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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Pantaleon

Saint Pantaleon (-305) is a very esteemed & venerated in the Russian Orthodox community. As our nation is very suspicious to any sort of doctors & medical treatments, Saint Pantaleon might be considered one of the most important Saints of Russia … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, but not all the tidings tell about battles & victims. This time, for example, there are some considerable changes at the Aula Pontificia. Urban VIII (1623-1644) must be very delighted! Leipzig, 2nd … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas XI

“The Alpine Ballad” (1965) is a rare guest of broadcasting as it tells not about fierce battles but about, probably, an ordinary love story of those cruel days. Based on Vasilij Bikov’s narration & shot by Boris Stepanov (“The State … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. I have chosen something short & rather romantic…and I hope not too allegoric as our modern minds, unfortunately, too practical & technical for metaphors & mythological comparisons à la Grand Siècle. … Continue reading

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Most Translated Books In the World

Esteemed Readers, yesterday while preparing my post about Milorad Pavic, I discovered this curious world map of the most translated books in the world. (The original link belongs to Milorad Pavic’s Official Web Site). Have a look! And to those … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Unique Item

In 2004 Milorad Pavic presented his new book, a detective story, named “Unique Item”. The author himself describes it as a delta novel with 100 endings. Milorad continues a tradition of interlinear stories & unites them with a sort of … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Berimbau

  The “Berimbau” must be one of the most successful compositions made by Vinicius de Moraes. The name of the songs means a traditional Brazilian musical instrument which origin comes from Africa. Slaves brought it to the continent & it … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Courantes, La Raphaele

Esteemed Readers, today I present you three harpsichord compositions by François Couperin: Courantes I-II, La Raphaele. They belong to his famous sets for harpsichord. Enjoy the music! Vive le Roy!🎇🎇🎇 PS: Painting by Claude Lorrain Maria KethuProfumo  

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 IX

Esteemed Readers, finally the weather is pleasant & we are moving swiftly towards Brazil! Hurrah! The Easter time is coming, so our menu will be richer & full of various delicious meet dishes!🍤🍤🍤 Aboard the Oiseau, 16 April 1685 “… … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Stylianos of Paphlagonia

Stylianos of Paphlagonia(app. 400AD-500 AD) or Stylianos the Hermit is an unusual Saint highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. On one hand, he is an example of a pious asceticism, on the other he is a healer & children’s … Continue reading

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