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Participants of Folk Festival Dmitriev Day in the Urals 2010

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In early November, in Yekaterinburg is folklore festival of traditional masculine culture "Dmitriev day. " Dmitriev day, lain in the framework of the Festival - is celebrated by Orthodox feast day on November 8 Dimitri of Thessalonica. The festival lasts several days and ends on November 8.

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