New East new year fun you may have missed

3 January 2017

If the winter break is nothing but a fading memory now, we’re here to take you back to happier times with a couple of new year treats from the New East.

First up, check out a very special festive dance routine by some Belarusian tractors.

A prominent Belarusian tractor factory decided to mark the end of 2016 — along with its 70th anniversary — in style, employing its machinery to delight Minsk residents with an unusual performance.

Or, if it’s the food you’re missing, the Russian New year foods anthem might be for you. Listen to the dulcet tones of Olivye salad, caviar and kolbasa, as performed on popular Russian TV talk show Evening Urgant, featuring Leningrad lead singer Shnur as the kolbasa. Originally airing at the end of 2015, these musical delicacies are surely worth revisiting.