Easter in Russia is one of the two most important Russian religious holidays. Easter in Russia is also marked by a forty-day fast, otherwise known as Lent. On the night of Easter, Orthodox Christians attend the night service in churches and participate in the procession of the Cross. On Easter morning the breakfast consists of colored eggs, kulichi and paskha.
"After dinner I cannot stay indoors, as I long to get out in the fresh air - and so all the free hours pass, and the old couple seldom get a chance of being together, especially now that A. is unwell and cannot come to us. Do not overtire yourself, my love; remember your health; let the girls work for you sometimes. God bless you and them; I am sending you my tenderest love and kisses. Always with boundless love, Your hubby Nicky. I shall always let you know where I am going."