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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, I remind you that this year is a year of traditional Russian riddles. They are rather allegoric so I will leave you a certain hint every time. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! Hint: The first riddle … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Stylianos of Paphlagonia

Stylianos of Paphlagonia(app. 400AD-500 AD) or Stylianos the Hermit is an unusual Saint highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. On one hand, he is an example of a pious asceticism, on the other he is a healer & children’s … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to offer you a perfect riddle for Samhain-winter times. It is longer that usual, nevertheless its poetic style & sense fascinates. On my behalf, I believe that you will guess it out without any … Continue reading

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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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