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The Irkutsk region (Russia) will host the gastronomic festival “Eat! Love! Baikal!”.

Restaurants from cities on the lake’s shore are participating in the event. For 1 000 rubles you can order a set of 3-4 local fish-based dishes.

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Updated 10.12.2023


Russia: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in Russia in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in Russia in 2023. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Sunday: New Year (Новый год);
  • January 2, Monday: New Year (Новый год);
  • January 3, Tuesday: New Year (Новый год);
  • January 4, Wednesday: New Year (Новый год);
  • January 5, Thursday: New Year (Новый год);
  • January 6, Friday: New Year (Новый год);
  • January 7, Saturday: Christmas (Рождество);
  • January 8, Sunday: New Year (Новый год);
  • February 23, Thursday: Defender of the Fatherland Day (День Защитника Отечества);
  • March 8, Wednesday: International Women’s Day (Международный женский день);
  • May 1, Monday: Labour Day (Праздник Весны и Труда);
  • May 9, Tuesday: Victory Day (День Победы);
  • June 12, Monday: Russia Day (День России);
  • November 4, Saturday: Day of National Unity (День народного единства).

Bridge holidays in 2023: from Sunday, January 1, to Friday, February 24, and from Sunday, January 8, to Monday, May 8.


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