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How do Russians celebrate the New Year and Christmas?

How do Russians celebrate the New Year and Christmas?

In Russia, the main holiday is the New Year, and the tradition of celebrating Christmas [Рождество, Rozh-dest-vO] has suffered significantly in the atheistic Soviet Union. However, the last twenty eight years Russians also celebrate Christmas. For Russian people holiday and fun does not happen much!

The label on the card: 

DOWN WITH the bourgeois CHRISTMAS TREE! 

Do not waste your time

On Christmas trees, -

Skates and skis

Are much closer to us.


How do we talk about the weather in Russia?

How do we talk about the weather in Russia?

В последнее время в средней полосе России лето не не балует жителей: то ураганный ветер, то тропический дождь, то температура воздуха опустится словно на дворе не июнь, а самый настоящий октябрь.

These days in Central Russia the summer does not make people happy: either a hurricane-force wind is, or it's raining hard, or the temperature drops as if it was not June, but real October;)

 

В такую погоду хороший хозяин собаку на улицу не выпустит.

In this cold weather, a good master won"t let his dog out.

Дождь льёт как из ведра.

It"s raining cats and dogs.

Разверзлись хляби небесные.