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July 17, 2010

The Birthday of the Naval Aviation of the Military Naval Fleet of Russia/День рождения морской авиации ВМФ России: How I Met HRH

In 1991, HRH and I were not living lives that were destined or designed to intersect. I was traveling the world as a free-lance tour guide and he was settling…
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July 10, 2010

Day of Victory over the Swedes at Poltava / День воинской славы России — Полтавская битва (1709): The Peter (The Great) Principle

I was interested to read, recently that Peter The Great was not weaned until he was two years old, which, for me, explains volumes.
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Peter and Fevronia, Murom
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July 8, 2010

The All-Russia Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity/Всероссийский день семьи, любви и верности: Happy Families

Today’s holiday affords a timely reminder to any tempted to stray from the bosom of the family, what an awfully big mistake that would be. Take Anna Karenina for example...
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Pagan Russia, Ivan Kupala
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July 7, 2010

St. John’s Eve/Иван Купала: Ferns, and Fires, and Flesh: Oh My!

This is Russian Midsummer, with all the same accompanying mischief, magic, and misdemeanors, as anywhere else in the world. So, we’ll be expecting wild sexual midnight revels; naked bathing, bonfires,…
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June 22, 2010

Day of Remembrance and Mourning /День памяти и скорби: What on Earth Was Hitler Thinking Of?

Amongst modern historians, there are two schools of thought on this “it was a complete surprise, we had absolutely no idea they were coming” theory about the Nazi invasion of…
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Cyril and Methodius, Slavic Language
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May 24, 2010

Day of Slavic Writing and Culture /День славянской письменности и культуры: The Russian language Is A Rich Language

When a Russian is trying to get something out of you, they automatically make whatever they are asking for a diminutive and insert the adjective “nimnogo” or “not much” so…
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Baltic Fleet of Russia
HistoryLifestyle
May 18, 2010

The Day of the Baltic Fleet/День Балтийского флота: The Double Glazing on Russia’s Window on The West

Russia's oldest fleet sails through the turbulent waters of a changing map of Europe, and an American learns a new way to pronounce NATO.
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HistoryLifestyle
February 24, 2010

A Hymn to Him: Mens’ Day in Russia

HRH and Dedushka won’t be emptying anything except a bottle of premium whiskey this week as we women convey our warmest and kindest feelings
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