When I first moved to Ukraine, I found out there was not a "Mother's Day" but an "International Women’s Day" that had been going on for quite some time. People were shocked that I didn’t know about it, after all, the Soviets told people for seventy years that the whole world celebrated this holiday. I guess news travels slowly there. For example, Time Magane reports it took two hours before the main Russian TV news stations aired news of the March 28 subway bombings, the worst terrorist bombings in Russia in five years, link here. That's another story and another issue.
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