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Russian Word of the Day: зажигаться/зажечься-to light up

While Americans are bustling about this week to get ready for Thanksgiving and the official start of the holiday season, Santa Claus’ birthday (November 18th) marks the beginning of the holiday season in Russia.  So this week will focus on… Continue Reading →

Holiday Carols in Russian and Ukrainian

Please also check out my more recent posts on this: More on “Carol of the Bells” “Sleep, Jesus, Sleep” Including my own English version of this Ukrainian song. More Carols and information about ‘Nativity’ in Russian and Ukrainian Another very… Continue Reading →

С Новым Годом! The Russian New Year in Postcards

The New Year is the biggest holiday in Russia and is celebrated on a level equivalent to our Christmas.  They do have Christmas in the Orthdox religion, Рождество, which takes place on January 6, but in the Orthodox religion they believe the the… Continue Reading →

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