Voices from Russia

Friday, 25 December 2009

Ded Moroz is Home From His Duties

Filed under: Christmas,domestic life,Russian,Soviet period — 01varvara @ 00.00

It looks like Ded Moroz is getting ready for his next run… that’s gonna be on New Year‘s Eve. That’s when he goes to all children’s homes… Jewish houses, Christian houses, Muslim houses, Buddhist houses, secular houses… he goes to EVERYONE. That’s as it should be. New Year’s is a day for every one of us. Yes… it’s good that there are days that we all share… just as it’s good that there are days just for Christians (or Jews or Muslims, etc). Six more days to get ready for New Year’s, and six more after that is Orthodox Christmas… phew!!!

No… I’m not gonna say, “Bah, humbug!” It’s tiring, but, let’s face it, it’s fun to get out of the ordinary routine.


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Video: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers

Filed under: art music,ballet,Christmas,cultural,music,performing arts,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Since Tchaikovsky’s Caisse-Noisette is a holiday standard, not only in the West, but, in Russia, I had to post something. Reflect well on the fact that Tsar Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, who is vilified as a boob in the West, was so moved by Tchaikovsky’s music that he gave him a lifetime pension.

Merry Christmas to My Catholic and Protestant Friends

00 Whos in Whoville. 30.11.12


It’s time for good cheer! с Праздником! To your feast! Поздравляю! Congratulations! Your joy is my joy. Shall you share the happiness of my feast when it comes?



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