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Taboos In The Russian Folk Tales

Folklore not only teaches us, guides deep into the consciousness of our ancestors, keeps the memory of peoples & languages. It helps us to study & to comprehend how the mentality is formed, how the Time reflects in this or … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Snow Maiden

  As the autumn is rather cold this year I have decided to go on the topic of winter represented in the Russian folk tales. This time it is about a Snow Maiden or Sneg’urochka as we call it. The … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Selective & Dark Minor Spirits

Pantheon of Minor Spirits in the Russian Mythology is very versatile. A number of dark spirits exceeds the good ones. It  might be connected with our wild nature & the weather conditions. The life is hard in forests, besides there … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Tsarevna Frog

Esteemed Readers, I offer you another pretty thriller Russian tale named “The Tsarevna Frog”. This version is similar European stories where the main hero is turned into a beast due to some mysterious reasons. Again it narrates about Ivan Tsare’vich’s … Continue reading

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Female Characters in the Russian Fairy-Tales

Besides Ba’ba Yag’a, who is certainly the wisest, the most mysterious & the most impressive woman one can discover in the Russian fairy-tales, there are static female characters interested to be analysed. Unlike the folklore of ther nations, keeping great … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Ivan Tsarevich & The Grey Wolf

Esteemed Readers, here is a new, almost thriller story, about Ivan Tsarevich’s adventures and the most interesting is that it touches very dark hidden aspects. I would call it “Ivan Tsarevich’s dark nature” if I had been the author. As … Continue reading

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Russian Fairy Tale Heroes: Ivan Tsar’evich & Ivan Dur’ak

Dedicated to John W.Howell (Fiction Favorites), who inspired this issue. Esteemed Readers, I believe that it would be great to discuss some traits of humans participating in Russian fairy-tales too. It will make a world of good to comprehend both … Continue reading

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