author:
Electrolux
origin:
Moscow, Russia

8 February Maslenitsa Festival

In the last week of February, 2009, Russia celebrates Maslenitsa. Shop counters in towns across the country groan under samovars of mellow tea. Bunches of sweet-smelling barankas, along with pies, nuts, fish, caviar and various salted foods are on display. Traditional horse-drawn sleds carry people through snowy streets populated by characters from Russian fairytales, while actors put on open-air plays. Fireworks displays, dancing and folk songs lead up to a finale in which the scarecrow of winter is put to the torch to

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