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Photo: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) Russians celebrate the Old New Year on January, 14. It is based on the discrepancy between the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It was introduced in Russia in 1918 right after December 31. That is why 1918 started with 14 January.  ...

14.01.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: delo / pixabay.com Primary and secondary school students will be able to take part in the traditional Russian Song Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Lodz (Poland) for the 10th time. The festival is open to contestants with a wide variety of musical tastes, they...

14.01.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: National Ocean Service//wikimedia.org (Public domain) Performances and concerts by troups from the Russian north, master classes, photo exhibitions and other events will be held at the Russian House in Cairo as part of the Russian North project. The project aims to...

14.01.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: KAMAZ-master / youtube.com The KAMAZ-master team has won the Dakar rally, Eurosport reports. The competition ended on Friday, January 14. The route of the famous rally this year is laid through the territory of Saudi Arabia. The final was held in Jeddah. The members of the...

14.01.2022 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: Bicanski / pixnio.com (CC0) The employees of the mass media outlets celebrate their professional holiday, Parlamentskaya Gazeta reports. The date was not chosen by chance: on this day, the first issue of the Vedomosti newspaper was issued by decree of Peter I in...

13.01.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: TODAY / youtube.com President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev thanked the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for carrying out the peacekeeping operation, TASS reports. He met with the Secretary General of the CSTO the day before, January 12. Tokayev noted...

13.01.2022 Subject: Politics


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