Let’s say good bye to the winter at the festival of folk culture 'Siberian Maslenitsa' (Pancake week)

Large-scale open-air traditional festivities are going to take place in Suhobuzimskoe village on 18 February 2018. Lively Maslenitsa games and amusements, ancient ceremonies and the most delicious pancakes of course are waiting for visitors. The most expected event of the festival will be the dramatized show of the ancient (18-19 century) Siberian amusement – conquest of the 'Snow town' is based on the famous painting of V.I. Surikov. Burning the Maslenitsa dummy with round dance will be at the end of the festival.

The start of livestream at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. CET) 18.02.2018.
A Gentle Creature

"A Gentle Creature", sometimes also translated as "The Meek One", is short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1876. The piece comes with the subtitle of "A Fantastic Story", and it chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop. The story was inspired by a news report that Dostoyevsky read in April 1876 about the suicide of a seamstress. Dostoyevsky referred to it as a "meek suicide" that "keeps haunting you for a long time.