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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) goes on as well as the bedlam 2020. The news I would like to share with you today seem to me a reflection of our epoch on the other side. Everything is in … Continue reading

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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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Regina Coeli

Regina Coeli is another wonderful spiritual piece by Jean-Baptiste Lully included in “Les Petits Motets”(1687). It was composed for three voices. The motet is full of light & tenderness, it passes a sublime blissful spirit our music genius managed to … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg IV

Esteemed Readers, it is 5th September, Louis XIV’s birthday today. So His Majesty goes on his pleasant journey to Luxembourg surrounded with His Court, Ministers, Guards & us: “I even don’t mention you all the places & time when the … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: His Name Was Robert or We called Him Robert

“His Name Was Robert” (1967) is another wonderful Soviet sci-fi movie. It tells about a humanoid-robot created in a laboratory and raises important issues of AI’s place & role in the Soviet human society. The story so far: “The Scientist … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, a beautiful summer of crazy 2020 is almost over. So, let’s meet autumn with this curious & rather industrial riddle belonging to Louis XIV’s times. Good luck! “I never walk around the town. If I do I wear … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour

“Le Triomphe de l’Amour/The Triumph of Love” is another sublime opera-ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully, staged for the first time at St. Germain en Laye, 21st January, 1681 on occasion of arriving to the Court Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire de Baviére, the Grand Dauphine’s … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg III

Esteemed Readers, we proceed the Royal voyage of His Majesty to Luxembourg. The weather is fine, roads are smooth for that epoch as well as the journey itself is pleasant & leisurely. “Monsieur Dauphin arrived to Claye before six o’clock … 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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Soviet Movie Café: Per Aspera Ad Astra

As a space pioneer the Soviet Union did his best to highlight its priority in the cinema industry. Certainly, our movies have no stunning effects of the Hollywood ones, but they impress with their human depth, with versatile expressions of … Continue reading

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