Category Archives: Literature

Fairy-Tale: Tsarevna Frog

Esteemed Readers, I offer you another pretty thriller Russian tale named “The Tsarevna Frog”. This version is similar European stories where the main hero is turned into a beast due to some mysterious reasons. Again it narrates about Ivan Tsare’vich’s … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Kosch’ei the Deathless

Kosch’ei the Deathless is another handsome character of the Russian mythology, too dark & too creepy. I believe that he is the most complete reflection of Evil we have. Traditionally he is represented as an old ugly man, who loves … Continue reading

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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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Fairy-tale: The Languages of the Birds

  Esteemed Readers, here is the first Russian folk-tale I would like to share with you. The name Vasili derives from the Greek Βασίλειος (king), in English is more common as Basil. It is very rare in our folk-tales…well at … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, midsummer time calls for some intellectual entertainment. So, His Majesty offers you another 17th century riddle…rather romantic and so much allegoric! Good luck! Without consuming hearts we make them burn. We are torches and mirrors of the soul, … Continue reading

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Write Letters, Dear Friends!

Too much information & too much visual instruments have made us lazy & careless. Our brain is always I-washed and step-by-step humanity loses knowledge of the genuine art. Especially of the one that used to be called literature. At present a … Continue reading

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Our Fairy Tale Hero On Guard

I wonder who was that cruel man dared to add a weird prefix ‘Fairy’ to such a rich heritage as folklore tales. These stories are far more than encyclopedias of human experience. They reflect the mentality of each nation as … Continue reading

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