Russian Christmas (Рождество)


Many of you probably know that Russians have always been big on celebrating the New Year rather than Christmas.

After the 1917 Revolution, Christmas was banned throughout Russia, along with other religious celebrations. It wasn't until 75 years later, in 1992, that the holiday was openly observed.

Today, it's once again celebrated in grand fash

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The Heartbleed Bug
Sigcheck

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Author(s): Larry Larsen, Andrew Richards, Chad Beeder

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