Victory Day in Russia.

Victory Day is one of the greatest holidays in Russia. It is a  celebration of the end of the World War II, which killed millions of people.  This day, May 9,1945, will forever  remain in history and will always remind people of  those horrible days, starvation, devastation, loss of loved ones and bloody battles.  Victory Day is a big and memorable day for every family in Russia. Almost every family has relatives and friends who fought or died in this horrible war. Our parents who were growing up in the war, remember these terrible days as well.  When the war just started, whole country, regardless of nationalities ( USSR included 15 repablics and more then 100 nationalities.), united and stood up to defend their homeland.  Most European countries celebrate Remembrance or Victory day earlier – on May 8.  In the USSR and Russia now the Victory Day is celebrated on May 9 and in 2021 it will be  the 76th anniversary of victory in the WWII.  Why do Europe and Russia celebrate Victory on different days?  The answer is very simple: the difference in time zones.  The German Instrument of Surrender was signed late in the evening on May 8, 1945, at 22:43 and in Moscow was already 00:43, May 9. The Soviet government announced the Victory on May 9.  The solemn parade in honor of the Victory in World War II was held on June 24, 1945,  on Red Square, in Moscow.  On that day, the Soviet government and people laid flowers at the Lenin Mausoleum and  the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, who died in the war fiercely defending their homeland.The whole country had one minute of silence and in the evening was big celebrations and  fireworks.  Since then, every year people have celebrated Victory Day, but not every year there was a military parade.   The fourth paradeContinue reading “Victory Day in Russia.”

Why Was Italian Music Extreamly Popular In USSR?

I love music! Music is a fantastic way to cheer you up, relieve stress, encourage, inspire, dream, fly away and just relish your life. It always brings my mood up. I listen music everywhere and at work too. I have a young girl-coworker who creates a playlist to listen at work. She is absolutely goodContinue reading “Why Was Italian Music Extreamly Popular In USSR?”

One day trip to Peterhof from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Original post located on Triptipedia. Please click here to visit my page. If you are planning to go to St Petersburg, Russia, please include in your itinerary a one-day trip to Royal summer residence Peterhof. The idea to build a magnificent palace ensemble with fountains belonged to Tsar Peter the Great ( Peter I). You willContinue reading “One day trip to Peterhof from St. Petersburg, Russia.”

Tips for 2021 New Year Celebration.

New Year is a favorite holiday for many people. Everyone is waiting for a miracle and sincerely believes in New Year’s magic.  To make dreams and wishes come true, here are tips for the New Year 2021 celebration: 2021 Year of the Metal Ox The symbol of the coming 2021 year is the Metal Ox. It symbolizes perseverance, stubbornness and energy. The Metal Ox has many respects for hardworking people and is going to beContinue reading “Tips for 2021 New Year Celebration.”

Santa around the world.

New Year’s holidays are always the most magical moments of the year, with fabulous, cheerful and kind atmosphere.   Santa is a symbol of this joyous holiday, very popular in every country and he has lots of different names like Santa Claus, Ded Moroz,  Father Christmas,  Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas,  Saint Nick, Kris Kringle and many more.  The modernContinue reading “Santa around the world.”

New Year in USSR.

In the USSR the New Year was a non-religious and non-Communist holiday. It was a family festivity, when everyone gathered together for this wonderful celebration and it was the favorite holiday for children and adults. History Before the Russian Revolution  1917, Christmas was the main  winter holiday.  The first official Christmas tree in Russia was arranged by Emperor Nicholas I at the request of his wife, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, Princess Charlotte of Prussia.  On December 24, 1817 the Christmas tree was installed in theContinue reading “New Year in USSR.”

The quarantine time and projects.

Life is wonderful, interesting, but absolutely unexpected. You never know what is waiting for you around the corner. I was in Tokyo in September and after … Boom… Pandemic. Covid-19 affected our lives, economy, travel, and lots of other industries. It feels like the entire world just freezes, and we are all stuck. Lots ofContinue reading “The quarantine time and projects.”