Wedding traditions of the peoples of Russia
• Wedding traditions of the peoples of Russia
Moscow documentary photographer Anna Shustikova she won the Royal Photographic Society in the category of "Under 30s Gold Award". Her series of photographs tells the story of the wedding ceremonies of the peoples of Russia, which is closely intertwined age-old traditions and modernity. Shustikova work can be seen at the exhibition, which runs at the Royal Albert Hall in London until 11 December.
The residents of the Republic of Mari El pray before the wedding.
This picture was taken in the gypsy camp, where the wedding is attached as much importance as the celebration of Christmas or Easter. Many girls wear white dresses, imitating the bride.
In accordance with long-standing tradition to take the bride from her parents' house, the bridegroom need to go through the ritual of redemption, which consists of various tasks and competitions.
During the feast the guests shout "Kiss!", After which the couple must kiss.
Dagestan wedding, celebrated in accordance with religious tradition, takes place without the traditional dances, songs, and alcoholic beverages. Modest wedding is also expected if someone close relatives of the groom or bride has recently died.
Women in traditional dress at a wedding in the Republic of Mari El.
In the photo: the guests prepare to say congratulatory speeches.
At the wedding in Dagestan men and women should sit separately from each other.
The Gypsies marry at the age of 13-14 years, after which their lives are dramatically changed.
The typical wedding in the Russian hinterland.
In the Republic of Mari El relatives, neighbors and friends of the groom go to every house in his native village of the bride to sing and dance for the hosts, and then by the relatives of the bride does the same in the village of the groom.
In Russia banned the promotion of same-sex relations, but Moscow has been officially registered marriage, until one of the partners is in the process of transitioning.
Selfies at the wedding.
In the large cities of Russia age-old wedding traditions often intertwined with the modern.