This year, Russian Easter falls on April 15, 2012. Russians follow the Orthodox calendar, which is why Easter in Russia and other Orthodox countries does not fall on the same day as in countries with non-Orthodox populations. This colorful time of year is accompanied by the decoration of Easter eggs, special church services, seasonal foods, and other traditions.
The Moscow Easter Festival runs from April 15 - May 9 and includes a calendar of concerts, including church-bell concerts.
Pre-1917 Russian Easter Card photo credit: CC BY-SA paukrus