Voices from Russia

Sunday, 2 August 2015

2 August 2015. MASHA AND THE BEAR IN ENGLISH!

04 Masha and the Bear Reading

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Let it play through, then, click on “full episode”… yes, Masha and the Bear, IN ENGLISH! URA!

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Hey, Orthodox priests out there! This is a WONDERFUL resource for parents with small kids. Get the link for the trailer out. Your people deserve to know this… Masha and the Bear come to you from the Orthosphere, illustrating that our Orthodox Culture is so much more than just religion.

BMD

Thursday, 12 December 2013

12 December 2013. It’s That Time of Year! Have a Holiday Smile… from Masha and the Bear

00 Masha i Medved. Happy Holidays! 12.12.13

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One, Two, Three! Up with the Tree!

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00 Ded Moroz. 17.11.12

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Here’s one of my fave Sov multifilmsThe Wolf and the Seven Little Goats. Good things from the Evil Empire! You don’t need to know Russian to love this one…

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Have a most lovely holiday season… no matter which one you celebrate. Ura! It’s time for ALL of us to join hands… let’s have a world where we can all respect one another and live together in peace, despite obvious differences. Fie on all those who want to “convert” their neighbour… that’s where most mischief in society comes in. Let’s treat others as we’d like others to treat us… we can do it…

BMD

Sunday, 14 August 2011

14 August 2011. There’s Something About Honey that’s Makes a Bear Kinda Funny…

Editor’s Foreword:

After putting together the Honey Spas post above, it inspired me to find some more “bearish” stuff on honey… remember, “There’s something about honey that makes a bear kinda funny, especially when it’s time to eat”… and, “There’s bears in the gutter and be careful not to utter a sound that might disturb them” (from an old Fugs song, I believe). I also include some “Bear Vids”… including that Russian fave, Vinni-Pukh… who’s the Russian take on “Winnie the Pooh”… MUCH better. If you see Vinni once, you’ll NEVER watch Winnie again!

BMD

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This is Vinni-Pukh… our well-loved Russian version of Winnie the Pooh…

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“Vinni-Pukh rules! American Cartoons are turning our kids’ brains to mush!”

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Here’s the original Soviet-era Vinni-Pukh cartoon… dialogue in Russian… from the 70s… if you click the “cc” in the lower right-hand of the screen, you’ll get English subtitles…

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How’s this for a honey container?

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Bear to the rescue! Get outta his way… he DOESN’T look happy…

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The Seven Little Goats and the Wolf… the bear rescues them, natch… dialogue in Russian, from the 50s…

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Here’s Masha with apples… perfect for Yablochny Spas (“Apple Spas”… the popular name for the Transfiguration). I think that the image is actually for the “Day of Knowledge“… the first day of school on 1 September.

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Маша и медведь (Masha i medved)… Masha and the Bear… one of Russia’s more beloved cartoon characters (they appear on Спокойной ночи, малыши! (Good Night, kids)… its been on since 1964; all of Russia knows Dyadya Volodya and Tyotya Valya)… very little dialogue… VERY suitable for VERY little ones… this one’s about New Year‘s and how Masha and Mishka the Bear have to help Ded Moroz (Gran’pa Frost = Santa Claus)… Masha gets to be Snegurochka, Dede’s sidekick… sweet, and fitting for toddlers (and adults, too).

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How ’bout some more Masha and the Bear? They’re goin’ fishin’…

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“Where’s the honey? Don’t blame ME. Dontcha know, I’m allergic to sweet things…”

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