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10 Essential Words For Celebrating the Russian New Year Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

girl making a wish

As we mentioned many times on this blog, New Year’s is probably the main holiday in Russia. Whether you are celebrating it in Russia or talking about it to your friends, here are the words that are certain to come up when discussing New Year’s celebrations in Russia. 1. Ёлка The most important hallmark of New…

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5 Ingredients For A Russian New Year Card Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

New Year is approaching quickly, and, as you remember, this is arguably the most important celebration in Russia. Do you need to brush up your New Year vocabulary? Check out our previous posts on this subject. A big part of the New Year tradition is wishing your loved ones a happy new year —…

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Overview of Public Holidays In Russia Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

Russian holidays have been covered several times on this blog. Let us recap all the times Russians get time off for the holidays. This is different from vacation, which can happen at various times during the year. Since Russia adopted several tenets of the European Social Charter in 2002, employees are entitled to 28…

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Russian Phrases for Giving and Receiving Gifts Posted by on Dec 7, 2012

Image Source: asenat29 via Flickr! It’s that time of the year for many of us to give and receive gifts. Whichever you like most, let’s learn the Russian gift-giving vocabulary just in time for the holidays. Since it’s so much fun to get gifts, let’s start with the verbs получать (imperfective: to get, to receive)…

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