Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

12 November 2014. 96 Years Since the “Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month”… Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and France Unveils Memorial to the War Dead in Flanders

00 australian war memorial. remembrance day. 12.11.14

A man places a memorial poppy on the wall at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra ACT AUSTRALIA


00 cenotaph. toronto. old city hall. 12.11.14

An honour guard at the Cenotaph near the Old City Hall in Toronto ON CANADA


00 Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. Rmembrance Day at the Tower of London. 12.11.14

“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London London ENGLAND UK


00 Notre Dame de Lorette. FRANCE. WWI memorial. 12.11.14

French troops at the dedication of the L’Anneau de la Mémoire/Memorial international Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (Ring of Remembrance) memorial wall with over 500,000 names of those of all nations who fell in Northern France, at the Nécropole nationale de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in Ablain St-Nazaire FRANCE (the world’s largest French military cemetery). This event was also in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I (“The Great War”). 



Thursday, 29 July 2010

29 July 2010. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Russians Fancy Monarchy

Russians Fancy Monarchy

Sergei Yolkin



The interest of foreign tourists in the British monarchy and its related attractions in the British tourism industry brings an annual income of 500 million UK Pounds (23.571 billion Roubles 780.884 million USD 597.61 million Euros), with Russian tourists loving the royal family of Great Britain more than any of their foreign “colleagues “according to a study conducted by the British tourist organisation VisitBritain. VisitBritain conducted a survey involving 25,000 people in 30 countries to reveal their attitude to the British Royal Family. Russians more often than any others in the poll agreed with the statement, “I’ve always wanted to visit Buckingham Palace”, whilst 83 percent of Russian tourist certainly would like to visit places connected with the royal family during a trip to the UK. At the same time, in France, this proportion was 50 percent, in the USA, 57 percent, and in China, 71 percent. The top five most visited UK (and London) sites associated with past and present of the monarchy are the Tower of London, which was a former royal residence and prison, and is now a repository of treasures and state symbols of the British Crown; the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the complex includes the Queen’s House, the residence of the wives of James I and Charles I; the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is based on the collection of the Great Exhibition in 1851; St Paul’s Cathedral, which hosted the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as other state ceremonies; and Westminster Abbey, the traditional place of royal weddings and funerals.

29 July 2010

Sergei Yolkin



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