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Maslenitsa: Russian pagan spring festival

Russia's Pancake Week, begins in Russia on Feb. 16 this year. People are preparing for the arrival of spring by gathering with relatives to eat pancakes. Typically, Maslenitsa is celebrated with sledding, burning scarecrows, and bonfire jumping. Photo: “Maslenitsa” — a


Everything you wanted to know about Russian pancakes

Pancakes are certainly one of the most widely known Russian dishes in the world. They were spread among all the Eastern Slavs, for whom the dish had a ritual meaning in pre-Christian times. Russia Beyond the Headlines created this infografic with the most important things to know about Maslenitsa.


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