Thursday, March 09, 2006

That Wal*Mart Cart-Fetcher Guy Would Do This!

"Belarus paratroopers pour water on themselves as they take part in 'Maslenitsa' celebrations in Minsk, March 5, 2006. Belarussians celebrate an ancient religious holiday 'Maslenitsa' (Pancake Week) ahead of the traditional Easter fast." It was 12-degrees F/-11-degrees C. (

Meanwhile, in Ekaterinburg, Russia (in the Urals), they celebrate Maslenitsa by climbing a big pole, in their underwear, as part of a Mardi-Gras-type carnival. Here are some pictures. Remember, it's really cold. Still not impressed -- wait 'til you see the size of the pole.

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