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Maslenitsa represents the death of winter and the birth of spring.
Denis Voronin / Moskva News Agency

Fires Blaze Across Russia for Maslenitsa

Russia's pre-Lent festival known as Maslenitsa came to a scorching end Saturday with the burning of traditional bonfires across the country.

Here's a look at the revelry in the Nikola-Lenivets art park in Kaluga region.

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