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October 9, 2007
Women's Day?
By Maria Kolesnikova

A look at the origins of International Womens Day (March 8), how it was celebrated in Soviet times, and how it is changing today.

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Tags: holidays
September 4, 2007
Ded Moroz
By Linda DeLaine

Ded Moroz; Grandfather Frost; is the Russian counterpart to the Western Santa Claus and other Gift Givers worldwide. He and his assistant, Snegurochka, continue to delight children and adults alike. In 2000, Santa Claus traveled to Russia to meet Ded Moroz for the first time!

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Tags: Christmas, culture
November 1, 2001
Maslenitsa
Maslenitsa
By Linda DeLaine

Russia's week long celebration leading up to Lent.  This time is characterized by merry making and the consumption of large quantities of blini.

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Tags: maslenitsa, blini, lent pascha
July 27, 2001
Great Lent
Great Lent
By Linda DeLaine

The Great Lent is the time of preparation for the feast of the Resurrection of Christ (Pascha, Easter). This is the time when, for forty days, the Church is involved in repentance, fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

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Tags: orthodox, lent, fast pasch
April 23, 2001
Kulich - Sweetbread Recipe
Kulich - Sweetbread Recipe
By Linda DeLaine

A sweetbread that is a Pascha (Easter) tradition.

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Tags: cuisine, kulich, sweetbread, pascha