2017-01-23T11:04:34ZChristmas in Estonia centers around food, Santa's visit, and the wish for peace on Earth. Enjoy these traditions that are similar in nature to other Baltic nation Christmas traditions.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZThe tradition of Ukraine's Santa Claus centers around Svyatyy Mykolay and Did Moroz. Learn about the Ukrainian Santa and his role in the Christmas season.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZSanta Claus in the Czech Republic takes multiple forms. On December 5th, St. Nick and his helpers pass out candy and small treats. On Christmas Eve, Baby Jesus takes the place of the Western Santa Claus.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZFrom pierogi to paczki, traditional Polish food has recovered from its suppression under Communist rule and become a popular option for modern diners.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZWianki celebrates the midsummer solstice. Wreathes and bonfires are important parts of this Polish festival. Krakow's St. John's Eve festivities and rituals are some of the most famous in Poland.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZFrom the Kremlin to the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, here are the gest things for travelers to do in Moscow, Russia.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZTry some of these Russian traditional foods and know what to expect when you sit down to dine in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or another Russian city.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZThe Russian Winter Festival in Moscow is a cultural festival where the holiday season is celebrated with enthusiasm and drama.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZLearn about Russian Culture - Elements of Russian culture include traditions, foods, art, music, important landmarks, historical events, and more. The culture of Russia is colorful, complex, and fascinating!
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZSvyatki – Sviatki – Russian Christmastide
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZTravel during the months of December, January, and February is a special opportunity to see Vilnius in Winter. The Lithuanian capital city celebrates winter with special holidays and events and looks even more beautiful under its blanket of snow.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZThe Russian New Year is celebrated in both old and new ways in Russia. Though some traditions mimic our own, others are unique to this country. Find out more about how the Russians mark this holiday.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZBulgaria - The country of Bulgaria
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZAlbania's relationship with Christmas is somewhat different than in other countries of Eastern Europe. New Year's often stands in for Christmas, with a tree, gift-giving, and family gatherings.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZPolish Christmas traditions are drawn from both Catholic and pagan beliefs. The holiday season is a special time of year in Poland, with Christmas celebrated both publicly and privately.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZThe Baltic Region of Eastern Europe consists of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Focus your itinerary on one country or visit all three for a good overview.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZRussian Orthodox Christmas customs take center stage while other traditions have their roots in paganism or modern celebrations of the holiday season.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZTour the Moscow Kremlin through this picture gallery. Photos and information accompany each element of the Kremlin, from the Grand Kremlin Palace to the Tsar Bell. Learn more about Russia's most famous Kremlin!
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZDed Moroz, the Russian Santa - Learn about Russia's Santa Claus
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZLearn the various names for Santa Clause throughout the region of East and East Central Europe. St. Nick is an ubiquitous figure, but Grandfather Frost and Baby Jesus are also important holiday figures.
2017-01-23T11:04:34ZLearn about Russian annual traditions, festivals, and holidays include Maslenitsa, Easter, Christmas, and other customary events and observances.