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Blue Canary 60 years of history

Blue Canary 60 years of history

Blue Canary 60 years of history

Blue Canary 60 years of history
Blue Canary – brilliant, popular in the 50’s song, and now almost forgotten, the creation of Italian-born Vincenzo Fiorino (who worked in a team with Paul Whiteman). The lyrics of the song was translated into several languages and is represented in this set in a variety of versions recorded different years.
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Dostoevskaya Metro station in Moscow

Dostoevskaya Metro station in Moscow

Dostoevskaya Metro station in Moscow

Dostoevskaya Metro station in Moscow was opened in June 2010. The Dostoevskaya station is very impressive, decorated with Florentine mosaic panels, depicting works of the great Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. On the walls of the station one can see scenes illustrating the four novels of Dostoevsky (“Crime and Punishment”, “Idiot,” “Possessed,” “the Brothers Karamazov”), including scenes of violence (murder of old woman and suicide of Svidrigajlov from “Crime and Punishment”, murder of Nastasya Filipovna from “Idiot”, murder and suicide of Stavrogin and Shatov from “Devils”). Author of mosaics – Russian artist Ivan Nikolaev.
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Beautiful African Namib Desert

African Namib Desert

A lonely traveler in the beautiful African Namib Desert

Beautiful African Namib Desert

A desert is a place without expectation“. Nadine Gordimer. The desert is a horrible and cruel world at the same time. And still, it is incredibly beautiful in shapes, curves, and warm colors. And to everyone who visit it, a desert gives high serenity and wisdom. Besides, to be indifferent is impossible – as the the appeal of its emptiness is too strong.
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Spirit of the season from Marianna

1. Christmas spirit, Animated work by Marianna

Angel is in everyone of us. Spirit of the season, Animated work by Marianna

Spirit of the season from Marianna. Christmas, New Year’s day, Swarovski crystals, winter animated pictures, made by Marianna, aka Mira, just to launch you into the spirit of the season. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ” said Roy L. Smith
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Samovar symbol of Russian life

Samovar symbol of Russian life

Russian Samovar with monogram “НII” under the imperial crown by Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920). Samovar symbol of Russian life

Samovar symbol of Russian life
Russian Samovar with monogram “НII” under the imperial crown by Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920). Samovar is a symbol of Russian life, it is also a part of folk art and canvas for painters. There is a museum of samovar in Tula, the main producer of samovars in Russia. The great Russian poet, Prince Pyotr Andreyevich Vyazemsky wrote about the importance of samovar “our family altar, Ark of household goods”, for better understanding Russian culture I’ve tried to translate some parts of his poem devoted to samovar.
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You can’t get too much winter in the winter. Robert Frost

You can't get too much winter in the winter

You can’t get too much winter in the winter

You can’t get too much winter in the winter. Robert Frost. If to ask a foreigner what season is associated with Russia then he’ll more likely answer winter. And that is explainable. In Russia it’s the most cold part of the year. Here is the set of beautiful images of winter and winter quotes. Let’s start with Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass – “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
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American actor Richard Gere quotes and roles

Richard Gere quotes

A Dog’s Tale, as Parker Wilson. 2009. Richard Gere quotes and roles

Richard Gere quotes and roles
“As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.” Richard Gere. “People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It’s ludicrous. It’s not as bad as mass animal death in a factory”. These two inspirational quotes on vegetarianism and animal rights have drawn my attention to Richard Gere, the descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims, sex symbol of 1990s, American actor, humanist and activist.
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