Most vividly, the dual faith is reflected in the peasant land-farming calendar, where the veneration of Christian saints is closely intertwined with pagan beliefs and rites. Over time, many of the most important rituals for the pagan were taken less seriously and gradually turned into children’s games.
Here is how the year of the Russian peasant passed. On the day of the winter solstice (December 25), it would be necessary to help the sun gain strength-because farmers burned bonfires, rolled burning ears, symbolizing the sun. So that the winter was not too severe, they made a snow woman, depicting winter, and broke it with snowballs. Continue reading
Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe, which holds many ncient secretsa and mysterious stories. Some locations from the Soviet era, as well as old castles, cause a sense of real fear, which attracts thrill-seekers. What places in Ukraine are avoided by local residents, but are welcomed by extreme all over the world – further in the review.
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986 dramatically changed the lives of millions of Soviet people, as well as the fate of surrounding villages.
Shortly before the disaster, the city of Pripyat was inhabited by 47 thousand people, but now no one lives here. Continue reading