The thrills and spills of the movie set will come to Moscow for the seventh year running when the Master Stuntmen Association stages a display during Maslennitsa, the Russian Orthodox version of Pancake Week.
With support from the Russian National Youth League and Moscow City Hall, the association is presenting its B(y)linnaya Skazka show a play on the Russian words for "epic" and "pancake" combined with "fairytale" at the Setunsky Stan complex at noon on Feb. 24.
It plans to present an inventive blend of Russian fairytales, customs and traditions with the action techniques and styles of modern movies.
The team says it's the only place in the country where you can watch the Russian witch, Baba Yaga, being blown up along with her flying broom. Throughout the show, visitors will be invited to test their skills and try their luck in Russian national games and contests. Organizers say the winners will get prizes, while everyone can try the pancakes.
"This year we have expanded the scope of traditional Maslennitsa characters by adding the famous three epic heroes who, armed with ancient Russian weapons, will fight against characters symbolizing evil," spokeswoman Ilona Sentyai said.
"B(y)linnaya Skazka will be exciting for children, teenagers and adults. It is exciting from the beginning, thrilling in the middle and happy in the end," she added.
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