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Fairy-Tale: Vixen & Wolf or Price of Advice

  Esteemed Readers, this short story has a very profound moralitè. Its main characters are Vixen and Wolf. The first represents smartness, resourcefulness & slyness, while the second means artlessness, a bit of stupidity & laziness. Vixen puts her friend into … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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Russian Slavic Pagan Gods

The Russian Pagan Pantheon is very similar in its meaning to the Roman mythology as the Slavic society used to be pagan & shared the same views. However, the ancient Russians carved statues of their gods from wood. Often they … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Slavic Origins

What is comprehended under the Russian mythology is a branch of various Slavic beliefs & traditions once wide-spread all over Europe. The Slavs represent a huge Indo-European group of diverse peoples, which had a bright individuality. We can make this conclusions … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, here is a new pretty riddle for your pleasure & entertainment. I hope you will enjoy it: I’m, as many say, a wonder of the world. You can see thousand beauties & hundreds precious treasures on my vast … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – January Divertissements 1680

Esteemed Readers, here is another note from the Mercure Galant telling about January feast, taken on occasion of an ordinary Carnival before the Lenten period. The Opera is as always the most preferable pleasure: “…It’s time to tell you about … Continue reading

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