The folk and religious holiday of Maslenitsa in Russian and Orthodox societies celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of the 8 week fast of Lent. It is the oldest recorded Slavic holiday.
This year, in the artistic colony of Nikola-Lenivets, 200 kilometers southwest of Moscow, where artists build projects made of brush, it has been customary to burn a large installation to celebrate the end of winter. This year the fire was lit at night to a thirty meter brush cathedral. The epic video is below by a Tsarizm contributor.