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Russian Dance: Summer

Esteemed Readers, this is another Russian dance performed by our famour Igor Moiseev’s Dance Group. Enjoy the performance!🎉🎉🎉 Maria KethuProfumo

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Russian Orthodox Icons: Our Lady of Kazan

Esteemed Readers, we continue our travel around the Orthodox world. This year it is dedicated to our Icons. The story of the Saint Images is very interesting as it always mixes a miracle with difficulties of life, while its contemplation … Continue reading

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Russian Dances: Winter

Esteemed Readers, we have had a wonderful ballet season, so I would like to suggest you to continue our acquaintance with the Russian dance. Why not to begin it right before the New Year?😁🎄🥂 For the festive mood I present … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Afternoon Of A Faun

“The Afternoon of a Faun” (1912) based on the music by Claude Debussy was a  successful short ballet performed in the frames of “the Russian Seasons” in Paris. This short, light flirting dancing impromptu staging in the Ancient Greece environment … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Blue God

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you another short Oriental stylized ballet from Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929) which was not appreciated by the audience of that time. In fact, it is a real treasure with rich decorations … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle very suitable for coming Halloween/Samhain time. Try to guess what object it might be. Good luck! “I was born & grown in the forest. Then I came to the house & gathered the … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Firebird

The Firebird (1910) is a short ballet composed by Igor Stravinskij. It is another gem performed during Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929). The libretto is based on our traditional fairy-tales where the Firebird, (Phoenix for other cultures) is a a … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Potato Delights

Alike the Turkish delights that are a proud symbol of certain cuisines of the Middle East & the Maghreb, potato delight are a fundamental proud part of the Russian cuisine. Strangely enough, a root crop from far hated America has … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Polovtsian Dances

“The Russian Seasons” (1909-1929) arranged by Sergej Diaghilev (1872 -1929) in Paris contained plenty of Russian ballet’s gems. We mean not only full ballets. There were so-called one-act performances that might challenge our famous dancing masterpieces. “The Polovtsian Dances”, a … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Meat Delicacies II

Meat byproducts cannot be called too festive, but they are delicious & can be offered to your guests as something new or original that makes a part of the Russian cuisine. Besides, byproducts’ history is rich & begins too many … Continue reading

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