Pic of the Day: Blini Wars

Photo: REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Revelers outside Moscow celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, by fist fighting. The fist fighting “game,” a tourism website tells us, “dates back to the times when our ancestors fought their enemies with fists.” Maslenitsa marks the end of winter and the beginning of Lent in Russian Orthodox tradition.


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