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pashka

(ˈpæʃkə)
n
(Cookery) a rich Russian dessert made of cottage cheese, cream, almonds, currants, etc, set in a special wooden mould and traditionally eaten at Easter
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IN MOST European languages, the word for Easter starts with a P--in some variation of Pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover: Paques (French), Pasen (Dutch), Priske (Danish) Pasqua (Italian), Pascua (Spanish), and Paskha (Russian).
In the 1860s, Rudometkin also introduced new rituals for the Molokan-Jumpers, and ordered them to cease celebrating Orthodox holidays and instead to observe the Old Testament holy days of Paskha (Passover), Pentecost, Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles.
Smoked Salmon Fresh Salmon or Sturgeon Caviar Pumpernickel Triangles Butter * Sour Cream Chopped Chives Pickled and Marinated Herring Baked Ham Sour Cream Cucumber Salad(*) Pickled Mushrooms(*) Potato-Beet Salad(*) Pickled Beets Cabbage Slaw * Rye Bread Vodka or Beer Kulich (Russian Easter Bread)(*) Paskha (Sweet Cheese)(*) Colored Eggs * Coffee or Tea
Kulich is traditionally served with paskha, a kind of rich, uncooked dessert made from the butter, eggs, sour cream, and fresh cheese that were forbidden during the long Lenten fast.