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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VII

Speaking of war TV’series, I would like to pay your dearest attention, Esteemed Readers, to “Version Omega” made by an Estonian film director Antonis-Janis Voazos in 1975. Movies about the Soviet intelligence service form a special branch of the genre. … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.3

Esteemed Readers, speaking of François Couperin, I would like to continue to present you his charming concerts that sound like drops of fresh cool water in a period of unbearable summer heat. This time we are listening to his magnificent … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, heat menaces our voyage. Unfortunately, there are neither fridges nor ice on board. Keep calm & be brave! The good news is there are plenty of flying fishes around. Aboard the Oiseau, 25 March 1685 “…We have finally … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco

John of Shanghai & San Francisco (1896-1966) is a very unusual Russian Orthodox Saint of our times.  He was a pastor, a spiritual father, a healer & even possessed a gift of foreseeing. He belongs to the family of the … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, at last the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) news has arrived! A good thing is that there is more & more information moving Europe to the universal peace & a new renaissance. Frankfurt, 9th June, 1633: “On the 5th … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VI

The war movie “The Alive & The Dead” (1964) directed by Alexander Stolper tells about first years of the Second World War (the Great Patriotic War for Russia)which were very unsuccessful: too many solders perished & too many battles were … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, here is a small mysterious historical riddle. Secrets & the wish to open them will serve you a hint in this Summer Solstice enigma time. Good luck! “Although my body is small, there is no need to show … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: The Star Mantle

To create some mystic air of the Summer Solstice I have chosen the novel “The Star Mantle” (2000) which Milorad Pavic presented as a brief astrological reference for whose who are unfamiliar with it. I remember when I was choosing … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Onde Anda Você

Esteemed Readers, here is a pretty summer musical poem by Vinicius de Moraes named “Onde Anda Você/Where would you go?” This song raises some philosophical questions: Where does our memory go when we speak about saudade (a special sort of … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces De Violes Suite N.2

Esteemed Readers, today we are listening to string music by our genius François Couperin. I offer you his Second Suite for Viola (1726). Might it be pleasant environment for these pretty summer days. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by … Continue reading

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