Category Archives: Russia – about Russian culture and Russian history – past and present

Russia – about Russian culture and Russian history – past and present

The White Guard (Russian Civil War) Series: The tale of the fallen (The last attack)

The tale of the fallen (The last attack) I rushed into the final attack, But this time fate turned against the veteran, And besides that, the missile that fell By hillside was too much to withstand.            And besides that, … Continue reading

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The Romance of Naval Officers (Unona and Avos)

Engagement RUSSIAN PRIEST: I betrother Lord’s slave Nicolai with Lord’s slave Konchita. Is Lord’s slave Nicolai willing? TOASTS AND SHOUTING EVERYONE: You will wake me up in early morning, And, still barefoot, will see me out. You will never,you will … Continue reading

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Как же звали вас?

*** Дань давно позабытой могиле, И уже одряхлевшему дубу, Буквы стертые: “Вас не забыли. Вас теперь никогда не забудут.” По гранитной холодной стали, Шрифтом, до омезения стандартным, По традиции написали, Он – Валерий, она Александра. ……………………….. Плачут ангелы от отчаяния … Continue reading

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