Voices from Russia

Friday, 8 July 2016

The Bear in the Slavic Imagination

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Illustration by Viktor Britvin


Amongst the Slavic peoples, the bear is one of the main characters in folklore zoölogy, being a symbol of fertility, health, and strength. The Slavs have always respected bears… they considered them the masters of the forest. The Slavs dated the coming of spring with the bears waking up from hibernation. They believed that bears had special wisdom, which could protect them from witchcraft, disease, and all sorts of bad things.

7 July 2016

Slavyanskaya Kultura



Saturday, 25 June 2016

25 June 2016. International Day of Slavic Friendship and Unity

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

20 December 2015. On The Language of Holy Rus

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For more on G Yu Gerovsky, click here. I do daresay that the “Ukrainian” POV isn’t the only one about…


Thursday, 25 June 2015

OFFICIAL Greetings of the DNR Peoples Soviet on 25 June…Day of Slavic Friendship and Unity

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This festival of Slavic Friendship and Unity comes out of the very roots of the traditions and customs of the Slavic peoples. Slavs are the majority of the population in many countries, there are about 270 million throughout the world. This festival is a clear indication that man-made laws and artificial boundaries can’t divide a culture formed over the centuries. Our memory of and pride in the great past of the founders and creators of our common distinct culture will unite us forever. Every person has the duty to respect their roots and love their motherland… to study and faithfully preserve the centuries-old cultural heritage of the Slavic peoples, to keep our traditions and values, and to care for our antiquities. I extend my greetings to everyone from the fraternal Slavic peoples on this Day of Slavic Friendship and Unity. Together… we have real strength. History shows that you can’t break and destroy the Slavic spirit. Our love will overcome all the walls and boundaries that stand between us. I wish peace and prosperity to all of you!

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Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet

25 June 2015

Official website of the DNR Peoples Soviet


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