Top 5 fun things to do in Moscow in the last days of winter
RBTH offers you to take a look at the winter activities you can enjoy in Moscow; but hurry before the winter is over
Not least among Russian traditions that Westerners find odd is Christmas - it comes 13 days late, "Santa" doesn't live in the North Pole and you wait until midnight on New Year's to hear...the President! RBTH tries to explain some of the peculiarities about winter holidays in Russia...
Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Russia are filled wit traditions linked to both Christianity and ancient Slavic beliefs
New Year in Russia is followed by the country's longest public holiday. Free from school, children go outside to play and amuse themselves in all sorts of ways.
During the holidays, a morning hangover can ruin your day. There are many remedies in the world for a hangover, but Russians swear by theirs
Known as “Russian Salad” all around the world, Oliviye is a popular winter salad traditionally made in Russia around the New Year
Sheregesh is the most famous ski resort in Russia. It’s located in the south of Siberia, 5 km from the eponymous village in Kemerovskaya Oblast’ (3,876 km from Moscow). The unique Siberian climate makes it possible to ski 7 months out of the year (from November to May). The location is perfect for enjoying the beauty of a genuine Russian winter!
Russians are ready to spend more during this year’s holidays season than they did last year as a distraction from problems
Long before karaoke was invented, singing at the table was an integral part of Russian culture
A former trucker has set up a reindeer farm 60 kilometers from the Russian capital, and gave it a poetic name: Northern Fairy Tale
The city transport will work under a special schedule during the New Year and Christmas holidays, head of the Moscow department of transport and traffic infrastructure development, Maxim Liksutov, said at a meeting of the Moscow government on Friday
New Year celebrations are popular all over the world, but in Russia they are the main national holiday
Both Russian Ded Moroz and Western Santa bring gifts to kids who have been good boys and girls, but the two holiday icons have some distinct differences
One of the main New Year’s traditions in Russia is throwing corporate parties on a large scale, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. This year President Putin has decided to seriously question this tradition
An RBTH correspondent found himself in an ordinary Russian family home where, joy and a magical atmosphere prevail on New Year’s Eve.
It is customary in Russia to propose a toast before each new round of drinks. At official events, the toasts are serious and earnest. At a party with close friends in attendance, they are usually ironic and jocular
Salads must be served in basins, gifts go under the tree, and the Russian Santa appears with his granddaughter instead of elves
Russians spend more on their spouses but less on their children than Europeans
Jennifer Eremeeva takes on the ultimate culinary challenge: updating both the look and taste of two classic New Year salads
Expats enjoy river cruises, ice-skating to the latest sounds and a refreshing visit to a bathhouse
The time has come for one of the most amazing Christmas stories — the story of the Nutcracker.