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Well, this is one of very ancient traditions, connected with a Easter. In an ancient times eggs were painted by the onion's covers, as you can see, brown ones. Nowadays dozens of different organic paints are on the sell, so one can paint the egg in any color he wants. Also tradition is to give an eggs as a present to your friends, and they have to give you their egg. Yesterday during all-night mass (it translated on some national TV channels) Patriarch Alexius in Christ the Saviour Cathedral presented eggs to Putin, prime-minister and some other big bosses. Also yesterday night in St-Petersburg in Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral Archbishop Vladimir presented painted eggs to the Major of the city and head or city council and to the people in the croud. This ceremonies are usually translated on the local TV. Not so many people go to the church, but lot of them watch this ceremonies, as the preacher's dress are very bright and lovely, and choir singing all night and ceremonies are quite ancient and dating back to the first centuries of Christianity, as this is Orthodox church. I'm not a beleiver, but I like to watch all this, it's a great show, so to speak.

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