Months of the Year in Russian

Spell and Pronounce Months of the Year in Russian


The Gregorian calendar is the world’s most widely recognized calendar nowadays. The Julian calendar was used by tsarist Russia prior to the October Revolution of 1917, and the name “Old Style” was traditionally used to date from Imperial Russia. The important Christian holiday of Easter takes place in the midst of spring (between the end of April and the beginning of May). Labor Day is observed on May 1st in the United States.

The 9th of May is the most tender and moving of all the holidays. By the end of the summer, all the leaves have lost their vibrant hues and have taken on a dark green or brown hue. During the harvest, the woodlands are brimming with ripe mushrooms. The first day of fall, September 1, symbolizes the start of school and is celebrated as a feast of knowledge. Professional Teacher’s Day is held on the first Sunday in October.



Below, I have compiled a list of months of the year in Russian and I have also added the traditional origins also:

Months in RussianPronunciationIn English
январьYeen-VAHRJanuary
февральVRAHLFebruary
мартMahrtMarch
апрельAh-PRYEHLApril
майMahyMay
июньee-YOONJune
июльEe-YOOLJuly
августAHV-goostAugust
сентябрьSeen-TYAHBRSeptember
октябрьAhk-TYAHBROctober
ноябрьNah-YAHBRNovember
декабрьDee-KAHBR’December

The Soviet Union adopted the “New Style” Gregorian calendar after the October Revolution, which is extensively utilized in modern Russia for business and day-to-day operations.



However, for theological and cultural purposes, the Orthodox Church of Russia continues to utilize the “Old Style” Julian calendar. Thus, in Russia, Christmas is observed on January 7th in the Gregorian calendar, which corresponds to December 25th in the Julian calendar of the “Old Style.”

Looking for more? Check out how to spell and pronounce days of the week in Russian.





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