Many people have been greatly influenced by globalization, but long-standing traditions are still of vital importance in Russia. Moreover, many of them are truly unique and have their roots in paganism. Other traditions are closely connected with religion: Orthodoxy (the most wide-spread religion in Russia), Islam, Buddhism and other religions.
In Russia pagan superstitions and Orthodox beliefs have entwined in a very peculiar way. However, the acquisition of a new religion is a two-way process. Like any other religion, Orthodoxy did not reject pagan traditions followed by ancient Russians, but rather absorbed its features.
Certainly, major Russian holidays are greatly connected with a crop calendar and life milestones.
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