Sad but Real Story. Russian Villagers celebrate Holidays. Maslenitsa - Pancake Week 2019

Published on Mar 11, 2019 37,551 views

Filmed in Grebnevo Estate (Grebnevo village, Moscow region, Russia). March 2019

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  • ApplePie 2019
    ApplePie 2019 2 months ago It's very slushy. I like that people enjoy folksie events there. Sometimes things like that can be more enjoyable than canned fun. The food looks yummy. God bless from S. Carolina, USA.
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  • plngym
    plngym 2 months ago This is why I watch YouTube, I will likely never make it to Russia, so it is nice to see what the country actually is like. Very nice to see, and amazing to see Russians
  • Boris Vinokurov
    Boris Vinokurov 2 months ago Us government always lying. They are afraid that Americans know the truth.
  • Gerry James
    Gerry James 1 month ago Boris Vinokurov ALL governments lie. Human history is full of people believing lies and half truths about “those others”, even to the point of war and mass murder. Just as many lies have come from your government as mine. It’s a facet of human nature.
  • Michael Dunham
    Michael Dunham 1 month ago Boris Vinokurov can't stay away from the politics then you should find another YouTube channel
  • Phil McCrackin
    Phil McCrackin 1 month ago Oh and they love to laugh
  • Johnny Pastrana
    Johnny Pastrana 1 month ago @Michael Dunham Boris is right and it needed to be said...
  • Deb Partin
    Deb Partin 2 months ago These small festivals are much more interesting than big festivals
  • Hugh Wagnon
    Hugh Wagnon 2 months ago That one place where people were lined up for food had some really great stuff cooking. I'd like 1 of each.
  • Martha Chambless
    Martha Chambless 2 months ago Me too! Lol
  • Christine Cosser
    Christine Cosser 2 months ago Great video. Looks like so much fun. Best wishes
  • Malone Mantooth
    Malone Mantooth 2 months ago (edited) I'm American I love my country more than Anything but Russia comes in a close second!! So much Pride and history, I hate that our governments don't get along. Edit: Just Subscribed because Driving across Russia is on my bucket list!!
  • Google Skype
    Google Skype 2 months ago Malone Mantooth The Jews in American government hate the Russian people.
  • Malone Mantooth
    Malone Mantooth 2 months ago @marscont; It's sad, Trump wanted Russia back in the G20 too. Russia and America would be great friends I think.
  • Xocnuc
    Xocnuc 2 months ago the main problem is that usa people and their elits are different nations
  • татьяна иванова
    татьяна иванова 2 months ago @Google Skype в России любят простых американцев .
  • Malone Mantooth
    Malone Mantooth 2 months ago @marscont: Too many Dangerous weapons now. A nuclear war would be the end if the planet now.
  • Valerie Coon
    Valerie Coon 2 months ago @marscont that was a ignorant comment. I am a Democrat and people like you and fox news cause more division.
  • Hershel Lacey
    Hershel Lacey 2 months ago Liberal Democrats care about Russian people as much as anyone.
  • Gunner
    Gunner 2 months ago @Hershel Lacey your figure heads speak out other wise. the media will jump on any opportunity to smear Russia
  • Hershel Lacey
    Hershel Lacey 2 months ago @Gunner Trump is corrupt.
  • Hitesh Kundlas
    Hitesh Kundlas 2 months ago india much better than both ..cold places ..better drive around himalayas
  • Darryl Hetherington
    Darryl Hetherington 1 month ago Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex. Washington and the elite bankers have to create enemies to extract huge amounts of money from the senate. It's not about 'governments getting along' it's about dominating the global economy. It is no coincidence that America's 'enemies' (the latest being the 'Venezuela Leader') have all stopped trading in USD...
  • Sista Plummer
    Sista Plummer 4 weeks ago Excellent well done
  • c annett
    c annett 2 months ago Ahhh. You two are cute. Handsome Alex and his beautiful lady. C from the little cottage in Ireland 🍀🍀🍀
  • Robin
    Robin 2 months ago Hello Alex and Valeria! Another interesting video, thanks for sharing, I very much enjoy learning about your life and country. Thank you.
  • Drackkor
    Drackkor 2 months ago That weather looks just as bad as Wisconsin never ending winter :(
  • Igorek
    Igorek 2 months ago Drackkor this type of weather makes you younger and you also drop calories.
  • GaslitWorld f. Melissa B
    GaslitWorld f. Melissa B 2 months ago I think I might be 1 of 100 people who loves cold, winter weather. I live in MI and while everyone is complaining and waiting for spring, I am loving the winter and smiling. Funny though, when summer comes, they'll complain about how hot it is. Michigan tends to have humid summers with 80 degree days. Some folks just have to complain, no matter what. I understand though, that if it's icy out, driving can be hazardous.
  • GaslitWorld f. Melissa B
