Maslenitsa is a traditional Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, which precedes Orthodox Easter. Some traditional Maslenitsa activities involve eating pancakes, fist fighting, snowball fights, sleigh rides and burning “Lady Maslenitsa” effigy  that represents winter.

However, Residents of Kaluga region have decided to  burn an effigy in the form of a “Gothic Temple” as part of the local art performance. The photos of the event have gone viral in the local media and prompted a negative reaction of the official Russian orthodox church.