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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, the lockdown period is perfect for riddles of various kind: political, philosophical, historical…Here is another riddle from the 17th century extremely suitable to the current bedlam we are facing globally. Good luck! “I possess two eyes nevertheless I … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (1686)

‘Armide’ must be one of the most famous operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is considered to be a true masterpiece recognized by the musicians of future generations. The period when J.-B. Lully was making it was very tense for him. … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War was also marked by the Italian Plague outbreak lasted from 1629 to 1631. Themost suffered cities lost about 25% of its population were Milan & Venice. The disease also spread in Verona, Bologna, Florence. … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: True Friends (1954)

‘True Friends/Vernie Dryziya’ is a pretty musical comedy made by director Michael Kalatozov & highly appreciated abroad. It has been awarded the Crystal Globe in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1954. At the background of a relaxed comedy … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Te Deum Laudamus

Esteemed Readers, Happy Easter! May it be indeed the time of your personal resurrection, of raise to a new spiritual level so necessary to fight the Evil oppressing us & to return the Light back! May Jean-Baptiste’s Lully composition “Te … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, the life goes on & I continue posting riddles of Louis XIV’s time. Please, pull yourself together & guess out! Again I remind you of sending me your own riddles to join the riddle club! The new riddle … 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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