Pancake Week or Maslenitsa

Right now Russians are celebrating the oldest Russian holiday called MASLENITSA |  МАСЛЕНИЦА (from maslo ‘butter’). This ancient Slavic pagan holiday survived through the centuries and is still widely celebrated.  Maslenitsa celebrates the end of the long dull winter and welcomes Spring!  For centuries the church was trying to ban Maslenitsa but in the XVII century the

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