Category Archives: humour

Soviet Movie Café: The Man From Nowhere

“The Man From Nowhere” (1961) is another surrealistic Soviet movie that reveals weak points of the human society. This time it is not a robot but a savage from an unknown tribe Tapi learns Soviet people to be kind, sincere … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, we proceed our chronicles of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). I have read an amusing report about a seige of Aix-la-Chapelle & would like to present you a small summer abstract of this war event lasted for a … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” is a brilliant comedy-ballet, a fruit of two genii, Moliére & Jean-Baptiste Lully. The first performance took place October 14, 1670 in  Château of Chambord. Decorations were made by Carlo Vigarani, costumes were inspired by Chevalier d’Arvieux. … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, it is already the end of July & it is time to share with you some European news 1632. (For newcomers we are still in the Thirty Year’s time 1618-1648. Europe is in war fires, there are calamities … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. This one is dedicated to Nature & animals(birds & other creatures might be possible as well). May it be a good hint for you. Good luck! “I’m the most gallant creature that … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)

Esteemed Readers, would you like to see the Soviet Moscow of the past? Would you like to return back to 1963? Would you like to learn a bit more about an ordinary life of Soviet people? Would you like to … Continue reading

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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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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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