Culture

the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness

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The Day of Saint Peter and Saint Fevronia (Russian: День Святых Петра и Февроньи / Den’ Svyatyh Petra i Phevronii) also known as the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness (Russian: День семьи, любви и верности / Den’ sem’i lyubvi i vernosti), the Orthodox patrons of marriage, was officially introduced in Russia in 2008. History […]

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Samovar

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A samovar (Russian: самовар /samovar/) is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water for tea. It is believed that the birthplace of samovar in Russia is city Tula. The museum “Tula samovar” presents all the stages of development of samovar manufacture in Tula region, as well as the history of the […]

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Orthodox Easter

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The date of Orthodox Easter does not coincide with Catholic Easter, since the Orthodox Church follows the Julian calendar, not the Gregorian one, although sometimes the two holidays are in the same day.   Orthodox Easter preparations begin with 40 days of strict Great Lent. The products of animal origin (such as butter, milk, eggs, […]