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Christmas message. Lettering composition with phrase in Russian language. Warm wishes for happy holidays in Cyrillic. English translation: Happy New Year and Merry Christmas. Vector

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Святой день! Всех с Рождеством Христовым! Всем - кто верит! An Orthodox Christmas card from Russia. Such beautiful colors!

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Russian Tea Cakes (Snowballs)

Russian Tea Cakes (Snowballs): Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies filled with nuts and rolled in powdered sugar. A classic cookie at Christmas time!

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vintage Russian Christmas cards (some merchants bought up cards that were blank inside and wrote "Merry Christmas" in Russian. This increased the cost of the cards, which were only affordable to wealthy people.)

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51 of the Weirdest Ways Christmas Is Celebrated In America

Alaska Alaska As a nod to their Russian Orthodox heritage, Orthodox Christians in Alaska celebrate Christmas according to the "new" Gregorian calendar, rather than the "old" (read: more common) Julian calendar. That means they celebrate a week or two after December 25. Congregants attend a service that ends with blessing stars they have brought to the service. The congregants then spend several days "starring" at the homes of other church members, dropping by to wish them a merry Christmas…

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