from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as blini.
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- n. Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
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Lovers of bliny - those toasty Russian pancakes served with sour cream and caviar - should be in carbohydrate heaven when the Russian Cultural Center of Texas celebrates
Many Russians make pancakes, or bliny, for the holiday and organize open air festivities with contests and concerts.
In Russia Shrove Tuesday is called Maslenitsa [Масленица-Butter Maiden] and it involves bliny [блины-pancakes], covered in smetana [сметана-sour cream] with ikra [икра-caviar] on top washed down with vodka [водка-little water].