Ukraine nixes Russian Orthodox Christmas

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a law moving the official Christmas Day holiday to Dec. 25 from Jan. 7, the day when the Russian Orthodox Church observes it. The law’s goal is to “abandon the Russian heritage.” Zelensky also cited Ukrainians’ “relentless, successful struggle for their identity” and “the desire of all Ukrainians to live their lives with their own traditions, holidays.”