Moscow in January


I took these photos in the centre of Moscow yesterday. I’m not a fan of huge crowds but I wanted to go there to see the decorations. It was -16°C but due to lack of snow it felt even colder. My hand started loosing its sensitivity without a glove. Thus, the photos are far from being perfect.
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Novy God! New Year in Russia… & Old New Year.

The celebration of Novy God (Новый год, i.e. New Year) in Russia has a deep cultural, historical and political dimension behind it.

Happy New Year 2014 RussiaBefore the 16th century in Rus’ (ancient Russia) March was considered as the first month of the year (like in ancient Rome). After 7000 AM (Year After Creation, i.e. 1492 AD) the tradition of celebrating New Year in September (like in Byzantium) set in. Continue reading “Novy God! New Year in Russia… & Old New Year.”