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MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. Moscow starts celebrating the Cheesefare Week [week before the Great Lent - TASS]. Outdoor festivities will be held not merely in the downtown but even in the most remote suburban districts, the City Mayor’s Office said on Monday.
"The festival will cover the whole cities. All cultural and entertainment institutions prepared their programs: parks, libraries, community centers, museums, art schools, and movie theaters. Over 1,500 festival events will be staged at 500 sites in the city," the Mayor’s Office said. Over 2 mln residents of Moscow will attend the events, it added. Up to 500,000 tourists are expected to visit Moscow during this week.
Contests, master classes, traditional folk games, interactive events, pancake tasting, musical and theater performances and programs for children will be held for the Cheesefare Week guests. The National Economy Achievements Exhibition (VNDKh) will be the Moscow’ festivities center throughout the Cheesefare Week.