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Maslenitsa or pancake week celebrations in Russia

March 03, 2014, 16:00 UTC+3
Images of this year's Maslenitsa, or pancake week, festival in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS
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For Maslenitsa Russians usually have crepes (or blinis), which are the main symbol of the festival. Photo: celebrations in Yekaterinburg
For Maslenitsa Russians usually have crepes (or blinis), which are the main symbol of the festival. Photo: celebrations in Yekaterinburg
For Maslenitsa Russians usually have crepes (or blinis), which are the main symbol of the festival. Photo: celebrations in Yekaterinburg
© ITAR-TASS/Donat Sorokin
Crepes (blinis) are made of milk, eggs and butter which still are permitted by the Orthodox tradition During the week of Maslenitsa
Crepes (blinis) are made of milk, eggs and butter which still are permitted by the Orthodox tradition During the week of Maslenitsa
Crepes (blinis) are made of milk, eggs and butter which still are permitted by the Orthodox tradition During the week of Maslenitsa
© ITAR-TASS/Donat Sorokin
The feast was celebrated in russia's Far East as well. Photo: a pillow fight in Vladivostok
The feast was celebrated in russia's Far East as well. Photo: a pillow fight in Vladivostok
The feast was celebrated in russia's Far East as well. Photo: a pillow fight in Vladivostok
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Smityuk
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Smityuk
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Smityuk
A girl playing "Angry Birds" during Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
A girl playing "Angry Birds" during Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
A girl playing "Angry Birds" during Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin
Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
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For Maslenitsa Russians usually have crepes (or blinis), which are the main symbol of the festival. Photo: celebrations in Yekaterinburg
© ITAR-TASS/Donat Sorokin
Crepes (blinis) are made of milk, eggs and butter which still are permitted by the Orthodox tradition During the week of Maslenitsa
© ITAR-TASS/Donat Sorokin
The feast was celebrated in russia's Far East as well. Photo: a pillow fight in Vladivostok
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Smityuk
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Smityuk
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Smityuk
A girl playing "Angry Birds" during Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin
Maslenitsa celebration in Ryazan
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
Maslenitsa celebration in Suzdal
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov

Maslenitsa is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday. It's celebrated the seventh week before Russian Orthodox Easter. Maslenitsa is the last week before the onset of Great Lent. Photos of this year's celebrations from all over Russia in this gallery by ITAR-TASS

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