- Angelina Zueva Keller
March 8th is a popular public holiday in Russia. Originally, the holiday was about equality, women's right to vote and the emancipation of women workers. Today, this day has taken on a different meaning in Russia, namely a celebration of femininity, love and motherhood. Russian women and girls are treated like queens on that day, flowers and other gifts are presented to them, the household is laid down and compliments are generously distributed.