Ireland celebrates Russian Maslenitsa

Tuesday 12th March, 2013

The Irish capital of Dublin holds the festival of Russian Maslenitsa – the carnival that takes place in Russia at the end of winter or in the beginning of spring to see the long winter off. Maslenitsa usually translates into English as the pancake week. The carnival, held by the Russian community of the city, is being held for the fourth time. The event attracts more and more Irish people every year. Last year, more than 7,000 people took part in the carnival.

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