Culture of Russia
Welcome to my Culture of Russia page.
For once you have visited Russia, have tested its rich history and culture, there is no turning back. Russia will be with you forever, setting up its myriad paradoxes, posing unanswerable questions, and beckoning you to return…We, Russians, are very proud of our culture and history which can boast a long tradition of excellence in every aspect of the arts. Especially when it comes to Russian literature and philosophy, classical music and ballet in Russia, architecture and painting, cinema and animation, which all had considerable influence on the world culture.
Russian people consider themselves a well educated nation and I completely agree with that statement. It’s true we read a lot! Each year Russia graduates over 200,000 computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists. Overall Russian folk general knowledge is very good. We know a little bit about literally everything. We are interesting individuals to talk to and enjoy deep subjects. Yap we read a lot…
“Three Bogatyrs” – Viktor Vasnetsov 1848 – 1926
Russian mythological and historical painter
History is one of the main things binding Russian life together. It is simply impossible in Russia not to know your history. And I am going to present here a brief history of Russia for you.
Russian religion is Christianity and majority of Russians consider themselves as Christians and belong to Russian Orthodox Church. Russian Orthodox Church has a lot of traditions and I’m going to write about it because Russian Christmas and Russian New Year’s traditions are fascinating.
The Culture of Russia is a big journey, keep checking my website for the updates!
What are the core features for Russian Culture anyway? I have outlined for you here a good selection of the major contributors to Russian culture:
Brief History of Russia
Your Moscow Russian Travel Guide.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
Holidays in Russia are important for citizens. All government offices and most other official institutions are closed on public holidays. Working days are often shifted. For instance, if it falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, then the weekend is shifted a day towards the holiday and the Saturday or the Sunday becomes an official working day. On most holidays, you wish people a happy holiday by saying “s prazdnikom”.
- January 1 – New Year
- January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
- February 23 – Defender of the Fatherland Day (informally known as Men’s Day) – by the way, you might find information about Russian Paratrooper’s Day quite interesting…
- March 8 – International Women’s Day
- May 1 – Day of Spring and Labor
- May 9 – Victory Day
- June 12 – Russia Day
- November 4 – Day of Popular Unity
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