rfi

On air
  • RFI English Live
  • Latest Bulletin
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

Moscow's big, bright Christmas and New Year

By Thomas Lowe

In Moscow it's something of a tradition to go down to Red Square during the festive season, ice skate and soak up the atmosphere. Catholic Christmas and New Year are bundled up into one and celebrated together - with a particular Soviet twist. Orthodox Christmas falls on 7 January. Our correspondent Thomas Lowe took a stroll through the markets in central Moscow, which are bigger and brighter than ever before.

Ice slide in Kremlin, Moscow. Thomas Lowe

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt5: Migration takes its toll on Darfuri refugees

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt4: Darfuri refugees hope to resettle in France

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt2: Chadians in Darfur finally return home

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt1: The challenges of living in Djabal refugee camp

Remembering those who died under Nazi Germany through memorial cobblestones

Infanticide in Senegal persists despite efforts to tackle the causes Pt.2

Infanticide in Senegal persists despite efforts to tackle the causes Pt.1

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 2

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 1

Ramadan, both a holy and expensive month in Senegal's capital

Bananas help create Cameroon's first biodegradable sanitary napkins