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Happy Fatherland defenders day

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Happy Fatherland defenders day (Photo by Ekaterina Gamova)

On Feburary 23rd, Russia celebrates its men. Although this holiday has a military history, first celebrated around WWI, it has evolved to become Russia’s somewhat odd counterpart to Women’s Day on March 8th. On February 23rd, Russian women (and sometimes men) celebrate the important men in their lives – fathers, brothers, teachers and even co-workers.

The holiday is celebrated with parades and processions in honor of veterans, and women also give small gifts to the Russian men in their lives, especially husbands (or boyfriends), fathers, sons and brothers. As a part of the workplace culture, women often give gifts to their male co-workers. Consequently, in colloquial usage, the holiday is often referred to as Men’s Day.

However, there are some funny clipart with the players of Zenit Kazan, as well as the Head Coach Vladimir Alekno.

Vladimir Alekno

Vladimir Alekno (Photo by Ekaterina Gamova)

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