story: Ashlin Ross | photos: Mike Blum
Maslenitsa is a great time for the Russian Department to come together and enjoy each other’s company. In Russia, Maslenitsa is a celebration of the sun. In the Russian House, it’s a celebration of friendship and the spring semester. Every year enormous amounts of Russian food is prepared including blini, crab salad, and buterbrod. Both students and professors come to the Russian House to celebrate, play games, and, of course, feast on food.
This year, in addition to great food, we played an hilarious game of Jeopardy in which the categories were: “Russian Phrases”, “Russian Myths”, “Famous Russians”, and “Know Your Professors Pt. 1 and Pt. 2”. The winning group received prizes (Russian candy)! And at the end of the night everyone left with a full stomach and a lighter heart.