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The main winter celebration in Russia, the New Year, is here! But did you know that in the 10th-15th centuries Russian New year was celebrated in spring, on the 1st of March? Here is a short history of Russian new year celebrations.

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Russians like a good celebration, and the biggest celebration of the year is coming - the New Year. This is how we celebrate it.

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Holiday season is upon us, and, in case you would like to wish your Russian friends and contacts a Happy New year and a Merry Christmas - Russian style, here is a short guide. As you will see, even Christmas wishes are subject to cross cultural differences!

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Russian names

By Vlada Koroleva
Names are usually not given much attention in textbooks or Russian language lessons. But at the same time, the ability to understand them and to use them properly is very important for successful socialising and building up relationships.

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