Voices from Russia

Friday, 5 July 2013

5 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Heat Will NOT Pass!

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The Heat Will NOT Pass!

Sergei Yolkin



Yolkin’s using hyperbole here. At Verdun, the French rallying cry was, “Ils ne passeront pas!” (They shall not pass!). In other words, we’ll get through it, as we do every summer… there’s no need to get overly dramatic about it. Do you catch the whiff of King Canute and the tide that I do? Great minds DO think alike…



June temperatures in European Russia are expected to be average, or slightly above, and in Siberia and the Urals will be hotter than usual . Sergei Yolkin gives us some advice on how to deal with it.

27 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin



Saturday, 14 July 2012

14 July 2012. A Multimedia Presentation. Il est le Quatorze Juillet… la Fête Nationale (Bastille Day, for all You Anglophones Out There)! Pour les Barricades…


la Marseillaise (complete version)


Ossuary of Douaumont on the Verdun battlefield… one of the most “sacred” secular spots in France


Michel Sardou sings Verdun


The Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834) at la Fête de la Fédération, 14 July 1790


Verdun “On ne passe pas… French military song


d’hommage aux morts pour la France 


Homage to those fallen for la Belle France…


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