RFE/RL's Photo Blog
Monday 27 February 2017
February 27, 2017
Pancakes, Masks, And Fire: A Russian Farewell To Winter
Fistfights, fire, and stacks of pancakes marked the traditional farewell to winter known as Maslenitsa. We've selected 14 of the wildest moments from the mostly eastern-Slavic countries where the festival was held from February 20-26.