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Museums at Night 2015

moscow events museums at night

Museums at Night is an annual festival designed to encourage people into museums, galleries and heritage sites by showing off the best they have to offer. More than 250 cultural institutions  will be accessible free of charge all day long on May 16 till late at night.

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How to spend Russian “May Holidays” in 2015

If you are lucky to spend the first ten days of May in Russia you’re lucky enough!

Plenty of events will be held over the next two weeks. Russians call this period “May holidays”. We have compiled a list of the most exciting upcoming events to help you find out what to see and do during your visit in Russia.

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Siberian fun: Mass ski run in swimsuits

Grelka fest Sheregesh

Grelka Fest is annual largest event of Siberia taking place in the ski complex “Sheregesh” and attracting more than 10,000 spectators. Usually It happens on the first weekend of April, however, this year the festival will lasts three weekends of the month.

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Baikal Ice Golf Festival 2015

Baikal Ice Golf Festival

Have you ever played golf?
So what do you say about ice golf? You’ve probably never heard of it .
Learn about the Ice Golf Festival that takes place right on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal!


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Free Days at The Hermitage


The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has free admission on every Thursday of the month, during 2015, to commemorate its 250th anniversary. The closest free day is on 5 March, 2015.

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Maslenitsa, the Sun Festival

Maslenitsa is a traditional Russian festival, a mix of pagan beliefs and Christian traditions, which marks the end of winter. It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Paskha (Easter).

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Europe’s largest ice skating rink opens in Moscow

On November 28, 2014, the largest artificial ice rink of 20,510 square meters opened its doors to skaters at the VDNKh (Rus: ВДНХ, National Exhibition of Economic Achievements) in Moscow. It ranked first in terms of area among all Europe rinks. The second one is the FlevOnice rink located in the Netherlands, which is 1,310 square meters less than the Russian rink.

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White nights are coming

Experience the “White Nights” (rus: Белые Ночи [Beliye Nochi]) in Saint Petersburg, when the city stops to sleep and sinks into the constant daylight. This curious phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg’s very northerly geographical location – at 59 degrees 57′ North. During the “White Nights” the sun does not descend below the horizon, it hardly becomes dark and nights get indistinguishable from days. 

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Victory Day Parade 2014

May 9, Russia celebrates one of the biggest holidays, Victory Day (rus: День Победы, Den Pobedy). On 9 May 1945 the German military surrendered to the USSR in Berlin. It became the end of the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War) for the USSR. After four years of fighting USSR lost about 25 (according to different estimates) million citizens. 

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