RBTH team wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
We wanted to greet each of you in your language so we recorded this song. Wish you more good news in the new year
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...
Winter swimming or “walrusing” (swimming in open water in winter) is a common pastime in Finland, the Baltic countries and Russia
Great Russian reads sparkling with wit, humor and drama
Opening festivities attract more than 25,000 Muscovites
Seeing flying minibuses, dodging avalanches, being trapped indoors for 3 days and fishing on frozen lakes and the sea are some of the experiences that come with spending long and extreme winters in the Russian Far East
From Russia’s main Christmas tree and chime bells on Red Square to the holiday cheer ringing in Moscow’s pedestrian zones, RBTH tells you where to have New Year’s Eve fun in the capital
RBTH offers you to take a look at the winter activities you can enjoy in Moscow; but hurry before the winter is over
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