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Russian Easter Eggs
Russian Easter Eggs

Russian Easter Eggs

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Painted eggs are an important part of the Russian Orthodox Easter tradition, just like they are for other Easter European countries. Though some Russians buy egg decorating kits and don't spend the extensive amount of time it takes to decorate Easter eggs in the traditional way, the practice still prevails in those families that want to preserve this age-old custom.

Decorated Easter eggs can showcase geometric or organic traditional designs with regional significance, landscapes, churches, scenes from stories, or other images.

During tsarist times, Easter eggs made of precious metals and jewels were given as gifts by and to members of the royal family. The Romanovs famously commissioned Peter Carl Faberge's workshops to create these luxurious masterpieces.

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