Tag Archives: folklore

Soviet Movie Café: Alexander Nevsky

Esteemed Readers, I keep up telling you about the Soviet cinema & its significant movies. Let’s put aside, at least for a while, the surrealism of the Soviet kolkhozes, & focus on  films which had a profound impact on the … 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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Russian Fairy Tales in Cinema: Fire, Water & Brass Pipes

Esteemed Readers, if you search for a fantasy satire movie full of fun, folklore motifs & true genius inventions, the film-tale “Fire, Water & Brass Pipes” is the proper thing. It is based on eclecticism of the Russian folklore & … Continue reading

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Russian Fairy Tales in Cinema: Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Esteemed Readers, The Soviet cinema has been a golden epoch of the Russian culture, so, no matter the lack of the true folklore identity, it would be unfair to omit the tales – movies made in that period. All of … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, the winter is at the door & calls us for a new pretty riddle about some natural phenomenon. Activate your imagination! Good luck! “Made from an invisible substance I have wings alike a bird. They carry me since … Continue reading

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Author’s Tale: The Little Humpbacked Horse

Esteemed Readers, I go on telling you about author’s fairy tale in the Russian folklore. This time I would like to present one of the most brilliant story: a tale about a humpbacked horse’s adventures written in the middle of … Continue reading

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Mysterious Town Kitezh

Each nation has its magic, mysterious places described in folklore. Those are places of a spiritual force that mean a connection with ancestors thus with customs & traditions as well as a spiritual rebirth or the Garden of Eden on … Continue reading

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