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Tom Jobim: Garota de Ipanema/ The Girl from Ipanema

Garota de Ipanema is one of the most famous international bossa nova compositions; one of the most successful pieces created by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes & one of the most sublime praise of the female essence. It was … 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: 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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La Gazette: Historical News Today -1631

Esteemed Readers, on the Eve of 2020, let’s pay a tribute to 1631 with its not too bloody news yet. The Thirty Years’ War was in progress, but main battles were yet far ahead: Fernambour, July 5, 1631: “From five … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Secret of the Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, certainly, is not the Russian tale, however it has become the essential part of the Soviet New Year entertaining program. Restrictions & the religion prohibition in the USSR caused a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the main creative power … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XII

Esteemed Readers, what about an enigma to cheer your holiday spirit up? I offer you one in accordance with the Christmas time. It seems to be not too difficult & might be perfect for any Christmas company: “A good old … Continue reading

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