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How Russians Celebrate Maslenitsa: Profound Guide

Maslenitsa in Russia

What is Maslenitsa? You may call it ‘Russian Mardi Gras’ or even ‘Beltane’. And there are many other analogs: ‘Fastelovend’ in Cologne, ‘Fassenacht’ in Mainz, Carnival in Rhineland and other similar celebrations in the Czech Republic, Denmark, and England. Maslenita is a holiday that highlights the beginning of spring. According to ancient traditions, each day…

Top 10 Myths About Russia

Russian cosmonaut

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside enigma” Winston Churchill The job of tour guide means not only to talk about the history and show famous attractions. The goal of a tour guide is also to show real Russian culture, traditions and to break stereotypes. Of course, I’m ready for some funny questions…

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…