Balalaikization


I like listening to musicians in the Moscow metro after work. This time it was two guys playing the balalaika and guitar.

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#RussianFridays: Day 4. The Sound of Lake #Baikal.


Lake Baikal in winter
Lake Baikal in winter
Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. It is 25 million years (!) old. The sound of Baikal ice brought to you by the Russian percussion ensemble “Ethnobeat”.

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#RussianFridays: Day 3. Vyacheslav Butusov & Dead’ushki – 10 Steps.


WWI Poster Hold Up Your End

In commemoration of victims of all wars, both combatant and non-combatant ones. Continue reading “#RussianFridays: Day 3. Vyacheslav Butusov & Dead’ushki – 10 Steps.”

#RussianFridays: Day 2. Big Bad Mother Masha (Fairy Tale).


Ivan Bilibin Illustration to The Tale of Golden Cockerel (1906)
Ivan Bilibin – Illustration to The Tale of Golden Cockerel (1906). Tsar Dadon meets the Queen of Shemakha.

The tale is a lie but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for fine lads.

Alexander Pushkin “The Tale of Golden Cockerel” (1835). Continue reading “#RussianFridays: Day 2. Big Bad Mother Masha (Fairy Tale).”

#RussianFridays: Day 1


Russian Fridays

The first rule of #RussianFridays is that there are no rules 😉 Continue reading “#RussianFridays: Day 1”