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A Guide to Moscow’s May Festivals 2020

Fireworks in Moscow

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 all May holiday celebrations in Moscow including Victory parade are canceled. The date of the  Victory Parade in 2020 will be soon announced by the Russian Government.  The calendar of holidays in Russia is quite intense. On the one hand, it is connected with the great history of the country, on…

Most famous Russian women


Historical Background On this day there were mass demonstrations of women in Petrograd, who demanded the right to vote (look at the banner in the picture) and protested against famine and World War I. Four days later Tsar Nicholas II signed an order that allowed women to vote but it didn’t help to stop revolutionary…