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
Despite…, In spite of…, No matter what… and Forever!!! Всех Всех Всех с Днём Великой Победы!
Here is a link to amazing 25 Archive pictures about Second World War Victory Day on May 1945
I would never think that Hollywood Cinderella story Pretty woman came from depressed and dark screen play called 3000$. This was such a famous fairy tale master piece, which was very popular in Russia as well. Also, it’s hard to believe, it was released 25 years ago!
I couldn’t help-just wanted to share that. I love this cartoon. It simply very cute!))
I naively considered that today is the only one holiday – St. Patrick’s Day. It turned out NOT. On March 17, 1861 in Russia, the last day of Maslenitsal, on Forgiveness Sunday, Alexander II published manifest to abolish slavery and it was publicly read in all churches all over Russia. I somehow remembered the year of abolishment from my school time, but of course, I forgot the date. There is almost no one talk about slavery in Russia, and nobody cares what I can’t tell about American South. It is a hot topic here and people talk about that with or without any reason. I met so many people who feel strongly guilty, even those whose relatives never even kept slaves. It is interesting, that slavery in Russia was canceled in the same year that the civil war in America started. At first I thought that maybe the war happened at first, then Alexander II decided, why should we trouble … let’s cancel it as well. But no, apparently, Russia abolished slavery first, and then a month later the Civil War started in America. In any case, Karl Marx & Co was actively watching everything what was going on, and noted that Russia and America were the last two from powerful countries, who abolished slavery.
Anyway, Happy St. Patrick’s Day and the abolition of Russian slavery to ya’ll!
Yesterday, It was International women’s Day. Again! It’s a day off in Russia today and my friends are celebrating it with music, flowers and fun. I had Internet-FREE day. That wasn’t planned, it just happened, but it appeared to be the best present I could do to myself for the International Women’ day! I spent and fun time with beautiful ladies, had mimosas and my favourite cake Napoleon. Here is the last year post with more details about this holiday https://marriagewithaforeignaccent.com/2014/03/08/happy-international-womens-day/Всех с 8 Марта))
My dear readers, I did not abandon my blog. We were traveling to Jamaica (the report is coming) plus we have an exchange girl from Russia living with us now. Plus it is cold in Atlanta and schools are closed which means my time is not mine anymore, but kids’. However, this week is special and I couldn’t miss it. Some have Mardi Gras, some celebrate Chinese New Year, but Slavics have Maslenitsa! Maslenitsa is Continue reading