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Christmas

Christmas is celebrated in Russia as a religious holiday. Because the Russian Orthodox Church does not recognize the Gregorian calendar, religious events are timed according to the Julian calendar. This means that Christmas falls on the 7th of January. In point of whether New Year and Christmas...

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Red Armys Day

Red Army and RKKA are abbreviations for "Workers' and Peasants' Red Army", the armed forces organised by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918. This organisation became the army of the Soviet Union since its establishment in 1922. "Red" refers to the blood shed by the working class...

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Peter I Biography

Peter the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov (Russian: Пётр I Алексеевич Pyotr I Alekse`yevich, Пётр Великий Pyotr Veli`kiy) (9 June 1672 – 8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his weak...

  2009-04-03   2870

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Biography

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968), Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Soviet cosmonaut who on 12 April 1961 became the first human in space and the first human to orbit the Earth. Early life Yuri Gagarin was born in a village of Klushino near Gzhatsk (now in Smolensk...

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Anna Akhmatova Biography

Anna Akhmatova (June 23 [O.S. June 11] 1889 — March 5, 1966) was the pen name of Anna Andreevna Gorenko, theleader and the heart and soul of St Petersburg tradition of Russian poetry in the course of half a century. Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems to universalized, ingeniously...

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Valentine Traditions

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was: Good morning to you, valentine; Curl your locks as I do mine --- Two before and three behind. Good morning to you, valentine. In Wales...

  2009-02-15   2583

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