As in French culture Russian celebrate Mardi gras just before beginning of Lent (religious fasting before Easter holidays) and make lots of pancakes to symbolize advent of Spring in Europe.

Making pancakes is fun!!!/печь блины – весело!!!

Traditional Russian tea with honey/Традиционный Русский чай с медом.

accompanied by a friendly chat and singing/в сопровождении дружеской беседы и песеню