Moscow celebrates Maslenitsa folk holiday with more than 500 events
Editor - Stakheev Vladimir, photos - Ricardo Marquina, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Russian folk song - "Maslenitsa"
Maslenitsa is a religious and folk holiday. It is celebrated in Russia during the last week before Great Lent. Thus, Maslenitsa represents the last chance to partake of dairy products and those social activities that are not appropriate during the Lenten season.