Or more officially, Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day! The celebrating actually started on Friday with concerts, tv shows saluting soldiers and war movie marathons. The holiday is officially for those who served in the military, but, it is polite and customary to acknowledge all men on this day.
Yesterday was the Oscars!!
Russia had an animated short film entitled Lavatory-Lovestory nominated for an Oscar. You can read about it here:
I set my alarm to wake up at 4am and was able to see everything but the Red Carpet action! It was fun to watch one of my favorite American events here in Russia. In the four years we have lived here this was the first time we were able to see it. It was shown on Pervi Kanal (first channel) and was translated into Russian by a live voice over. Sometimes the English could be heard underneath. Reading about the show online is not nearly as satisfying as watching live on TV. However, to get my fix of celebrity news and find out who the winners and losers on the Red Carpet were, I did have to go online for that!