Istra, Russia, 06/03/2011..Children throw snowballs at a burning doll of Lady Maslenitsa as people celebrate Maslenitsa, also known as Butter Week or Pancake Week. Maslenitsa marks the beginning of the Russian Orthodox period of Lent, but is a traditional Russian Holiday marking the end of winter, and has its origins in pagan times.
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