We just returned from our most recent winter expedition, where our purpose was to record songs and document rituals about Orthodox Christmas and Old New Year. We found a wealth of mythological stories about house spirits and forest nymphs. For a first-person report from one of our volunteers, see A Journey Through Russian Folklore and Song, by Dr. David J. Galloway.
About This Expedition
January 4, 2011 to January 15, 2011
Verbezhichi village, Liudinovo district, Kaluga province, Russia