2011-04-22 14:53:00

Over 90 percent of Russians are going to celebrate Easter anyway - poll

*** One in ten people is going to attend the night Easter service

Moscow, April 22, Iterfax The vast majority of Russians prepares to celebrate the main Christian holiday Easter Sunday on April 24, sociologists of Levada-Center, the analytical research center of Yury Levada, told Interfax.

The all-Russian opinion poll showed that 74-78% of Russians will make traditional Easter cakes, coloured eggs and paskha, a festal dish of those foods which are forbidden during the fast (cottage cheese, butter, eggs, raisin, almonds, vanilla, and candied fruits).

32% of respondents will celebrate Easter at home with their family members, 30% want to visit friends and 27% intend to go to the cemetery which, strictly speaking, contradicts to the general church tradition.

One in ten Russian citizens (9%) is going to attend the night service, mostly students and people above 55, and dwellers of small villages and towns.