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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION-FORUM RUSSIA

31 January 2024

In Moscow, on the territory of VDNKh, you can visit the International Exhibition-Forum RUSSIA until 12 April. At the exhibition you can learn about the most important achievements and inventions of our country in industry, energy, transport, construction, science, culture and sports. All 89 regions of Russia became participants of the exhibition. 
NEW WINTER ACTIVITIES IN MOSCOW

17 January 2024

We are pleased to tell you about new winter activities in Moscow. For guests of the city we can offer not only classic tours with visits to such famous places as Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Novodevichy Monastery and others. In winter there is a unique opportunity to visit a real husky farm and get acquainted with this amazing and friendly breed of dogs. 

MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY

31 January 2024

Midsummer or the day of the Summer Soltice is one of Northern Europe's favorite traditional celebrations. The exact dates vary among the cultures, but is primarily held close to the summer solstice. The celebration predates Christianity, and has existed under different names and traditions around the world. In Sweden it is called Midsommar, in Norway – Sankthans, in Finland – Juhannus, the Сelts call it Litha, while the Latvians have Līgo Day and Jāņi Day - the 23rd and the 24th of June. On Jāņi, people travel from the city into the countryside to gather and eat, drink, sing and celebrate the solstice by observing the ancient folk traditions relating to renewal and fertility.

In Russia, this holiday corresponds to the holiday of Ivan Kupala (St. John the Baptist), and on this day the people celebrate the Middle of Summer as well. By the old tradition, nowadays the Ivan Kupala Day is celebrated in many countries of Northern and Eastern Europe. Fires lit in the night of Ivan Kupala Day were a symbol and representation of the scorching June sun. Ivan Kupala Day was a holiday of solar fire and its powers of purification and creation.