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.

Chernovtsy choir

About This Expedition

  • Dates:

    January 4, 2011 to January 15, 2011

  • Location:

    Verbezhichi village, Liudinovo district, Kaluga province, Russia