While its already two weeks into the year 2013, January 14th is when the new year officially begins for the Russian orthodox faithful who follow the old Julian calender.
The Russian new year is all about tradition, food, family and toasts to the future, while not forgetting the vodka. In honour of this, the Russian Federation ambassador Alexander Makarenko last Saturday hosted a small gathering of family, friends and the diplomatic community at his residence off Lenana road, Nairobi.
Russian blini (pancakes), red caviar and vodka were on the menu as guests toasted to the new year and made merry to usher in the new year. Artist Adrian Nduma had his artworks exhibited in the residence gallery much to the delight of the guests.