Monthly Archives: February 2008

Russia: Decommission of Space Station "Mir".

Today, we’ll watch an animation movie about last four cycles of Russian Space Station “Mir”. Last four cycles when they deliberately de-orbited the Space Station “Mir” and sent it to the South Pacific Ocean[This spot called the Space Station Graveyard]. Do you want to know what Russians feel when they think about the Decommission of Mir? Then watch the movie. The movie was created with participation of Russian Aviation and Space Agency.


This video is response on From Russian MIR to International Space Station! (ISS).

Russia: Alina Kabaeva is the best!

“Alina is the best!” – yelled a woman at International Junior Championship of Rhythmic Gymnastics when Alina was going to start her dance. She was very young then just 14 years old girl and she showed us an excellent dance with clubs. And yes, already then she was the best!

And now when I hear something about Alina Kabaeva I always remember that Championship…

Alina Kabaeva Hoop 1997

I hope to watch Alina Kabaeva at next Olympic Games in Pekin at least on TV. She possible will be back! (Now she is trying to heal her knee trauma and start to prepare to Olympic).
And what about you? Do you like Rhythmic Gymnastic? What is your favorite sport to watch?

Russia: How young we were then!(Как молоды мы были!)

Beautiful song and beautiful pictures of our youth in Soviet era goes very good together! The name of this song “Как молоды мы были!” (How young we were then!), 1976

The elegiac song is not a lament, it is a song of wisdom looking back at its youth.
But I’ll better give a translation of this song what I found in Internet for you:
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Please, look back lone passing by Stranger!
Your straight glance! I have seen it, I bet.
May be you that’s me – only younger,
Ourselves we sometimes can not get.

All our deeds leave the traces inlying,
And nevertheless the youth gone is undying!
Oh, how young we were then,
Yes, how young we were then!
We loved without doubt,
Believed in ourselves.

The first time of the life game is ended,
And the only thing we could get:
Not to be lost on this Earth pretended
Don’t lose yourself, try to do that!

All our deeds leave the traces inlying,
And nevertheless the youth gone is undying!
Oh, how young we were then,
Yes, how young we were then!
We loved without doubt,
Believed in ourselves.

Everybody and everything welcomed
Us with their sincere relief!
We forgave all the friends when they were wrong,
But the treachery couldn’t forgive!

All our deeds leave the traces inlying,
And nevertheless the youth gone is undying!
Oh, how young we were then,
Yes, how young we were then!
We loved without doubt,
Believed in ourselves.

In the sky the sheet lightnings died out,
Hearty storms turned into peace of mind,
We will never forget dear faces,
Dear eyes in the hearts are enshrined!

All our deeds leave the traces inlying,
And nevertheless the youth gone is undying!
Oh, how young we were then,
Yes, how young we were then!
We loved without doubt,
Believed in ourselves.
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Please don’t forget:
Not to be lost on this Earth pretended
Don’t lose yourself, try to do that!

comments always welcome

Soviet cartoon: Little Devil N.13

Today we invite you and your kids to watch an old soviet cartoon Little Devil N.13 (1982). It will be with English subtitles!

If you ever wondered what they could teach little devils in the school? Here’s a perfect opportunity to find out! :)

Do you like this cartoon?
Do you agree with the school curriculum accepted by devils? 😉

comments always welcome

Russia: God Save the Tsar! Боже Царя Храни!

Bozhe Tsarya hrani (God Save the Tsar) is an old tsarist anthem. This video promises to show us portraits of all Russian Tsars of Romanov’s dynasty from the Peter the First (Great) to Tsarevich St Aleksei Nikolaevich (in chronological order). The anthem is sung a capella by the Valaam Ensemble.



Do they really have portraits of all Russian Tsars? What Tsar made the best for Russia?
Could you imagine modern Russia with Tsar?


Russia: A song what can make your day!

Hello, tonight [and that’s a Friday night] we want just to relax looking forward to long weekend. We just got some drive and happiness from a song of Soviet Union era and want to share it with you! I won’t tell anything about this song right now! I want it will be a surprise for our Russian-speaking readers! So, enjoy right now and I’ll put more information about this song in the comment…

comments always welcome

Could you believe we had such songs?

The modern performance Komarovo by Vitas (and it’s also great) — WATCH HERE!

Russia: Aerobatics!(Su-27 "Flanker" )

Here we will watch acrobatics on Russian jet fighter planes: Sukhoi SU27 and SU33.



Su-27 “Flanker”:The Su-27 is a big long-range air superiority fighter, comparable to the U.S. F-15 but superior in many respects. It is a twin-engined aircraft with a blended wing and fuselage, and twin tail fins. At airshows the Su-27 demonstrated an exceptional controllability at high angles of attack. A shipboard version of the Su-27, also known as the Su-33, with canards and folding wings, has been tested on Russia’s first big carriers, and there also is a two-seat attack version, the Su-27IB or Su-34, with side-by-side seating in a reshaped nose.
People often ask about the beautiful music in this clip. That is music by DJ Quicksilver – Ameno. If you really like this music I’ll put here a link on mp3 of this composition soon.



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