Yesterday we had the so-called Pokrova Day, an Orthodox sacred holiday celebrated annually on October 14th. Learn more about celebration history background on wiki. Do we celebrate the Pokrova Day? Well, Orthodox church goers do, but others not really. But that’s not the point. This day is remarkable for proverbial signs. This day is believed to show what type of the upcoming winter would be. In my turn, I prefer this day as Snow Cover Day Further, please, learn signs, watch a video and browse through 20+ snowy…

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill’s visit to Yakutsk appeared to be a big event. He arrived on Thursday and departed in the Saturday morning. I didn’t expect anything special from his arrival. I am a believer, but not Orthodox. I didn’t hide or ignore his presence in the city. I think it wasn’t even possible to do. You could see signs of his visit all around. Like a lot of church goers in the center as well as policemen. Like all-embracing sounds of noisy bells. Like…