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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. 

VALENTINE'S DAY IN RUSSIA

02 February 2024

Celebrating Valentine's Day in Russia began only in the 1990s. However, even in the Russian Empire, this traditional Catholic holiday was celebrated, despite the prohibitions of the Orthodox Church. It was especially popular among the nobles following foreign fashion. As nowadays, young people used to send each other Valentine’s presents - hearts made of silk or lace, decorated with flowers. And on this day, balls were often organized, especially in houses where there were young girls of marriageable age.

According to the Orthodox calendar, Saint Tryphon the Martyr was commemorated on the 14th of February. They prayed to this saint for patronage of the family, for peace and love between spouses. February in Russia has traditionally been a wedding month. The young people got married in the interval between Christmas fasting and the Great Lent, because during both of these important periods it was forbidden to get married. On St. Tryphon's Day, girls practiced divination, wondering about their betrothed.

There were many popular beliefs: for example, if a sparrow flies over a girl's head on that day, she will marry a poor, but good guy, and if she sees a bullfinch, then she will get married to a wealthy man.