Events & Festivals
Orthodox Church as the last week before the start of the Great Fast (or Great Lent) before Easter.Maslenitsa is one of the oldest Slavic festivals and celebrates the end of Winter and beginning of Spring. The sun-festival has its origin over 2’000 years ago in pagan traditions and got adopted by the
Victory Day is a national holiday that celebrates the surrender of the German army at the end of the Second World War (Russia calls its involvement “The Great Patriotic War). The signing of the surrender act happened in the late evening on May 8, 1945 and due to time zone differences already on May 9 in Moscow. For this reason European countries have marked Victory day on May 8 and Russia on May 9.