‘Top 15 Russian Fears for ’15’ — a ‘Versiya’ Checklist

Kremlin and Saint Basil's File Photo

(Window on Eurasia – Paul Goble – Staunton, January 14, 2015) Russians face so many problems and have so many fears that it is often a daunting task to ensure that one is keeping track of all of them. As a guide for the perplexed, Kseniya Veretennikova provides a checklist of the “top 15 fears” Russians have about the year […]

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What to Expect From 2015, The Year of The Goat

New Year's Eve on Red Square with Fireworks, Kremlin, Saint Basil's, Crowds

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Anna Dolgov – December 31, 2014) After a tumultuous 2014, many Russians who light-heartedly turn to the Chinese astrological calendar for cues during their New Year’s celebrations may welcome the symbol of the coming year –a timid, amiable sheep. Depending on the translation, the animal may also be known as a goat or a ram, […]

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