Moscow, Russian Federation
GROUP OF RUSSIAN NEO-PAGANS WALK THROUGH MEADOW ON THEIR WAY TO CELEBRATE SUMMER SOLSTICE.
A group of Russian Neo-Pagans dressed in traditional costumes walk through a meadow on their way to celebrate 'Kupala', the day of the summer solstice, in a forest 140 km south of Moscow, June 19, 2004. Dozens of worshippers celebrated by erecting a huge fire and chanting ancient hymns, reading out poems about pagan deities and praying to holy relics made from wood and stone. Picture taken June 19, 2004 REUTERS/Viktor Korotayev RUTERS AS/SM