burn an effigy of Lady Maslenitsa as they celebrate Maslenitsa, or
Pancake Week, in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok, March 17,
2013. Maslenitsa is widely viewed as a pagan holiday marking the end of
winter and is celebrated with pancake eating, while the Orthodox Church
considers it as the week of feasting before Lent.
Reuters / Yuri Maltsev
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