Moscow Russia Events
Russia held its annual Victory Day parade in Moscow on Wednesday, commemorating the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Victory Day is known as VE Day in most parts of Europe, while Victory Day in Russia is celebrated as a celebration of Russia's victory over the Nazis. For Russians, it is like Christmas and New Year being combined into one big event. Apart from the sheer size of the day, another feature of Moscow's celebrations is that they are taken much more seriously than in Europe.
The most important midnight mass in Moscow is held by Russian Patriarch Kirill and is attended annually by more than 5,000 Muscovites, including prime ministers and other top officials. This annual event offers runners a unique - or a kind of - tour of the capital, and after the race they can visit more than 30 world-famous sights, including the Kremlin, Kremlin Palace and Red Square, as well as Moscow Cathedral. It is an opportunity to present the most important Russian premieres that came last year.
It is a multi-format action that combines sport, culture and lifestyle and puts Moscow on a par with the major European and international capitals.
The most effective way to unite Russia's various peoples is in the Kremlin, which is used to legitimize Putin's authoritarian rule of the country's political, economic, and social life. Under Putin, Russia has become a centralized and authoritarian state, and has returned to competition with the United States for influence. Putin has made sure that he takes responsibility for managing the crisis, which has hit ordinary Russians and the economy hard. This month, Moscow authorities banned the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco and other non-medical products in the city to combat the coronavirus. Russia has had nearly 600,000 cases so far, more than double the total of last year.
A decree signed by the Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova on 13 November directed all museums within the competence of the Moscow Federal Ministry to stop all public events until the end of the year, beyond the Christmas and New Year holidays. It will also last for the rest of November and into December and the first week of December.
On March 10, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin issued an order to cancel all major public events in the Russian capital for the rest of the year due to an escalating coronavirus outbreak. The shutdown comes after it restricted all cultural events in the city to combat the spread of coronaviruses. The spring shutdown in Russia announced by President Vladimir Putin is nationwide and has cut off restaurants from snack service.
The following year Boris Yeltsin came to power and declared independence from the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. In the following years, when the Soviet Union fell apart, he declared himself president of Russia and came to power as a member of the Communist Party.
The New Year remains the most important event in the Russian calendar, with the exception of some special events such as Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The Russian Orthodox Christmas, which is celebrated according to the Julian calendar, falls on January 7 and is a great celebration for Orthodox Christians in Russia. Russians end the 40-day fast on the first day of the New Year, the day after the end of their fast. The Russian Christmas, which falls on January 7 according to the Julian calendar, is probably the most popular holiday for Russian Christians.
Moscow's importance as a country declined after 1712, when Peter the Great moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg. After months of protests, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, fled Russia and was replaced by a pro-Western government. Putin gained popularity and influence through a determined response to the Chechen war. War broke out in 2006 in Chechnya, Russia's second-largest city after Moscow.
The Moscow weather in September is quite warm, so you will miss the milder summer weather, but if you get an unexpectedly cold or wet day, take advantage of it. If you can't be invited to a Russian house, try a Baltschug and have a great view of Moscow's fireworks.
If you take up the challenge, you can also take the event in a different direction from the usual route. Along the way you will see Peter the Great, Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Gorbachev and many other famous personalities.
In summer, Moscow does not have many events, but in September there are still fairs and festivals to be experienced. The New Year in Moscow is of course exotic, so if you are looking for an extraordinary party, there is a fantastic themed party where dressing up is mandatory. Various periods of antiquity and the 20th century are traced and you will be enthralled by the young and fashionable people.