Maslenitsa at Kolomenskoye

Celebrate at one of Moscow’s most famous parks

If celebrating a folk holiday in the city center seems a bit artificial to you, why not make your way out to one of Moscow’s most beautiful and historic parks? Here you will find dancing, singing, games and also one tradition that you won’t be able to find in Moscow’s more populated areas. To mark the end of Maslenitsa, celebrate as giant effigy is burnt.

Kolomenskoye. Metro Kolomenskoye. Feb. 18, 12 — 5 p.m.

Golden Mask on Maslenitsa

Performances from Russia’s republics

National theaters from the Russian republics of Chuvashia, Mari El, and Yakutia will be performing on three stages around the city. You will have the chance to see dance, concerts, opera, and puppet theater. One event not to miss is a performance of Olonkho, a UNESCO recognized traditional Yakut form of epic poetry, which is part recited, part sung.

2 Kamergersky Pereulok, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, 41 Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa

Feb 13-18, 3 — 6 p.m.

For more detailed information in Russian, see www.mos.ru/city/festivals/seasons/maslenitsa/