ENGLISH VERSION: Why is the Lent getting out of fashion?
The popularity of the Lent in Russia falls. The climax of its popularity was, perhaps, at the end of 1990th when "the moderate Orthodoxy" became fashionable among "the new Russians" and prominent officials. For example just then the self-respect Moscow restaurants entered into the use "the lenten menu" (now the number of such restaurants has appreciably decreased), and the press began to inform about the novelties of Kremlin Lenten kitchen. (...)