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    в канун, накануне

    накануне юбилея = 1 day before the jubilee/anniversary
    в канун Нового Года = on New Year's eve

    ...right?

    the first one indicates something 1 day before an event, the other one something happening on the eve of... ?
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    Right, but it can also mean some time before some event.
    A week, in some cases maybe even months.
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    Re: в канун, накануне

    Quote Originally Posted by krobatshov
    накануне юбилея = 1 day before the jubilee/anniversary
    в канун Нового Года = on New Year's eve

    ...right?

    the first one indicates something 1 day before an event, the other one something happening on the eve of... ?
    on the eve of
    eve (v)
    n.
    1. The evening or day preceding a special day, such as a holiday.
    2. The period immediately preceding a certain event: the eve of war.
    3. Evening.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/eve

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