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    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    • How Russia Celebrates Orthodox Christmas
    © Sputnik / Alexei Malgavko
    As one of the main Christian festivals, Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

    Above: Believers in the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Omsk during a solemn liturgy dedicated to the great feast of Nativity.

    On the night of January 7, Orthodox Christians celebrate one of the most important religious holidays – Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in holiday masses in churches across Russia.

     

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