We are glad to announce that the holiday season is in full swing. 

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While RBTH has lots of exciting news, unique products and activities in store for you this winter, we suggest participating in our photo contest.

Russia Beyond The Headlines is published all around the world; our sites and newspapers unite people from different countries.

This winter we are asking you to show us your town: Find a symbol of the winter holidays in one of our print supplements or download it from the site, take a picture with the image in the most interesting, famous or amusing place in your hometown and send it to us at contest@rbth.com.

We will be posting the pictures from readers all around the world in Facebook albums. 

The users that get most likes and shares will have an opportunity to win a 50$ Amazon gift card.

We wish you happy holidays and lots of fun activities!

Read about terms and conditions of the contest.