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London celebrates spring Russian style

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http://www.euronews.com/ Russians have something to celebrate in London right now with the Maslenitsa festival, which celebrates the end of winter and the start of spring. Well, they might need to spend a little longer in Britain before they get the hang of our interminable rain and cold that seems never-ending to natives, but they filled Trafalgar Square and put on brave faces nonetheless. "On a personal note, it brings the most wonderful memories from the childhood -- big stuffed dolls and a lot of pancakes, a lot a lot of delicious sugar and sweets," said model Natalia Vodianova. There have never been more Russians in the capital; on one estimate 200,000 from just a few thousand a few years ago when the rich started pushing up property prices and buying football clubs. But that influx poses problems of its own; for example Russian-language schooling for most children is almost non-existent. "The spring is yet to come to London, but people here are already celebrating it. This is the finale of Maslenitsa culture festival that has brought great talent from Russia to London," says euronews' Ali Sheikholeslami. Great talent, and great pots of money, too. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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Text Comments (3)
VendPrekmurec (5 years ago)
Maslenitsa as a pre Judaical, pre Christian Slavic tradition of chasing winter away or goddess Mora / Morana, goddess of death; Mora also means a Night-Mare.
Isa Nalchik (6 years ago)
согласен стопроцентно
s. akkuda (6 years ago)
Россия - кал. И дамы здесь ни разу не прекрасные.

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