• Russia

  • Reindeer Herder’s Festival

    Introduction- 15,000 reindeer herders live on the Yamal peninsula in the Russian Arctic. Increased gas drilling in the area has put their centuries-old way of life in jeopardy. As they […]

  • Maslenitsa, Russia’s Pancake Week

    The Russian calendar is jam-packed with celebrations. And the Maslenitsa festival is no exception. In Russia, what is known as Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday in the United Kingdom lasts […]