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Today marks the beginning of Maslenitsa, a unique holiday that lasts a whole week! Let’s break it down day by day and see what customs are associated with each of them.
From retro gadgets to vinyl records and more, here’s a list of the gifts we’ve gotten over the years that we were eternally grateful for – and ones that made us pull a Benedict Cumberbatch.
In Russia, if you wish someone a merry Christmas on December 25, the most likely reply you will get is “not yet!” Why? Because here in Russia, Christmas is celebrated after the New Year, on January 7. But that’s not the only difference! Here’s how ITMO’s international students spend their winter holidays in Russia.
Festive strolls around the city, dazzling light shows, and more – here’s your action plan for the upcoming holidays and beyond.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. You can’t help but love it, even despite the bitter cold, the early sunsets, or the occasional flu. But if it’s your first time in the city when the white veil descends upon us, you might have questions. How do I dress for the weather? How do Russians celebrate the holidays? And which activities can you enjoy? Let’s find out the answers in this digest of winter-themed stories by ITMO.NEWS.
Have you ever thought that perhaps, it would make more sense to celebrate New Year in spring, when everything awakens from the long winter sleep? If so, you’re not alone in this realization. Until 1492, it was March 1 that was considered the first day of the year in Russia.
The winter holidays were made for trying something new – be that sports, cooking experiments, or cultural discoveries. Get inspired by what our team is doing over the first days of 2022 to start the year off on a high note!
The weeks after New Year’s are perfect for staying home, surrounding yourself with friends and snacks (friends optional), and enjoying some quality entertainment. Here is our guide to the season’s recent and upcoming releases that have us hyped for January binging.
Snowflake, bunny, or squirrel – choose the perfect outfit for this New Year with our childhood-inspired list!
If you’re worried you can’t have a complete Russian New Year experience as a vegan, we are here to prove you wrong. Here is our handy guide on how to greet 2022 (or any year) plant-based and happy. Enjoy!