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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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Fairy-Tale: The Golden Mountain

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to share with you a fairy-tale which fits to our capitalistic time pretty well. In fact, the problem of gold, wealth & avidity has always been a serious reasons for many nasty crimes. As … 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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Fairy-Tale: Father Frost

Esteemed Readers, here is another wild short fairy-tale dedicated to wicked relationship in the family. No matter its size, it contains several plots: a traditional conflict between a step-mother & step-children; daily problems of a henpecked husband; award for patience … Continue reading

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The Role of The Russian Spirit In Folklore

Esteemed Readers, finally we have come to a very important point that should be mentioned in the context of the Russian folklore. I mean so called “Russkij Duh” or the  Russian Spirit.  This is a mysterious essence, condition, whatever which … 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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Russian Mythology: B’aba Yag’a The Bony Leg

    Baba Yaga is one of the most fascinating & complicated character in the Russian mythology. She is an active participant of most thriller-sort tales, where humans to fulfill their mission must collaborate with strong spirits. Although I can … Continue reading

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