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Maslenitsa Celebration Helps Russians Thaw From Winter

Sun, March 17, 2013 12:00pm

Story by Corey Flintoff

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Sunday is the final day of a week-long Russian festival that celebrates folk traditions, heroic eating and the distant promise of spring. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports on Maslenitsa, or "pancake week," the last culinary blow-out before the austerity of Lent.

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