RUSSIAN SOCIETY CELEBRATE 'BUTTER WEEK'
On February 25, 2012 Lviv’s Russian society celebrated the holiday of Maslenitsa, also known as Butter Week. The week before Lent (post) begins is marked in Russia and in some regions of Ukraine with the consumption of lots of pancakes as well as games and general merry-making. At the event guests were entertained by the fun vocal ensemble ‘Kanon”, the instrumental quartet «Sometimes» and the folk ensemble “Nevskaya volna”. The highlight of this awesome event of the spring greeting ceremony, was a bonfire with the "the symbol of winter" in the centre of a straw figure of Lady Maslenitsa.