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Russian Holidays, Part 2: The beginning of the Great Lent

Russian Holidays, Part 2: The beginning of the Great Lent

On Sunday, Russian's reached the end of their week long celebrations of 'Maslenitsa' – and begun their Great Lent in Russia. 'Maslenitsa' festival ran from the 24th February to the 2nd March and it is a celebration for Russian’s to say “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to spring. It is celebrated to mark the ...
March 4, 2014 - Comments
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