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Selling to Russians News: Russian Holidays in 2013
December 05, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Russian Holidays in 2013

As you work or plan to work with clients and business partners in Russia you probably want to know when they are on holidays.

Officially holidays in Russia in 2013 are as follows:

January 1 through 8 – Winter vacation including the New Year and Russian Orthodox Christmas

February 23 – Day of Russian Army

March 8 – International Women’s Day

May 1 through 9 – Spring vacation including the Labor Day and Victory Day (in WWII)

June 12 – Day of Russia

November 4 – Day of Solidarity

Add to each holiday 1 day before it as it is a short working day and nobody works actually.

Unofficially you have to add:

They actually start the Winter holiday season with the Western Christmas, continue to the New Year and at the end add to it so called the Old New Year on January 14 (in the past before Russia switched to Gregorian calendar as the rest of Europe, the New Year in Russia was on this day, so here we come to a strange for a foreigner expression the Old New Year). So, you can count on Russian Winter holidays somewhere from the middle of December to the middle of January. Keep in mind that during this time Russians often travel abroad and look at international properties to buy at the same time.

Another opportunity time slot for you to show your international properties to Russian travelers is Summer holiday season of course when every Russian tries to take his own vacation time and often travel abroad again and see real estate for sale and probably buy it.

That was for Russian Federation. In other Russian-speaking countries of the former Soviet Union, now independent, they have their own vacation schedule, but still you can count on the Winter and Summer Russian-speaking travelers from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc. abroad to see your properties for sale. Get ready on time with your promotion and advertising.

To your best business success,


Olga Kellen,
"Anything Russian",
English - Russian Translator,
Associate member of ATA,
American Translators Association
Author of the e-book for realtors
Selling to Russians

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