Category Archives: Christmas

Russian Ballets: The Nutcracker

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that “The Nutcracker” is one of the most famous Russian ballets in the world & you have heard of it or even watch it at least once. So I will only share some curious facts about … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine. Light Appetizers. Canapés.

To be honest, Esteemed Readers, it makes me smile to translate this kind of appetizer as “a canapè”, but to say “a toast” sounds even worse. Let’s consider that it is a canapè of the Russian size😁 with a big … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine. Light Appetizers: Stuffed Eggs

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that stuffed eggs is a classical international appetizer popular anywhere. In the Soviet Union they were an essential part of the festive table. Here is the Soviet view how they were made. I provide you with … Continue reading

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Concerning the Soviet New Year

The Soviet, later Russian, New Year is a very unique phenomenon appeared as a symbiosis of our antique tradition of rich zast’olje (long Russian feasts with rich foods lasted for several days) & restrictions of the Soviet epoch when most … Continue reading

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Orthodox Christmas: Theophany

Esteemed Readers, as you know we celebrate the Orthodox Christmas on the 7th of January. Our Christmas festivities include the day of Theophany celebrated on the 19th of January. Theophany is different from the Catholic Epiphany as it stresses the … Continue reading

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Let It Be Christmas

Indeed, let it be, Esteemed Readers! 🎄🥂✨ Maria KethuProfumo

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Milorad Pavic for Christmas: The Glass Snail

In fact, Esteemed Readers, if you search for a set of unusual Christmas stories full of puzzles, quotes & giving you a chance to read a book any way you like, Milorad Pavic has something to offer you. That’s his … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Tierce en Taille

Esteemed Readers, today I present you an organ composition by François Couperin. Our genius is famous as one of the best composers for this musical instrument. I hope you will enjoy it: Tierce en taille. Vive le Roy!🎇🎇🎇 PS: Painting … 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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