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Russian New Year Tale: Ded Moroz

New Year is impossible without Father Frost, in the modern Russian folklore he is called Ded Mor’oz. Strangely enough this character, who must have belonged to the ancient Russian mythology or at least to the international one, has too poor … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Secret of the Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, certainly, is not the Russian tale, however it has become the essential part of the Soviet New Year entertaining program. Restrictions & the religion prohibition in the USSR caused a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the main creative power … Continue reading

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Russian Fairy Tales in Cinema: Fire, Water & Brass Pipes

Esteemed Readers, if you search for a fantasy satire movie full of fun, folklore motifs & true genius inventions, the film-tale “Fire, Water & Brass Pipes” is the proper thing. It is based on eclecticism of the Russian folklore & … Continue reading

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Russian Fairy Tales in Cinema: F’inest, the Brave Falcon

If you desire to comprehend the essence of a true Russian super-hero traditionally named bogat’ir, Esteemed Readers, this movie is made for you. Our folklore regards a bogat’ir as a man of almost giant’s size, very strong & brave…although not too … Continue reading

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Russian Folk Tales: Unexpected Journeys

Esteemed Readers, it has suddenly occured to me that the Russian folklore is a great hidden promoter of travelling & the fairy tale reality. We might be convinced in it if we pay attention to the fact that a plenty … Continue reading

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The Role of The Russian Spirit In Folklore

Esteemed Readers, finally we have come to a very important point that should be mentioned in the context of the Russian folklore. I mean so called “Russkij Duh” or the  Russian Spirit.  This is a mysterious essence, condition, whatever which … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Dwelling

‘The Dwelling’ is one of the most mysterious animal tales in the Russian folklore…at least for me. This is a short story about forest animals who tried to build their own community dwelling peacefully in a huge horse skull until … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: a Great Father

Indeed, Esteemed Readers! It might seem strange to many post-Revolution historians, but even Louis XIV had children…and was the best father in the world for all of them. A strange thing is that there are few evidences about that. People … Continue reading

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Most Wanted Christmas Criminal

Esteemed Readers, Merry Christmas & Happy Winter Solstice! As this year many of you discuss Santa Claus’s origin in your festive posts, – that’s great that we remind each other of the Christian spirit of these magic days, – I … Continue reading

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Babar: Enchanting Elephant Story

Esteemed Readers, I wish to go on a bit an elephant theme, so precious to me :-), & to tell you about Babar. However, many of you should be familiar with this amazing elephant. If be more precise, with a … Continue reading

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