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Thursday, 5 December 2013

5 December 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… It’s That Time of Year Again… HAPPY HOLIDAYS

00 New Year's Tree. Gorky Park. Moscow RUSSIA. 05.12.13

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Every year, the holiday season rolls around, and, every year, all the long-faced and tight-arsed naysayers come out to bedevil ordinary folks. This is the New Year‘s Tree at the entrance to Gorky Park in Moscow. It’s NOT a Christmas tree… it never has been, probably, never will be. Why? The Gorky Park tree is for EVERYBODY… NOT just Christians! As the Buranovskie Babushki sang, Party for Everyody! I’m pretty kosher (in a non-Jewish sense) with “Happy Holidays“… that’s what you wish your non-Christian friends (and do so sincerely, kids, from the bottom of your hearts). “Merry Christmas” is fine, too, as most non-Christians are hip to the time of year, and most of ’em have year-end holidays, too. However, we should NEVER emulate the nasty Born Agains, with their one-way “respect”. That is, every else has to kowtow to them and suck up to their oddbod notions (don’t forget to tell them how great, moral, and wise they are whilst you’re at it), whilst they get to dump on us and everybody else (we don’t count, dontcha know, we’re not “saved”). Kiss my ass… I’m going to show respect to my fellows and what they believe in, and if that upsets the terminally “religious”, so be it.

It’s a happy time of year for all of us… PARTY FOR EVERYBODY!

BMD

Sunday, 17 March 2013

17 March 2013. Video. Who Woulda Thunk It… St Paddy’s Day in Moscow… NO LIE!

st-patricks-day-2007-moscow

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St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Moscow’s legendary Gorky Park were a big hit, regardless of the weather. Although it was sunny, the streets were icy, slushy, and full of puddles, but that proved no obstacle for the Irish dancers or stilt walkers. Join RIA-Novosti for this three-minute vid and see how the Irish made their day full of warmth for all comers.

16 March 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/video/20130316/180060007/St-Patricks-Day-Festivals-in-Moscows-Slush-and-Ice.html

 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Gorky Park in Moscow will have Maslenitsa Events Featuring Blini, Contests, and Prizes

01f Maslenitsa 2011. Rostov

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The Moscow Department of Culture announced that the city’s parks of culture and rest would hold traditional festivities and celebrations during Maslenitsa, from 11 to 17 March. Most of the events are due on 16 and March 17. In particular, Gorky Park of Culture plans two days of festivities with blini, contests, and prizes. At 18.00 on both days, popular artists will present a concert. Sokolniki Park will have a Maslenitsa Alley all week long, and blini, rides, and traditional amusements will be available in Fonntanoi Square. On Forgiveness Sunday, the parks will host a burning of the effigy of Marena. Maslenitsa events shall occur in Izmailovo, Krasnaya Presnya, Hermitage Garden, Taganka, Kuzminki Forest, Perovo, Lianozovo, Babushkinsky, Svernoe Tushino, Fili, Bauman Garden, and Muzeon Parks.

1 March 2013

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=50203

Editor’s Note:

The old pre-revolutionary Maslenitsa is back… by popular demand! That tells you that the revival of Orthodoxy is on track better than the perusal of church attendance figures does. I’ll tell ya a secret… the contemporary commies are 100 percent behind it all… they’re believers (as are Zyuganov and Simonenko, their leaders), after all (the rightwing pro-American Free Marketers are godless… reflect on that one, kids). We should keep this tradition… and revive it where it’s fallen into disuse (often, due to modernist clergy). In any case, it’s FUN… and God does want you to enjoy the good life that He gave you. One of the questions He’s going to ask you is, “Why didn’t you enjoy the legit pleasures that I made for you?” Now, that’s something to mull over…

BMD

Saturday, 1 December 2012

1 December 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Make a “Roll Your Own” Ice Rink

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Make a “Roll Your Own” Ice Rink. 2012

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On 16 November, Europe‘s largest artificial ice rink opened at Gorky Park. In the new season, the rink is now larger by some 3,000 square metres (32,300 square feet. 0.3 hectare. 0.75 acre)… the ice fills the square near the fountain. For those who don’t like fighting the crowds at the park, RIA-Novosti gives you advice on how to make your own private “roll your own” ice rink.

30 November 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20121130/177843707.html

 

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