    GaslitWorld f. Melissa B 2 months ago @Igorek Well, it doesn't work in MI. We are one of the fattest states in the US. My town is mostly a drivers paradise with a lot of unpaved sidewalks. Plus, MI winters last up to 5 months, beginning roughly in November and lasting up til March/April. We have had snow in April. Food is cheap in the US, despite complaints to the contrary and we stay inside and eat our way through the cold.
  • james faiat
    james faiat 2 months ago I agree, it looks as gray as a Chicago winter day.
  • james faiat
    james faiat 2 months ago I agree, I love winter in the U.P.
  • Oliver Sutton
    Oliver Sutton 2 months ago @GaslitWorld f. Melissa B 5 month winter? Oh no, that's like regular winter. And Michigan winters are mild.... Tho what I've figured is that if a person grew up with winter (playing outside all day as a kid) they tend to love winter no matter what. Me included. It has to be snowy tho. And I hate great lakes winter cuz humidity gets unbearable. Only -7 outside, but chills get through your bones regardless the amount of layers you put on.
  • John Hili
    John Hili 1 month ago @Igorek Keep on dreaming my friend take care you don't freeze to death:-((
  • FloFly Berlin
    FloFly Berlin 2 months ago (edited) this is so warm and nice to see the people celebrating their life..💛 Gruß aus Berlin an euch ☺
  • Xocnuc
    Xocnuc 2 months ago berlin is my city number two in the whole world (after my hometown)! lived there for 3 weeks and berlin will be always in my heart! cheers from russia! russia loves germany
  • Nicoletta Ciccone
    Nicoletta Ciccone 2 months ago @Xocnuc So sweet of you! Greetings from Italy and I like Russia.
  • Digvijay Parmar
    Digvijay Parmar 2 months ago Thank YOU 😂😂😂Alex is hungry.
  • ak duckfever
    ak duckfever 2 months ago Hello from alaska :)
  • Rusalka and Sanya: Provincial Russian Life
    Rusalka and Sanya: Provincial Russian Life 2 months ago Churros, shashlik and plov - such strange treats for Maslenitsa 😀 We need blini! A beautiful place, but it doesn`t look like spring at all. I`m so happy that our spring has already come and the weather in my city is getting better and better!
    SQSNSQ 2 months ago I'll have shashlyk any time. But yeah, Maslennitsa without blins - is nonsense!
  • Rusalka and Sanya: Provincial Russian Life
    Rusalka and Sanya: Provincial Russian Life 2 months ago ​@SQSNSQ I think that most Russian people think the same about shashlyk :-D But I always imagine blins and baranki and some pirozki when I think of Maslenitsa :) And tea from a samovar :-)
  • Pekka Johannes Virkkula
    Pekka Johannes Virkkula 2 months ago In Finlad also blinis are the thing. We called this Butter week. Every restaurant have then blinis in their menu😋
  • Warren Wilkins
    Warren Wilkins 2 months ago Also known as Cheesefare Week. Those following Orthodox tradition have already given up meat. It is time to use up milk products before the fast.@Pekka Johannes Virkkula
  • grafvonstauffenburg
    grafvonstauffenburg 2 months ago Love a look at pre-Revolutionary estates.....regardless of condition! Show us more......anything Romanov...!!!
  • GaslitWorld f. Melissa B
    GaslitWorld f. Melissa B 2 months ago I find the buildings charming. I'd love to rehabilitate them and use them for homes and services: barbers, dentists, salons, cafes and restaurants. I prefer mixed use properties, so people can walk to the various services, rather than needing a car.
  • Aftab Sarwar
    Aftab Sarwar 2 months ago Ой ой там очень холодная погода. Мне кажется Россияне живут холодильник. Ваши все видео прекрасно. Мне нравится ваш все видео. Спасибо за видео. Конечно вы снимаете видео это сильная работа. Афтаб Сарвар из Пакистана
  • Shui Ki Cheung
    Shui Ki Cheung 2 months ago Russian loved horse riding and ski motorcycles probably Russian loved traveling and visiting foreign countries!There's apple trees there's apple pies!
  • javier rey
    javier rey 1 month ago love the way you show around greetings from Argentina
  • OJ Jenkins
    OJ Jenkins 2 months ago End of winter fun. Come on spring, I missed Alex's red coat :-) Stay warm.
  • Logica Redux
    Logica Redux 2 months ago I can always tell when it is Maslenitsa in Russia. I can smell the pancakes cooking all the way from here. 😀
  • ImixSpb
    ImixSpb 2 months ago Watching Grebnevo village I always expect to see how Lars's flag flaps in the wind.⛺😀
  • Logica Redux
    Logica Redux 2 months ago ImixSpb - He took his wife’s family name. Anna Grebneva. I wonder if it is the same family Grebnev?
  • ImixSpb
    ImixSpb 2 months ago Logica Redux Indeed, the name of this village and the surname Grebnev have the same root, it's <гребень> a comb, but there was no one among all owners of Grebnevo village who had such a surname.
  • Макс М
    Макс М 2 months ago @ImixSpb Здесь возможно название не от фамилии , а от расположения например на гребнях холмов.
  • ImixSpb
    ImixSpb 2 months ago Макс М Согласен! Похоже что краеведы не очень-то озадачивались этим вопросом. Существующая информация очень скудна.