Tag Archives: New Year

Soviet Cuisine: Kholodets/Aspic

Kholod’ets or st’uden’, a Russian version of jelly minced meat is an ancient dish. I suppose that it is as ancient as Moscow, (founded in 1147 as our historical sources declare). Due to our cold & hostile climit substantial meat … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads

  The Russian cuisine is substantial, it is full of complicated dishes with numerous ingredients, however light vegetable & sometimes fruit salads might appear on a festive table & in an ordinary life. Classic Kremlin Beetroot Salad   Ingredients: Baked beetroot … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Carnival Night

“Carnival Night” is a very old (1956), very Sovietic New Year movie that might be regarded as a precious piece of heritage of that time. It is lack of any folkloric or romantic background in its traditional sense, but it … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Enchanters

“Enchanters”/”Charodei” is another essential Russian movie. Since 1982 it inspires & admires with its wonderful music, the tale & gives hopes that a new year will be full of a simple magic, kindness & joy. It reminds us of the force … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Irony of Fate or Enjoy Your Bath!

“Every year on the New Year’s Eve my friends & I go to a b’anya (the Russian sauna)” is what is heard from most of the TV-sets, computers & other devices on the 31st of December. It means the whole … 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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Welcome 2020!!!

Esteemed Readers, may a new decade be creative, full of merry blogging, fast editing & flashing writing! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Maria KethuProfumo

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Boost of Energy 2018

Esteemed Readers, we all believe that 2018 will be better than 2017. And it will certainly come true. I would like to share with you one of my favourite videos that always gives me a boost of energy & raise … Continue reading

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Homage to Saturn & Happy New Year!

Another calendar cycle is almost over. So, let’s honour Saturn, god of Time, for all the best & the worst 2017 has given to us, for all the difficulties, restrictions, unbearable situations he has placed us into, because they form our … Continue reading

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Most Wanted Christmas Criminal

Esteemed Readers, Merry Christmas & Happy Winter Solstice! As this year many of you discuss Santa Claus’s origin in your festive posts, – that’s great that we remind each other of the Christian spirit of these magic days, – I … Continue reading

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