Labor Day is over

Labor Day weekend is over. First time I didn’t go anywhere. Before, we always tried to go somewhere far to catch the last summer fun. (For example, last year we flew to Budapest, Hungary-we bought tickets at 10 AM for 5PM flight the same day). Well, this year Continue reading

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Theater Culture in Russia

On March 27 was the World Theater Day.  From early childhood, I love theaters. In past, I lived in front of theater and always watched crowds and actors to go in and from work and went to almost every play. I also played in school theater (of course-who doesn’t).Theater is a big part of Russian culture, and I really miss it in the United States. Of course, if you are in New York or San-Francisco, you probably will have enough to feed your theatric curiosity, but not everywhere in the US. When I go to St. Petersburg during summer, on the second day after arrival I run to Continue reading

Good news from Russia

Here is some good news. I understand that in the ocean of problems our world is experiencing right now, this is just a tiny drop, small sip, but still – good news is a good news.  Have you ever thought that a little dog can be brave enough to fight with a bear? I am sure neither dog, nor his owners would expect that, but our pets can sometimes surprise us in unusual way. I bet Mark Twain knew that when he said “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”   http://blog.fido4ever.com/brave-dachshund-fights-off-grizzly-bear-to-save-two-little-humans/

Happy Halloween!

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I like Halloween. I like it for orangy, spicy, colorful attitude, fun preparations and sweets generously distributed at any corner. It also gives me an excuse not to clean the spider web above my front door for two weeks or so. That’s a real perk. Despite the tradition, I don’t Continue reading

70 Years of the Great Victory (part 2)

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Yesterday, in the Russian school when we talked about family members in the Second World War, several people said that their family members didn’t go to War… and there is not too much to say about them. This is simply impossible. Everyone who lived during that time on the territory of the former Soviet Union was involved. Every-single-one : men, women and children.   My family lived in Continue reading