What are Russian Eggs?
The egg is an important element in many ancient cultures, symbolizing life and new beginning. One of the legends about Easter eggs says that in order to share the Good News Mary Magdalene once brought a red painted egg to the emperor Tiberius with the words Christ is Risen. She chose an egg because she was very poor, but in order to attract his attention she dyed it red. According to another version of the same legend, the egg was completely ordinary (i.e. white), so the emperor replied to the words about Christ's resurrection saying that the dead couldn't be brought back to life, just as a white egg couldn't become red. And at that very moment a miracle happened – the egg turned red all by itself.