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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, grasshoppers are singing, the summer is at its heights & we are going to guess out a new riddle. This one reflects summer & its wonderful blooming: “I’m born without a father but cannot exist without a mother. … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Fish

Esteemed Readers, fish specialities have been welcomed at Russian feasts from the time immemorial, so these recipes certainly belong to solemn tzars’ banquets. Certainly, you can exchange fishes according to your preference & the region. Starred Sturgeon With Tomatoes & … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Soups

Esteemed Readers, no matter our culinary quest is dedicated to the Russian New Year, I can’t help mentioning our famous soups, at least a couple of them. The Borsch Ingredients: NB: In fact, the borsh is a traditional Ukrainian dish … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

“The Pharaoh’s Daughter” (1862) is a ballet masterpiece, Marius Petipa’s first serious success, hardly remembered at present. It is a treasure for those who are interested in the classical Russian ballet school. Another curious fact about the performance is that Petipa … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, after the substantial fish dishes it’s time for a new riddle. It is short but makes ponder. Its stylistics means a classical rhetorical question so popular in the Russian outlook. “Who guards the house?” REPLY to the Riddle … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It is very ecological & much in energetic trends of our days. 😊 Good luck! “It has no arms, it has no legs but it crawls up to the sky”. REPLY … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Shuba Salad

Another substantial salad we cannot avoid at any feast period is “Shuba Salad” or “Herrings in a Fur Coat” as we call it.  I suppose that its name has come due to a layer way it is cooked. It is … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Nestor of Thessaloniki

Nestor of Thessaloniki (about 306) is a Saint-Martyr whose bravery & force might serve an encouraging example for us. He is considered to be a companion of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki. He lived under the reign of severe Emperor Maximian … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: La Sylphide

A romantic ballet La Sylphide (1832) does not belong to the Russian origin. The music belongs to Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer with choreography by Filippo Taglioni. In 1892, Marius Petipa presented a renewed version of La Sylphide to the Russian Imperial Ballet. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new ancient riddle for you. It might seem philosophical however it means something quite ordinary for each of us. Use your imagination & intuition. Good Luck! “It feeds the entire world but always remains hungry”. … Continue reading

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