Voices From Russia, Too

Thursday, 2 January 2014

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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00 New Year 2014 in Russia 02. Moscow. 02.01.14

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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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Photo Essay. Navy Day is “Neptune Day” in Russia

Naval honour guard. Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District) RF

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Naval Infantry officer in AFV. Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District) RF

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Now, would “Neptune Day” be complete without King Neptune and his court? Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District) RF

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This is what the Naval Infantry does for shits n’ giggles. Ponder the fact that these bubbas ENJOY this… Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District) RF

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Black Sea Fleet bugler. Sevastopol (Special City of Sevastopol) THE UKRAINE

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The Black Sea Fleet frogmen on parade. Sevastopol (Special City of Sevastopol) THE UKRAINE

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There’s a whole lotta clean innocent fun on “Neptune Day”, too! parts unknown (no details given)

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Navy vets whoop it up. Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan. Volga Federal District) RF

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The Naval Infantry show off their martial arts skills… wanna rumble? Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan. Volga Federal District) RF

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