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Ivan Kupala is a traditional Slavic celebration of the summer solstice, with many pagan and deeply symbolic rituals. How are these ancient customs celebrated and recreated today in modern Russia?
In honor of Maslenitsa, Russian health experts encourage citizens to limit their intake of one of the holiday's most beloved foods.
“Maslenitsa week is usually accompanied by all sorts of food excesses, including plentiful blini eating. And in this regard, any overeating is harmful to the body.”
– Member of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection Dr. Boris Mendelevich on the potential pitfalls of eating too many blini
What would the world be like without a wee boy, women, or whales in the wild? Definitely worse.
In which we look at how Russian painters have been inspired by Maslenitsa.
Learn some proverbs and eat some blini as the Slavic world prepares to celebrate Butter Week.
Traditional celebrations like Maslenitsa are accompanied by new ones, like Chinese New Year. The party never stops!
Russia's Maslenitsa week has begun! So what's it all about?
In honor of Maslenitsa, we offer this great story/essay by Chekhov on bliny: "Did you know that bliny have been around for over a thousand years, since what is known as the old Slavonic ab ovo...? They appeared on earth before Russian history began and have lived through it all from the beginning to the last page, without any doubt, invented, like the samovar, by Russian minds...."
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