My Christmas gift from my Russian pen pal! A copy of Master and Margarita by Bulgakov in russian, and a card! The card says: Joy and Happiness in the New Year. In Russia, the new year has a lot more emphasis, and mostly religious people celebrate Christmas, which is actually on January 7th there. Inside the book she wrote: With love, From Daria, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Russia 2009!