Category Archives: folklore

Russian New Year Tale: Carnival Night

“Carnival Night” is a very old (1956), very Sovietic New Year movie that might be regarded as a precious piece of heritage of that time. It is lack of any folkloric or romantic background in its traditional sense, but it … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-I

Esteemed Readers, a new decade demands new riddle achievements! Here is a new set of riddles for your joy & mind. This one might seem too tricky, however if you use the power of your own forest experience & imagination, … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Enchanters

“Enchanters”/”Charodei” is another essential Russian movie. Since 1982 it inspires & admires with its wonderful music, the tale & gives hopes that a new year will be full of a simple magic, kindness & joy. It reminds us of the force … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Irony of Fate or Enjoy Your Bath!

“Every year on the New Year’s Eve my friends & I go to a b’anya (the Russian sauna)” is what is heard from most of the TV-sets, computers & other devices on the 31st of December. It means the whole … 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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