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Saturday, 7 February 2015

7 February 2015. Greetings from Slovakia! Even the Animals Celebrated Silvester Night

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“I’m never going to drink that much EVER again!” …. famous last words…

BMD

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

RIA-Novosti Presents… Photos of the Week, 21-27 December 2013: Olympic Fire, Ded Moroz, Kobzon the Terrible, and Others…

00 Images of the Week 01. Olympic Flame in Ufa. 02.01.14

A cop on duty during the Olympic torch relay in Ufa.

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00 Images of the Week 02. Ded Moroz in Moscow. 02.01.14

Policeman salutes a driver dressed as Ded Moroz, who brought the New Year’s tree to the Moscow Kremlin.

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00 Images of the Week 03. Khodorkovsky in Berlin. 02.01.14

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of YUKOS, at a press conference at the Museum of the Berlin Wall {the place is a crapitalist rip-off, the admission is 12.50 Euros (564 Roubles. 17 USD. 18 CAD. 19 AUD. 10.40 UK Pounds) per person! An appropriate venue for a scammer, isn’t it?: editor}.

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00 Images of the Week 04. Maidan in Kiev. 02.01.14

Demonstrator at pro-EU rally on the Maidan in Kiev from the Narodnoye Veche  group.

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00 Images of the Week 05. Bandy. Kzan vs Moscow. 02.01.14

Dynamo-Kazan goalkeeper Anders Svensson with Yevgeni Ivanushkin (Dynamo-Moscow) and Aleksei Bushuev (Dynamo Kazan) (left to right) in the Russian Super Cup for Bandy.

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00 Images of the Week 06. Kobzon and Tereshkova. 02.01.14

Iosif Kobzon, First Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee on Culture, and Valentina Tereshkova, Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee for International Affairs, at a plenary meeting.

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00 Images of the Week 07. Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. 02.01.14

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova leaving the correctional colony after her amnesty.

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00 Images of the Week 08. Putin and Nazarbayev. 02.01.14

President Vladimir Putin, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (right to left) before the beginning of the session of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Community in the Kremlin.

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00 Images of the Week 09. Skater Plyushchenko. 02.01.14

Yevgeni Plyushchenko competing in men’s single figure skating short programme at the Russian Cup figure skating championship in Sochi.

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00 Images of the Week 10. Kremlin Yolka. 02.01.14

The view from the top of the main New Year’s tree in Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin.

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00 Images of the Week 11. Obraztsova & Urin. Bolshoi Opera. 02.01.14

Opera singer Yelena Obraztsova and Vladimir Urin, the Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, at a press conference devoted to the 50th anniversary of Obraztsova’s début on the stage.

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00 Images of the Week 12. Ballet in Novosibirsk. 02.01.14

A scene from Tchaikovsky‘s ballet The Nutcracker staged by Igor Zelensky on the stage of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

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00 Images of the Week 13. Ded Moroz. Garden Ring Moscow. 02.01.14

Ded Moroz made a lap around the Garden Ring.

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00 Images of the Week 14. Ded Moroz. Moscow Zoopark. 02.01.14

Actors wearing deer antlers play with children at the Moscow Zoopark during a presentation featuring Ded Moroz.

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00 Images of the Week 15. Kalashnikov. Izhevsk. 02.01.14

Lying in state of the coffin of small arms designer Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Izhevsk.

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27 December 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20131227/986810952_986799180.html

RIA-Novosti Presents… It’s New Year in Russia!

00 New Year 2014 in Russia 01. Moscow. 02.01.14

Traditionally, Red Square is the centre of New Year festivities in Moscow.

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More than 50,000 people jammed Red Square to welcome in the New Year.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 03. Sochi. 02.01.14

This year is the first time that the Winter Olympics will be in Sochi.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 04. Sochi. 02.01.14

New Year fireworks in the main square of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in Greater Sochi.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 05. Sochi. 02.01.14

New Year’s revellers in the main square of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in Greater Sochi.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 06. Novosibirsk. 02.01.14

In Novosibirsk, members of a healthy living society celebrated the New Year by jumping into an icy lake.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 07. Grozny. 02.01.14

Fireworks during the New Year celebrations in Grozny in Chechnya.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 08. Moscow. 02.01.14

Muscovites and tourists alike toasted the New Year at Red Square.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 09. Tara (Omsk Oblast). 02.01.14

Ded Moroz with Snegurochka in a car in front of an apartment house in Tara (Omsk Oblast) before going in to bring gifts to the children there.

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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 10. Vladivostok. 02.01.14

Vladivostok residents rang in the New Year in the central square of the city, where there was a winter village with ice slides and other attractions, as well as highlighting an entertainment programme “Marathon of New Year’s Stories”.

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1 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20140101/987588102.html

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

13 October 2013. Our Great Russian Motherland… Buddhist New Year in Chita

00 Buddhist New Year 2013. Chita RUSSIA. 13.10.13

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Did you know that Buddhism is one of the Big Four traditional religions in Russia (the others are Orthodox Christianity, Islam, and Judaism)? It’s strongest in Kalmykiya, Tyva, and Buryatiya, but there are also large communities in the Altai RepublicTrans-Baikal Krai, and Irkutsk Oblast. The above image is of Buddhist Lunar New Year in Chita, in Siberia. Estimates vary as to numbers, ranging from 700,000 to 2 million (the total, including the non-observant, is probably closer to the higher figure). It’s all Russian! It’s all ours, or none of it’s ours. Think on it.

BMD

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