In our last issue we gave some ideas for communicating with Russian Women. Today is the 7th of March and the day before what is possibly the most important holiday for Russian Women all year. The 8th of March (Восьмое марта – pronounced Vosmoye Marta) for the entire world this day is known as International Womens Day but Russian Women see this as a special celebration. March 8th is a day when men all over Russia will shower the women in their lives with gifts, flowers and special wishes on this special day for them. Be sure to wish your Russian Woman a happy Vosmoye Marta on Monday and if possible be sure to send a gift of beautiful flowers to let her know how much you care. The equivalent of this holiday in the west would be St. Valentines Day so if you think of it in those terms I think you can get the idea. Happy Vosmoye Marta!!!