Every year on 7 January the Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas, which is one of the Twelve Great Feasts.
The Christmas Eve is on 6 January, and in the night of 7 January the Divine Liturgy takes place. The next 12 days after Christmas are known as Christmastide. In many of the CIS countries the Orthodox Christmas is a public holiday.
- 17 may 2018 Yury Osipov met with Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament Zhou Li
- 17 may 2018 Issues of harmonization of labor and migration legislation across the CIS discussed in the Tavricheskiy Palace
- 17 may 2018 Members of the IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Legal Issues discussed draft model laws