December 31st, 2010
Christmas always seems to go by too fast, doesn't it? If you'd like to extend the holiday season, consider applying for a Russian visa. As Gadling reported earlier today, Russia celebrates Christmas about 2 weeks later than the United States, on January 7th.
Gift-giving, however, happens tonight, as back when Russia was communist giving gifts on Christmas was officially frowned on.
How festive is the Christmas season in Russia? Contrary to what you might expect, it's actually quite festive, as Gadling's Meg Nesterov discovered:
"I arrived in Moscow last Friday (western Christmas Eve) to find the capital freezing but festive, with New Year's yolki (trees) decorated all over the city and various versions of Ded Moroz walking the streets, and now in St. Petersburg, locals are rushing
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