Russian Shrovetide is celebrated on the streets of Rome
Russian Shrovetide is celebrated on the streets of Rome
Russian Shrovetide is celebrated on the streets of Rome

Piazza del Popolo, the central square of Rome, was filled with Parsley, buffoons, strongmen and acrobats. A Cossack ensemble and a unique Horn Orchestra from St. Petersburg performed in front of the audience, and Russian artists performed live pictures that were popular in the 19th century.

As part of this action in the National Museum of Traditions and Folk Art today opened the exhibition "Russian Winter", which is dedicated to the traditions of Russian winter holidays.

State Russian Museum. The State Hermitage, the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Musical Art, the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum-Reserve, the Russian Ethnographic Museum, the Peterhof State Museum-Reserve presented the most interesting items of their collections: elements of winter fun (sledges, skates, New Year's toys), carnival costumes, winter ceremonial clothes, lithographs and prints depicting winter court rituals (Christmastide, Christmas, New Year), porcelain.

Among the most interesting exhibits are the sledges of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, paintings by Boris Kustodiev, fancy dresses of the participants in the legendary Winter Ball dedicated to the 200th anniversary of St. Petersburg, Prince Felix Yusupov, Prince and Princess Golitsyn, Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna.

Visitors will be able to see how the peasant hut looked like on Maslenitsa.

The exhibition will last until May 8.

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