Category Archives: folklore

Russian Ballets: The Polovtsian Dances

“The Russian Seasons” (1909-1929) arranged by Sergej Diaghilev (1872 -1929) in Paris contained plenty of Russian ballet’s gems. We mean not only full ballets. There were so-called one-act performances that might challenge our famous dancing masterpieces. “The Polovtsian Dances”, a … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, the summer is coming to the end, so let’s farewell it with a philosophical riddle. Good luck! “It was yesterday; it is to-day, it will be to-morrow! What is it?” REPLY to the Riddle posted on July 27, … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Rabbit

Esteemed Readers, why not to cook a roasted rabbit? This delicacy is a frequent guest in the New Year menu. I offer you two recipes, both belonging to the authentic Russian cuisine. Roasted Rabbit In White Sauce Ingredients: 1 rabbit … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Ferragosto

  Esteemed Readers, happy Ferragosto! On this occasion I would like to share with you the song with the same name by our Cyrano to create more festive mood. Enjoy the music! Maria KethuProfumo

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVIII

Esteemed Readers, we are about to sail farther. Please, embark! Don’t leave souvenirs, wine & provisions unattended. We remind you of wild elephants & lions onshore. Our next stops are the Islands of Java & Sumatra. Have a nice voyage! … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVII

  Esteemed Readers, prepare to disembark! Take only necessary things as it won’t take us long to stay at the Cape of Capricorn. No spirits are allowed! In fact, there is plenty of wine in cosy Dutch pavilions. Be careful! … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain (1749-1809) was a Greek Saint, monk & philosopher who belongs to modern times. Dates & details of his life are known. It gives us an opportunity to learn more about real people who fulfilled … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Magic Mirror 1903

Esteemed Readers, first of all, I would like to apologize for my delays with posting. New live environment needs time. I will do my best to be more precise from a new month. 😊 Today I would like to tell … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, grasshoppers are singing, the summer is at its heights & we are going to guess out a new riddle. This one reflects summer & its wonderful blooming: “I’m born without a father but cannot exist without a mother. … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Fish

Esteemed Readers, fish specialities have been welcomed at Russian feasts from the time immemorial, so these recipes certainly belong to solemn tzars’ banquets. Certainly, you can exchange fishes according to your preference & the region. Starred Sturgeon With Tomatoes & … Continue reading

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