Voices From Russia, Too

Monday, 7 December 2015

7 December 2015. Now, Here’s an Old School Sov Era New Year…

00 New Year Yolka USSR Russia 061215

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This is what most Russian people think of for the New Year. In Russia, New Year is the gift-giving time and Christmas is a religious holyday… isn’t that a right proper way to keep holy things holy?

BMD

Friday, 30 January 2015

30 January 2015. A Multimedia Presentation… The Great Blessing of the Waters at Epiphany

00 Epiphany. Arkansas River blessing. 30.01.15

Blessing the Arkansas River

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00 Epiphany. Susquehana River blessing 01. 30.01.15

Blessing the Susquehanna River

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00 Epiphany. Susquehana River blessing 02. 30.01.15

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00 Epiphany. Susquehana River blessing 03. 30.01.15

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Friday, 12 December 2014

12 December 2014. Our Great Russian Motherland… Moscow’s Winter Wonderland

00 Snowy Moscow 01. 12.12.14

The first significant snowfall hit the Russian capital on 10 December. This image shows the State Historical Museum in Manezhnaya Square, in central Moscow.

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00 Snowy Moscow 02. 12.12.14

A couple in the Aleksandrovsky Sad.

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00 Snowy Moscow 03. 12.12.14

Two women walking in the snow in Red Square.

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00 Snowy Moscow 04. 12.12.14

Snow falling on the towers of the Historical Museum.

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00 Snowy Moscow 05. 12.12.14

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00 Snowy Moscow 06. 12.12.14

St Basil Cathedral covered in snow.

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00 Snowy Moscow 07. 12.12.14

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00 Snowy Moscow 08. 12.12.14 

Yuri Dolgoruky monument.

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00 Snowy Moscow 09. 12.12.14

Christmas Fair in Red Square.

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00 Snowy Moscow 10. 12.12.14

Shoveling snow on Red Square.

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00 Snowy Moscow 11. 12.12.14

Trees decorated for the holidays in central Moscow.

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00 Snowy Moscow 12. 12.12.14

Merry-go-Round in Red Square.

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The first significant snowfall hit the Russian capital on 10 December. Up to 20 percent of the monthly snowfall amount fell in some areas of the city during the day. More than 10,000 snowploughs cleaned up the snow-covered streets.

11 December 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/766361

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

8 January 2013. They Celebrated the New Year in… Scotland… the Scots Call it “Hogmanay”

00 New Years. Scotland. Hogmany. 08.01.13

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In Scotland, girls with the Scots flag stand in the River Forth during the annual Loony Dook Swim in South Queensferry. People celebrated Hogmanay all over Scotland. For many years, the Calvinist clergy discouraged the celebration of Christmas, deeming it popish frippery. Ergo, after a joyless interregnum that ended in the late 17th century, people celebrated the New Year instead.

BMD

 

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