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    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
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    • Merry Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia
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    Nativity scene in a cathedral in Kazan.

    Orthodox Christians all across Russia flocked to cathedrals and churches during the late hours of January 6 to attend all-night vigils and masses celebrating the coming of one of the most important religious observances - Christmas.

    Adherents of the Russian Orthodox Church, along with the followers of several other local churches, observe Christmas on January 7. Browse this gallery and see how this holiday is celebrated in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Simferopol, Kaliningrad, Grozny and other cities throughout the country.

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