Russians torch a giant 24-meter (78 feet) ‘castle’ as part of the Maslenitsa week celebration. The burning of the giant ‘Castle of the cannibal corona’ symbolized a hopeful goodbye to the COVID-19 pandemic, writes RT.
In Russia, the last week of the pre-Lenten season is traditionally marked by the Maslenitsa folk festival.
Best known for its signature food, bliny (thin pancakes), Maslenitsa week signifies the bridge between winter and spring and culminates with weekend open-air festivals in cities and villages across Russia, writes The Moscow Times.
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