Burning fire marks the end of the winter in Russia

China Plus Published: 2019-03-10 15:40:11
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A young woman poses for a photo in front of the burning Bastille fortress, the symbol of the 1789 French Revolution, during the celebration of Maslenitsa, the eastern Slavic Shrovetide in the village of Nikola-Lenivets, Kaluga, March 9, 2019. Shrovetide or Maslenitsa is an ancient farewell ceremony to winter, traditionally celebrated in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and involves the burning of a large effigy. [Photo: AFP/ Mladen ANTONOV]

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