Voices from Russia

Monday, 18 May 2015

18 May 2015. This is For a Certain Father of Two Boys of My Acquaintance…

00 thank you grandpa for the victory. russia. 18.05.15

“Thank you, Gran’pa, for the Victory!”

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Do you hear what I hear? SOMEBODY is out in the garage doing something STRANGE. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE’S UP TO? Keep his dinner warm… he may be late, dear… but at least you KNOW where he is…

BTW, the sign ТОРТЫ means “Cakes”… something, the little one may be thinking of…

BMD

18 May 2015. Have a Laugh… Americans Eat Some of Our More “Out There” Foods… To See Yanks Eat Kholodets… It’s a GAS

00 Unknown Artist. Fruit Kvas. 1959

1959 Sov-era ad for Fruit Kvass… ask any Russian, we’ll tell you that it’s not only good for what ails ya, it’s just contentment in a glass…

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Of course, Russians eat ANYTHING pickled… Doktorskaya Bologna, y’ gotta have a “Russian stomach”… but to see the reaction to kholodets! Actually, most Yanks have trouble with vobla (salt-cured fish)! That, and the smoked golden fish get the most “yucks” from Americans. Most of all, WHERE WAS KVASS!?! Most Russians LOVE kvass with a Number One raging passion and can’t get enough of it. Most Yanks think that warm cat piss is superior in taste and pass it by.

BMD

 

Friday, 1 May 2015

1 May 2015. Latest Bonya and Kuzmich Parody… SMILE!

00 Bonya and Kuzmich. 13.08.14

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This one has a slow start (it really doesn’t get going until a minute is past)… and the song goes in fits and jerks… it’s a send-up of all the old hoary Russian rural stereotypes…

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1 May 2015. Some of My favourite Things… Russian Folk Singing from the Orenburg State Academic Folk Choir

00j Kamyanitsa Folk Festival. Belarus. 17.09.12

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This isn’t “Folk Music” per se… it’s an “urban” recasting of folk themes, from the late tsarist and Soviet periods. Nevertheless, all Russian people love this kind of thing. Yes, the state supports such ensembles, for that is one of the legitimate tasks of the state, to support and foster healthy cultural developments… that’s why godly Russia is ahead of godless Republican America… the Republicans slash everything in their disordered mad lust for more wealth. That’s why all “conservatism” is evil and without redemption. Compare this to Kim Kardashian and Duck Dynasty… there’s no comparison, is there? This is the state in action… it’s why the Church BLESSES the state… it CONDEMNS anarchy… let’s not be coy, Libertarianism is nothing but “moneyed anarchy”… think on that.

BMD

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