State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
18 February 2017

We would like to invite everybody to come and take part in Maslenitsa Festivities in Izborsk on February 25. The main events will take place from 13.00 p.m. to 15.00 p.m.

 You will enjoy the amiable atmosphere and merry-making, will be able to take part in the interactive programs and contests. Gifts, hot pancakes and pies with favorite fillings, herbal tea await you in Izborsk!  

Performances will be given in the museum’s Entertainment Garden by the famous “Skaz” Russian folk music ensemble, named after Vitaliy Rumiantsev; the ensemble of folk singing “Zabava” and the students of Pskov Regional College of Arts named after N. Rimsky-Korsakov.

Every visitor of Izborsk museum exhibitions will become a participant of "Maslenitsa Good Luck” lottery. Buying an admission ticket to the museum exhibitions, which costs 150 rubles, you will be able to take part in all the events held in the museum’s merchant houses from 13.00 to 15.00 p.m., and become a fortunate possessor of a gift.  

A concert program entitled “An Hour of Russian Romances. The charm of bygone years” will start in merchant Belyanin’s house at 14.00 p.m. Romances will be performed by the teachers and students of Pskov Regional College of Arts named after N. Rimsky-Korsakov. You will hear romances created by Alexander Varlamov, Alexander Gurilyov, Alexander Alabyev, Sergey Rahmaninov and other composers.  

Interactive games will be organized for children and adults in the Museum square and by the walls of Izborsk fortress.

You will be able to attend a master class in making Maslenitsa souvenirs, play a game entitled “An Izborsk House and Everything Inside” and try dishes of traditional Seto People cuisine in Merchant Shvedov’s house.

You can practice the accuracy of your aim in bow and crossbow shooting inside the yard of Merchant Anisimov’s house.

You will have great fun playing folk games with the participants of “Ochelye” folk music ensemble, directed by V. Kagazezheva.

You are welcome to try pancakes – the main dish of the Pancake (Maslenista) Week - in Izborsk café! Every visitor who orders pancakes with meet filling will become a participant of “The Happy Pancake” competition and get a prize.  

The burning of the straw effigy of Maslenitsa in a bonfire will start at 15.00!

You are welcome to share your impressions of the holiday writing about them on a big sheet, which will be placed on the fence of the Museum Café.  


Come and bring your family and friends!

You will have great fun!

We will be happy to see you in Izborsk!


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