Istra, Russia, 06/03/2011..A woman knocks back a shot of vodka while eating blini, or pancakes, 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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