MASLENITSA

MASLENITSA Maslenitsa, the “Farewell to the Russian Winter”, is one of the most exciting, joyful and tasty festivals of the year. It is celebrated very enthusiastically and flamboyantly all over Russia over a period of 7 days. This ancient pagan celebration, with origins stretching back many centuries, has now become...

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Russia Literature & Lunch Group

RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND LUNCH GROUP Have you ever thought: here I am in Moscow and maybe I could read some of that Russian literature I hear so much about? The IWC Russian literature and lunch group has thrived for more than 20 years. The secret: we help each other discover...

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CHRISTMAS IN CROATIA

CHRISTMAS IN CROATIA With almost 90% of Croatians being Catholics, Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Croatia and is celebrated quite similarly as in other Catholic countries. The 4th Sunday before Christmas is Advent Sunday which marks the beginning of Advent and an official beginning of the...

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CHRISTMAS IN PALESTINE

CHRISTMAS IN PALESTINE Each time this year, Christians from all over the world join Christian Palestinians to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the city in which Jesus Christ was born. According to the Western calendar, prayers are held on the morning of 24 December, whereas as another mass is held on...

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CHRISTMAS IN ITALY

CHRISTMAS IN ITALY Is celebrated differently, depending on the region. However, there are many things in common between the regions. For all children, this is the most important holiday of the year and falls on December 25th of each year. Their letters are sent to Santa Claus and are full...

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CHRISTMAS IN POLAND

CHRISTMAS IN POLAND Dear Readers!Christmas is one of the best times to visit Poland! All around the country, there are winter markets, ice rinks, and special events that put us all in the Christmas mood. Preparation for Christmas in many Polish households starts weeks before the 24th of December; families...

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FILIPINO CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

FILIPINO CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS  Some of our club members are happy to  tell us how they celebrate Christmas holidays in their respective Countries. Today we are going to discover the Philippines traditions. Don’t miss the next articles. Christmas is the most important holiday in my country. It starts in September, where we start...

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HOW TO GET THE QR CODE?

HOW TO GET THE QR CODE? On November 12th, 2021, a bill was presented stating that from February 1st, 2022, in Moscow it will be mandatory to present a QR code to access cultural institutions, public places, all public transportation, non-food stores and restaurants. Starting from February 1st, it will...

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IWC Membership Co-Chair Olga Nikolaidou

We are glad to have a new membership Co-Chair in our Club. My name is Olga Nikolaidou, I am from Greece and spouse of the political counselor of the Embassy of Greece in Russia. When I became a diplomatic wife, I had to give up my 15 year career as...

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