Get a taste of Russian culture at the ninth annual Russian Festival

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By: Victoria Jacobsen
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Provided by Sofia Ivanova

Enjoy your favorite Russian treat – or discover a new one – at the ninth annual Russian Festival in Goshen on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The festivities begin in the Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Church Hall at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

This year, the menu includes pork and chicken shashlik (shish kebabs), homemade dumplings or “pelmeni,” fresh blini pancakes with all sorts of fillings, beef Azu and borscht (beet soup). Wash it down with tea from a samovar and your pick from a selection of homemade desserts.

The parish fundraiser also offers Russian souvenirs and crafts, including lacquer boxes and “matrioshki,” which you probably know as nesting dolls. 

There will be lots of traditional music, and the Sunday school students will perform traditional dances in authentic costumes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

There is no charge for admission and the suggested donation for parking is $2.

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