmen.
--21-12-2011--
New Year Celebrations Start in Yekaterinburg
Winter holiday celebrations will start in Yekaterinburg this weekend. New Year and Christmas shows will be held in different parts of the city.
--21-12-2011--
Uglich Invites Tourists to Enjoy New Year Holidays
An exciting program will be presented to visitors of Uglich during New year holidays.
--16-12-2011--
Lizard Benya Became Symbol of the Coming Year
Yekaterinburg zoo has finished elections of the living symbol of 2012. The winner is an animal which looks like a little dragon.
--14-12-2011--
Christmas Gifts Fair Opens in Moscow
Traditional Christmas Gifts Fair has opened in Moscow. Everybody can find something special for Christmas there.
--13-12-2011--
The Best Place for Christmas is Home
The recent poll opinion has found out the Russians' favourite places for spending their New Year and Christmas holidays.
--12-12-2011--
Father Frost Celebrates His Birthday Today
Father Frost also known as Russian Santa Claus celebrates birthday in his residence in Veliky Ustyug today. He will light up the first Christmas tree and then start off his holiday trip to Russia and other countries.
--18-11-2011--
Secrets of New Years Decoration in Moscow
Moscow is preparing for celebrating New Years Day and Christmas. The center of the capital will be decorated with 72 fir trees by 25 November. The height of the New Years trees will be more than 9 meters.
--09-11-2011--
Russia to See in 2023 without Champagne
Champagne, one of the symbols of a New Years Day, wont be present at a table of a Russian family from 2023. As according to the agreement between Russian sparking wine producers and the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) Russian wine might not be called champagne from December 31, 2022.
--25-10-2011--
Russian Stock Exchanges to Work on New Years Holidays
From 2012 Russian stock exchanges will work during New Years holidays. The stock exchanges will be open from January 3 up to 6 and from 8 up to 10, unless these days are weekend.
--12-10-2011--





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