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    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
    • Spring In, Winter Out: Maslenitsa 2016 Celebrations
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    A girl swings on swings during Maslenitsa celebration at the Belarussian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Culture.

    Pancake Week (Maslenitsa) is currently underway in Russia, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as well as serving as a prelude to Great Lent - a seven-week fast ahead of the Orthodox Easter.

    Pancake Week (Maslenitsa) is currently underway in Russia, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as well as serving as a prelude to Great Lent — a seven-week fast ahead of Orthodox Easter.

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