The historical roots of Russia go so deep that it is very difficult to accurately determine when certain customs, traditions and rituals were created.
There is no such a huge number of national holidays that are celebrated in Russia in any other country. Although not only the national holidays in Russia are marked very widely.
Each culture that the country willingly accepts and which becomes part of Russian culture, also makes its own adjustments, and many holidays of other peoples of the world in Russia are also ready to celebrate together with everyone.
In each republic and in each region people celebrate national holidays, to which are added those that are inherent to a specific locality.
People of all nationalities of the world live in Russia and for each one creates those living conditions that will be comfortable and convenient.
However, if we talk about family values and customs, then Russia is almost the only country that simultaneously retained its ancient inheritance, and at the same time people in the country live as the new modern world demands, with its technological capabilities.
Families in Russia who were ten or twenty years ago are very different from the families that currently exist. Also, the families of those years can not be compared with the traditional family that existed in Russia. Of course, in every country there are significant changes in family relations and in the preservation of traditions and customs.
However, all the same, Russian families live by their own rules and in many of them have simply forgotten that there is a single whole for all that unites the truly Russian families. In addition, mixed marriages also contribute to the fact that cultures and traditions are mixed and, in the end, completely forgotten.
A real Russian family is a strong and friendly community, in which the man is the main breadwinner, and the woman is the keeper of the hearth, responsible for farming, raising children and for ordering the house.
Despite the fact that the man in the family is the master and the wife should obey him in everything, Russian families almost always enjoyed equality, when the couple lived in love and harmony, brought up their children.
Russian women have always been hardworking, and even if their day was filled with domestic cares from the early morning, they always had time for themselves, their children, parents and their beloved spouse.
It should be noted that almost all marriages take place in Russia for love, except for the moments when well-off families are looking for a decent couple for their children on their own, which corresponds to the situation. As a result, prosperity reigns in most families.
Both a man and a woman always have a lot of housework, a woman usually on her feet from the very early morning, she gets up first, in order to prepare breakfast and send a man to work.
Then the household chores begin. All things go faster, if women – neighbors are going to get together and for funny songs remake a huge number of household chores.
Never from a woman in Russia can one hear complaints about a difficult life. Strong Russian women have not changed over time, and now they are also busy all day at home and at work, without noticing how the day goes by.
Many young spouses in Russia live with their parents if there is no possibility to build their own house. Many families purchase housing near their parents’ house in order to be closer to them. Children always listen to the advice of parents in Russia, because the older generation is always wiser and will never say what will be wrong.
Both parents in the family are authorities, to which children listen. Without a parental blessing, no one dares to take a serious step if it concerns marriage or leaving the parental home.However, of course, the main decision is made by the father, and the mother can only accept the decision.
Divorces in Russian families are very rare and they are condemned by the public and relatives, especially if there are children in the divorced family. Most often, even if the relationship in the family has gone wrong, and the spouses are no longer close people, they continue to live together only for the sake of their children, and none of the spouses can get the relationship on the side, because it is also condemned.
Family holidays in Russia are always celebrated very widely, and the whole family gathers on them. Love for children is a special conversation, because the birth of every child is very noisy and fun.
The more children, the more well-being in the family and even if there is always not enough money to live in the family, a new child is always welcome. After all, there are relatives and friends who can help in difficult times.
Children in Russia are brought up fairly strictly, but not in fear and they have enough freedom. Not all, of course, children, have the opportunity to get a full education, but in this case, the parents themselves are trying to give some knowledge to their children, so that they do not remain completely uneducated.
For children in Russia everything is done to ensure that they grow up worthy of their parents, and that they can find their way in life. In each family, parents very seriously discuss the future of their children and their opportunities, which allow them to raise their children in such a way that they do not feel ashamed.
The fundamentals of the Russian family have not changed much today, except that at present there is no such thing as a master in the family. The woman and the man take equal part in the education of their children, they have the same position in the family and in many cases, the woman is even more the breadwinner of the family than the man.
There are few families with many children, and traditional national holidays are celebrated only in those places that are located some distance from cultural centers and big cities.