Category Archives: Russia

From Russia: Leningrad blockade: 900 days of horror!

By | January 19, 2020

 Russia’s northern capital St. Petersburg is marking 77 years since the breaking of the Nazi blockade. Formerly known as Leningrad, the city lived through 900 days of starvation and horror. WtR PS: The President visited the Nevsky Pyatachok military historical complex, where he laid flowers at the Landmark Stone monument. Then he honoured the memory of Leningrad residents and soldiers defending… Read More »

Epiphany January 19th

By | January 18, 2020

Epiphany Eve or The Eve, is widely known to be held on January 18, the day before the Baptism. On today, it is tradition to dunk yourself in frozen water and it is also tradition to eat cooked stewed fruit with raisins and honey, called “sochivo”, hence the name “sochevnik” or “eve”. Sochivo or kutia,… Read More »