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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. It is dedicated to nature, if be more precise, to a Russian landscape (3 notions). Good luck! “Two say:Let’s stand. Another two say: Let’s shake. Another two add: Let’s run”. REPLY to … 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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, after the substantial fish dishes it’s time for a new riddle. It is short but makes ponder. Its stylistics means a classical rhetorical question so popular in the Russian outlook. “Who guards the house?” REPLY to the Riddle … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: La Bayadère

The ballet “La Bayadère” is another romantic ballet by Ludwig Minkus with choreography of Marius Petipa. It was presented by the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg on the 4th of February, 1887 & had an incredible success. “La Bayadère” is … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It is very ecological & much in energetic trends of our days. 😊 Good luck! “It has no arms, it has no legs but it crawls up to the sky”. REPLY … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new ancient riddle for you. It might seem philosophical however it means something quite ordinary for each of us. Use your imagination & intuition. Good Luck! “It feeds the entire world but always remains hungry”. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, here is another traditional Russian riddle. This time it belongs to the vegetable world. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! “I’m round but I’m not the Moon. I might be green or yellow, but I’m not a … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XII

Esteemed Readers, our vessel is moving towards the Tropic of Capricorn. We are very near it. Meanwhile we amuse ourselves with simple entertainments on board: Aboard the Oiseau, 8 May 1685 “…’When the wind changes, the weather does as well’, … Continue reading

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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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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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