SUNDAY MARCH 8 CONTENTS
NOTE: According to the website of the Russian Embassy in Washington DC:
The New Year is first on the calendar and in popularity. Many celebrate it twice, on January 1 and 14 (which conesponds to January 1 in the Julian calendar, used in Russia before 1918. Next is February 23, Day, known until recently as Soviet Army Day, popularly viewed as holiday for all men and closely followed by its female counter-part, Women’s Day, March 8, when women receive flowers, presents and are toasted by men.
That’s a verbatim copy of the text, full of hideous linguistic errors. So today Russians are celebrating a Soviet communist holiday, akin to worshiping the Red Army, by favoring their women with gifts, as their KGB spy “prime minister” looks on. Enough said.