CDC: Avoid unnecessary travel

U.S. officials have pleaded with the public to avoid unnecessary travel and exercise caution as the winter holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a “strong recommendation” on Thursday that Americans refrain from traveling for the holiday. With cases and deaths increasing steadily in most states, the … Continue reading CDC: Avoid unnecessary travel

Beautiful pictures from Maslenitsa Folk Festivals in Russia

Maslenitsa Folk Festival in Russia is an annual 7-day celebration held in remembrance of the dead. Participants dressed in folk costumes at the opening of the Moscow Maslenitsa festival on Manezhnaya Square. The celebration, usually observed as a holiday, wasn't given much considerations for about 85 years until 2002. In that year, Maslenista was officially celebrated … Continue reading Beautiful pictures from Maslenitsa Folk Festivals in Russia