How Russia Stole Christmas

With Christmas right around the corner, we are looking back at the history of the Soviet Union and then Russia appropriating Ukrainian folklore and traditions associated with this holiday. Watch our new explainer to learn:

  • how the Soviet authorities attempted to ban traditional Christmas celebrations altogether;
  • why the cult of New Year was invented;
  • how simulacra replaced real traditions on the example of koliadkas;
  • and much more…