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Holidays in Russia

Information about holidays in Russia.

Cosmonautics Day in Russia
Russian Holiday observed every year on April 12 to commemorate the first manned orbit of the earth, achieved on April 9, 1962 by the Soviet Union. 27 year old Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin made one complete orbit around the earth aboard the spacecraft Vostok I. The orbit took one hour and forth-eight minutes.

Victory Day in Russia
Russian holdiday observed every year on may 9 to commemorate the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War).

Wikpedia Introduction to Public Holidays in Russia
Includes information about many different public, religious, and traditional holidays. Includes information about Labor Day, Victory Day, Russia Day, Unity Day, International Women's Day, Muslim holidays observed in Russia, Tatiana Day, Valentine's Day, Maslenitsa, Radio Day, Ivan Kupala Day, the Day of Conception, Easter, New Year, and Christmas.

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