Flower Basket to Dubossary, Moldova

On a cold winter day send your dear recipient some warmth and sunshine in a beautiful flower basket to Moldova. A rainbow of seasonal flowers nicely arranged in a wicker basket are made to last and bring joy to everyone around. When you need to cheer them up there’s nothing like burst of colors and fresh flowers!

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Flowers to Tatarstan, Russia

Thank you very much.  At first I was skeptical, but your company did an amazing job and I just wanted to show my appreciation.  You were very prompt at responding to my emails, and delivering the flowers. I am aware that you delivered them at her place of work! Thank you so much for everything.  I will be sure to recommend your company to my friends who will be sending flowers to there loved ones; i will also be using your company again to send flowers to Tatarstan! The price was definitely worth it!



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How to Celebrate Russian New Year

During the Soviet era, Christmas in Russia was erased from the calendar. However, the need for bright, magical winter holiday remained, and soon Christmas was replaced by New Year. Most Christmas attributes like New Year tree, festive dinner, lights, garlands, firecrackers and of course New Year gifts were transferred to the New Year holiday. Up to this day New Year in Russia is the biggest and most important holiday celebrated with big pomp and enthusiasm throughout the country.

New Year Tree

New Year tree is an integral part of winter holidays in Russia. People start buying and decorating New Year trees a week or two before December, 31 and keep it until Old New Year on January, 13.

There’s a traditions to place two figurines under the New Year tree in Russia, Father Frost (Russian Santa Claus) and his granddaughter Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden). It’s also under the New Year tree where kids find their New Year gifts on the morning of January 1.

Father Frost

Instead of Santa, Russian children believe in the no less mythical Father Frost (Ded Moroz) who wears a long blue or red fur coat, a matching hat, and felt boots. He carries around a large sack with sweets and gifts on his back and a magical stick that has the power to freeze everything around him. Unlike Santa, Father Frost doesn’t have reindeer to fly him around, but instead drives a sled with three horses. His young and beautiful granddaughter Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden) usually helps Ded Moroz with bringing New Year Gifts for kids.

New Year Feast

New Year is the biggest celebration of the year in Russia and like any other big holiday in the country it is celebrated with a large feast that starts around 9-10 pm on New Year’s Eve.

New Year in Russia is the time of plenty when tables are breaking under all the delicious traditional dishes including such famous Russian appetizers as meat dumplings (pelmenyi or pierogies), herring salad (Selyodka pod shuboi), meat salad (Olivier), meet and cheese plates, pickled mushrooms, caviar, tangerines and more. Alcohol also flows freely although champagne is usually reserved for the first toast of the New Year just as the chiming clock strikes midnight.

President’s Speech

Just before midnight all TV channels show the Russian president who addresses the nation with the short speech in which he reflects on the past year and expresses his hopes for the following one. Right after the speech, the chiming clock on the Kremlin Tower in Moscow is shown counting down the last ten seconds of the year. Sharp at midnight, families and friends stand up, clink their glasses of champagne, wish each other a happy and prosperous new year and exchange gifts.


After raising the first toast people go outside to watch fireworks. Starting fireworks on New Year’s is a very popular activity among both children and adults.

Every family in Russia stays awake at least until 1 am on New Year’s Eve, watching TV, eating and drinking. Later at night many people visit their family and friends and continue celebrating until 5 or 6 in the morning.

If you think that after a celebration of this magnitude it would be hard to return to work, you’re right. Some Russians continue the party by observing Orthodox Christmas, which falls on January 7 , and then Old New Year on January 13. After that, alas, even the Russians have run out of holidays. It’s time to sober up and trudge back to the routine.

To learn more about Russian holidays and to choose your New Year Gifts to Russia please visit www.russianflora.com

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Roses Gift Set to Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Love and romance know no age. Presenting a bouquet of passionate red roses to Ukraine with a cuddly teddy bear and delicious chocolate is a classic token of love and devotion. Feel free to demonstrate your feelings on a special occasion or just because to your dear one and watch them melt with tenderness and affection.

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Fruit Gift Basket to Moscow, Russia

When the big day comes knocking at your door wait no more and order for your dear recipient a gift basket to Moscow that is not only impressive, but also delicious and healthy. They will indulge in a selection of fresh local and exotic fruit, gourmet cheese, nuts, Belgian chocolates, and a bottle of good white wine. Any connoisseur on your list is sure to enjoy this amazing hamper that has something for everyone.

