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Halloween, the Russian Way

Many Russians know about Halloween, and a growing number plan to dress up, don masks or celebrate it in other ways this Weekend.

Halloween is celebrated on the night of Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, and its roots go back centuries to harvest festivals and festivals of the dead. It is named after the Western Christian feast of All Hallows, or All Saints' Day.

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