Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

13 January 2016. Tomorrow is the “Old” New Year!

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To the Old New Year!


Tomorrow, 14 January, is the Old New Year. No, that’s not a contradiction in terms… it’s 1 January on the Julian Calendar. Therefore, for some Russians, it’s time for ROUND TWO of New Year’s celebrations! We’re in the midst of the Svyatki between Christmas and Epiphany (which is next Tuesday, 19 January). It’s a time to feast, feast, feast… and I, Tyotya Vara, will carve the roast beast!

Pass the jug and cheer… did you really need an excuse to do that?



Saturday, 9 January 2016

9 January 2016. Translated Russian Demot… Could You Tell Me What Ded Moroz Brought for You?

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

3 January 2016. Ded Moroz as You’ve Never Seen Him Before!

00 BelTA Infographics. The Differences Between Ded Moroz and Santa Claus. 2011



Dede’s got MOVES… now, how’s that for ya?


Saturday, 2 January 2016

2 January 2016… New Year… A Holiday for ALL People… ALL Peoples… ALL Beliefs… URA!

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Yelena Uvarova

undated (early 2000s)


The New Year is a holiday for all of us… believers and secularists… Russians, Americans, Europeans, and Aussies… men and women, kids and oldsters, rich n’ poor… it’s for ALL of us. It’s a special day when we celebrate our common humanity. My only question is, “Why do some religious believers put on a prune face and refuse to honour the day?” Yes… I’d like to know the answer to that one…


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