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"Wide carnival" was done on a grand scale in Moscow

March 6 2006
13:01

"Wide carnival" that's the fourth time was done on a grand scale in Moscow. By tradition, the most massive upheaval and the place became the capital of Vasilevsky descent on the Red Square, which was built Pancake City.

People having fun as he could: pancakes with caviar, varenitsem, chocolate and sour cream, beer and mead, fun competitions, which involved all the clowns and mummers Bold, attractions, variety performances. To each his own amusement - to whom power is dead, someone in a karaoke-Russian folk songs to sing, and who overeat and pancakes.

See photo essay "A festival in obzhornuyu week"

On stage by folk groups: "Balagan Limited", "Gem", Hope Babkin with an ensemble of "Russian Song".

Meanwhile, businessmen celebrated Carnival in the inherent style. Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs (MAP) has chosen for the festivities newly opened restaurant "Bajazet" at the Warsaw highway. Everything was democratic and stylish. Already at the approach to the restaurant visitors meet a decent size effigy, which ought, according to tradition, burned during the climax of the holiday. And guests at the door unexpectedly bowed dark-skinned young men with white-toothed smile on his lips. Each offered to bake a pancake with his own.

Most entrepreneurs have been disputes at hand and baked pagan ritual meal, with special enthusiasm. "We have just opened and we are pleased to host such distinguished guests - shared first impressions Karen Safarian, founder of the restaurant" Bajazet. " - Hopefully most of them will become regulars at our restaurant, because we presented a refined Russian, Caucasian and European cuisine.

A large number of guests can easily fit into two main halls of school. And it was all very democratic. You could sit in a warm campaign for tables or chat over a buffet table. At an opportune moment, the river poured brandy "Old Town", and for leading a sober lifestyle club "Mate" has suggested the same name tonic Indians. "Mate historically drinking in Russia. On this very few people know, but until 1917 he was in high volumes shipped to Moscow and was popular, along with tea. He was particularly fond of the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church "- said Marina Gray, owner of Club Mate."

Perhaps because of the soft preferences, drunks have been reported, but the fun was genuine. "It is very important that this is not an ordinary corporate booze and a good place for socializing. You can not only rest but also to establish an informal right contacts, "- shared his opinion about what is happening Yevgeny Kazakov, CEO of MAP.

Meanwhile, a team of professional massovikov-Zateynik cleverly drew the audience in a whirlwind of competitions and fun. Domestic business magnates sang, played and amused themselves like children. In moments of respite from the noisy contests representatives of the tourist company "in a fantasy world" told members of the Association on the new, exclusive tours to Russia and CIS."We are not trivial things to do in Turkey or Egypt, and an amazing trip to the most beautiful parts of Russia and former Soviet republics - said Marina Saushkina, CEO of the world fanatazy. - Instead of lying on the beaches, we offer unique tours to become parties, and even real scientific expeditions. But if someone suggests passive recreation, it will also provide us with no problems. "

Meanwhile, the fun came close to climax. Carefree audience with jokes, rhymes, poured into the street, where, to everyone's joy, kindled a stuffed-old carnival. This ancient ritual since ancient times been associated with the end of a long winter and the arrival of the long-awaited spring, which used to be associated with new plans and hopes for the best.

On Sunday, at the end obzhornoy Pancake week, the streets of the capital was hilarious theatrical Shrovetide procession. Vehicular traffic on the route of the festival parade was blocked, so that the masses with songs and dances were moving freely: Triumph Square - Tverskaya Street - Manege Square - Lubyanka Square - Slavyanskaya Square - Vasilevsky descent. Parade overcome by the route in three and a half hours.

The holiday was in each administrative district of Moscow, as well as the REC, in Sokolniki Park "and" Kolomna "in a park and named. Gorky Park in Hermitage. Everywhere was hilarious program, festivities, entertainment and competitions, carnivals, folk performances and concerts.

In Forgiveness Sunday Alexy II has blessed Christians for Lent, which begins on Monday, March 6 and ends April 23. On this day the church will celebrate Easter.

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