Tag Archives: Capodanno

Russian Dances: Winter

Esteemed Readers, we have had a wonderful ballet season, so I would like to suggest you to continue our acquaintance with the Russian dance. Why not to begin it right before the New Year?😁🎄🥂 For the festive mood I present … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks a Christmas Riddle XII

Esteemed Readers, here is the last riddle of the year. It is dedicated to Christmas, New Year & all our hopes for a better life: “A road is covered with little sparkling beads”. REPLY to the Riddle posted on November … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Pirogi

Esteemed Readers, our New Year quest has been almost fulfilled. We miss only the pirogi, traditional Russian pies with various fillings. Here are some ideas to add the authentic taste to your feast. Pigori Ingredients: Dough: wheat flour – 1 … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Kholodets/Aspic

Kholod’ets or st’uden’, a Russian version of jelly minced meat is an ancient dish. I suppose that it is as ancient as Moscow, (founded in 1147 as our historical sources declare). Due to our cold & hostile climit substantial meat … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads

  The Russian cuisine is substantial, it is full of complicated dishes with numerous ingredients, however light vegetable & sometimes fruit salads might appear on a festive table & in an ordinary life. Classic Kremlin Beetroot Salad   Ingredients: Baked beetroot … 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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Russian New Year Tale: Ded Moroz

New Year is impossible without Father Frost, in the modern Russian folklore he is called Ded Mor’oz. Strangely enough this character, who must have belonged to the ancient Russian mythology or at least to the international one, has too poor … Continue reading

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Welcome 2020!!!

Esteemed Readers, may a new decade be creative, full of merry blogging, fast editing & flashing writing! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Maria KethuProfumo

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