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Flowers Arrangement to Kharkiv, Ukriane

Nataly, I just want to thank you and Russian Flora for always arranging to deliver beautiful bouquets. I have seen all the flowers each time you delivered for me and it is definitely worth every penny what you pay for. I have been very satisfied with all my orders.


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Bouquet of Roses to Voronezh, Russia

This simple but pretty bouquet of red, pink and yellow roses will make an elegant touch for a birthday or anniversary gift to Russia. When presented with a gourmet, sweet or spa gift basket it makes a great romantic surprise for your wife, girlfriend or special someone.

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Christmas in Western Countries vs. Orthodox Christmas


Christmas is the most important and favorite holiday of the year in all Western world. Catholic Christmas traditions differ from those in Eastern church and the differences start with the date of observance. Catholic Christmas is celebrated on December, 25 according to Gregorian calendar while Orthodox church uses Julian calendar and observes Christmas 13 days later on January, 7.

The Christmas countdown in Western countries begins 4 weeks earlier on Advent . Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for Christmas. Churches and families keep a special advent wreath, a circular garland of evergreen branches with five candles. One candle, representing an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, is lit each Sunday before Christmas as a part of the Advent services.

On Christmas Eve all faithful people go to church to attend a midnight mass. Children usually stay at home and go to bed early to dream of their Christmas gifts. Before going to bed, they put their shoes or stockings by the fireplace to find it filled with sweets and gifts from Santa Claus the next morning.

Christmas is a family holiday and is usually celebrated at home with the nearest and dearest. The festive Christmas dinner featuring traditional menu is the highlight of the celebration. It is followed by the exchange of Christmas gifts between friends and family members.


Orthodox Christmas is observed in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Serbia.

Christmas in Russia and other countries is most widely celebrated on January 7, according to the Julian calendar. New Year’s Day, on January 1st, precedes the Russian Christmas and is often observed as a more important holiday. However, now with the western traditions becoming more and more popular, some Russians celebrate two Christmases and even two New Year’s – the first Christmas observed on December 25th, and the second New Year’s called Old New Year observed on January 13th.

For people in Russia Christmas Day is the time for family reunions, Christmas service and a festive meal. There is a 40-day Lent preceding Christmas Day, which lasts until after the evening worship service or until the first star appears in the sky. The holiday dinner that follows called “The Holy Supper” (the last meal of the fast) is strictly Lenten and meatless but it is served in a festive manner. It begins with the Lord’s Prayer of thanksgiving for all the blessings of the past year, led by the father of the family. After the dinner families open Christmas gifts and go to the church to attend Christmas liturgy.


Christmas is the perfect occasion to show your dear ones, relatives, friends and business associates how much you care for them. Sending Christmas gifts to Russia and other countries is not only a generous gesture but also a great way to maintain and improve relationships with those who are far away.

For personal gifts for Christmas feel free to choose the favorite items on the list of your recipients. Presenting delicious and beautifully decorated edible gifts like gourmet gift baskets or sweet gifts is always a good idea for a Christmas gift to a family. For a romantic touch, add fresh flowers, teddy bear, bottle of champagne, cake, their favorite perfume or a piece of jewelry.

When shopping for business Christmas gifts choose something stylish, tasteful and not too expensive. Gourmet and fruit gift baskets and wine hampers make a wonderful office gift that will satisfy any palate. If you’re sending a gift for one or two recipients a Christmas flowers arrangement accompanied by a box of chocolate or good wine will be also a great choice.

Visit online gift catalog at www.russianflora.com to find a perfect Christmas gift for your family, friends, loved ones or colleagues!

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Save 10% on Early Holiday Shopping

The holiday season will be here fast! So, to make sure all your shopping is finished before the rush, we’re offering you the gift of savings. Place your order by November 30, 2013 and use the code ERLYBD13 to save 10% off your order.

Find holiday gifts for that special someone when you order from Russian Flora, the experts in flower and gift delivery in Russia, CIS, & worldwide. No matter who’s on your list, you’re sure to find their favorite things in our catalog of spectacular floral arrangements, delicious gourmet baskets, and assortments of fine spirits.

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Cake & Flowers to Novokuznetsk, Russia

Dear Russian Flora,

Thank you very much for the excellent service. My mom was very happy with flowers, cake and card.

I will definitely recommend my friends your website to use.

I have not the best experience with some EU providers when flowers are not the same as ordered. In your case everything was perfect: the flowers, fresh delicious cake, even the card with excellent poem.

Kind regards,

Anna L.

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