Easter in Russia

Bakers in St. Petersburg yesterday morning were busy pulling a three ton kulich out of an oven to serve during Easter celebrations in the northern capital of Russia.

A kulich is the traditional Russian Easter cake similar to the Italian holiday sweet bread called panettone. The kulich is an important part of the traditional Russian Easter dinner, along with a special cottage cheese cake called Paskha, which means Easter in Russian.

Traditionally Russian families take the cakes with them to church on Easter Sunday to have them blessed by the priest before eating them with Easter dinner.

This particular kulich is said to be the world's largest, measuring ten by twenty meters and weighing in at three metric tons, according to the event organizers.


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