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Ching Ming Festival World Map - How People Honor the Dead All Around the Globe

a well-known traditional Chinese poem entitled Ching Ming authored by Du Mu in late Tang Dynasty (photo sourced from CCTV-4)

Ching Ming Festival falls on April 4th this year as a centuries-old tradition for the ethnic Chinese to pay respect to their previous generations. 57 more words


Moscow: Lovelier The Second Time Around

It’s my second time in Moscow, and I find the city fascinating as ever. I traveled for a couple of days of meetings but was able to explore just a little bit. 497 more words


Pancakes - Масленица и День Блинов

Я люблю блины. Я всегда любил и буду любить их всегда, но, несмотря на это, я их редко готовлю, обычно только один раз в году. Почему это так?

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28 février 2017 - La Maslenitsa en photos

L’info du jour

La Russie célébrait dimanche le dernier jour de la “Maslenitsa”, la semaine précédant le carême orthodoxe et visant, comme notre Mardi gras, à se gaver dans la bonne humeur avant d’entamer le jeûne de 40 jours.  369 more words

L'info Russe

Landsliefde en tanteschap

Ik vraag me af of het mogelijk is om te zeggen dat je van Rusland houdt, zonder dat het bedenkelijke politieke implicaties heeft. Net als dat het moeilijk is te zeggen dat je van Nederland houdt, zonder dat mensen de PVV meeuw horen kraaien. 291 more words


Maslenitsa: Butter Week in Russia.

Last week was Масленица (Maslenitsa), also known as ‘Butter Week’. This is a week at the end of winter in which people celebrate the last week before the ‘Great Fast’ (the fasting period before Eastern).  588 more words



Maslenitsa — i.e. Orthodox Fat Tuesday — is on February 28, and that means, it’s time to make blini, Russian sour crepes.

I am going to do something unorthodox (ha!) with this recipe.  1,633 more words