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Russian Spring Comes Down to KC Open Air Theatre

The famous Soviet writer, Gavriil Troyepolsky once remarked:

“В России бывают и зимы, и весны. Вот она какая, наша Россия–и зимы, и весны обязательно.”

“Russia has its winters and its springs. That’s what our Russia is like–it has winters and it has springs.And a piece of that beautiful Russian spring came down to JNU’s Open Air Theatre at KC on 22 February 2017 when Eurasian Foundation called upon the JNU community to get together to celebrate Maslenitsa, the Russian Spring Festival. Here are the highlights of the festival in pictures:


The celebration started at KC OAT at 5 PM.


Students from BA 1st Year dancing to the tunes of the popular Russian song “Kalinka.”


Students and teachers from Centre of Russian Studies actively participated in the event.


A skit being performed by young children from Russia that talks about the mythical story behind Maslenitsa.


Children from Russia explained to the crowd the significance of various days of the week-long festival.


Students and teachers from Centre of Russian and Central Asian Studies had also joined the celebration.


Expats from Russia and Staff at Russian Embassy had also joined the celebration, bringing with them traditional Russian dishes like Blini and Apple Pies

Until next year, Maslenitsa!

Sunaina is a research scholar at SIS and works in the Photography Pool at The Informer. 

Also see our photo story on the Basant Utsav 2017 here.


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