Category Archives: Art

Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saints Cosmas & Damian

  Unlike the Western Christian tradition, the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the Eastern Orthodox Church in general venerate three different brothers Cosmas & Damian belonging to different places. They have different feast days, but are united with one … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the latest Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) news digest has arrived. Here are some curious tidings from Rome about life & events of July 1633. Whatever happens, Europe is moving towards the Treaty of peace. Rome, 9th July,1633: “The Spaniards … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VII

Speaking of war TV’series, I would like to pay your dearest attention, Esteemed Readers, to “Version Omega” made by an Estonian film director Antonis-Janis Voazos in 1975. Movies about the Soviet intelligence service form a special branch of the genre. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered for you this timeless riddle. It is urgent in any epoch, any year, any moment. Let my words be a good hint for you. Besides, we experience this riddle constantly & we cannot help it … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Last Love in Constantinople

When a romantic novel is meant, as a rule, we imagine a love story with a certain happy end. And what about a novel with a romantic separation? Here is the one written by the genius of Milorad Pavic. It … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.3

Esteemed Readers, speaking of François Couperin, I would like to continue to present you his charming concerts that sound like drops of fresh cool water in a period of unbearable summer heat. This time we are listening to his magnificent … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Astronauta

Esteemed Readers, I’m glad to present you this old vintage music piece by young Vinicius de Moraes. “O Astronauta” (1962) is a wonderful summer composition telling about searching of love. Enjoy it! Maria KethuProfumo

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco

John of Shanghai & San Francisco (1896-1966) is a very unusual Russian Orthodox Saint of our times.  He was a pastor, a spiritual father, a healer & even possessed a gift of foreseeing. He belongs to the family of the … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VI

The war movie “The Alive & The Dead” (1964) directed by Alexander Stolper tells about first years of the Second World War (the Great Patriotic War for Russia)which were very unsuccessful: too many solders perished & too many battles were … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, here is a small mysterious historical riddle. Secrets & the wish to open them will serve you a hint in this Summer Solstice enigma time. Good luck! “Although my body is small, there is no need to show … Continue reading

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