Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrived in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
Putin expects Russian-European Mars landing mission to crown with successScience & Space July 21, 18:21
Key facts about ExxonMobil and its business in RussiaBusiness & Economy July 21, 18:14
Nemtsov’s daughter appeals against verdict on her father’s murder with Supreme CourtSociety & Culture July 21, 18:03
MOSCOW, December 25 (Itar-Tass) – Disciples of Western denominations of Christianity living in Russia mark Christmas Sunday.
The nighttime vigil has been held in Moscow’s Metropolitan Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Malaya Gruzinskaya Street. It was led by the Archbishop of the Roman Catholics of Moscow and Central Russia, Paolo Pezzi.
The traditional Christmas crib has been installed by the entrance to the cathedral. The composition depicts the nativity cavern, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, the magi, and the shepherds.
Thanks to the Year of Italy in Russia, a whole collection of cribs has been brought to Moscow this year. They are put up for display in the exhibition center of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Savior in downtown Moscow.
Apart from the Roman Catholics, marking Christmas December 25 under the Gregorian calendar are the Lutherans, Anglicans, Baptists, Methodist, the Pentecostal Christians, as well as some sections of Eastern Orthodoxy.
The Eastern Orthodox Churches in Russia, Serbia, Georgia, and Jerusalem, the liturgical cycle of which is pegged to the Biblical-era Julian calendar, will mark Christmas January 7.
In the 21st century, the Julian calendar is fourteen days behind the Gregorian calendar.