Voices from Russia

Saturday, 3 September 2016

3 September 2016. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Happy Birthday, Yevgeni Pavlovich!

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Happy Birthday Yevgeni Pavlovich! 2016

Happy Birthday, Yevgeni Pavlovich!

Vitaly Podvitsky



Today is the 90th anniversary of the birth of the late great Yevgeni Leonov. What a lively, good, and magnificent man!

2 September 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury



It’s been 22 years since the passing of Yevgeni Pavlovich, one of the most well-loved Soviet actors on the stage and on the screen. He was a Peoples Artist of the USSR, known for his unpretentious and natural acting. Most of us know him as the voice of Vinni Pukh, the Sov version of Winnie the Pooh.



Wednesday, 30 March 2016

30 March 2016. Good Clean Fun… 3 Minutes of “Dances” from Classic Sov Comedies



Click here and have the jug at hand. Just good fun… time to smile. Oh… one of the “Moonshiners” is in these clips… can you find him?


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

26 June 2013. Some of My Favourite Things… Two Scenes from the Classic Sov Film “Tsirk” (“Circus”)

00 Poster for Tsirk. Circus. 1936


The Lullaby scene


How Wide is My Motherland (Широка страна моя родная: Shiroka strana moya rodina)


Recently, I posted something about the Soviet-era poet James Lloydovich Patterson, whose mother was Russian and his father was American. One of my friends at the Centre says that the Rodina wants him back. I heartily concur. As a small child, James Lloydovich took part in one of the most classic films of Soviet cinema,  Цирк (Tsirk: Circus). The storyline concerned an American circus performer who went to the USSR because Americans treated her badly because she had bore a mixed-race child out-of-wedlock. The two scenes above are the most famous. Clearly, this is one of the masterpieces of world cinema; it remains popular and well-known in Russia to this day.


If you’d like to see the whole movie, click here


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