Monthly Archives: May 2008

Finnish Documentary: Valamo 1939 – A Monastery Island in Ladoga!

Today we are coming back to Valaam Monastery!

Our good reader David left us a comment:”There is a monastery in Finland called New Valamo near Heinävesi in Eastern central Finland. It has its roots with the one in this video that you showed. Because of the difficulties in the USSR in the 30s, some 150 monks moved to Finland and then were under the jurisdiction of the Finnish Orthodox Church. A very popular site to go to in the summer with many Finns and foreigners.

So today we found an interesting Finnish Documentary Video: Valamo 1939 – A Monastery Island in Ladoga! Hope you like this video – the same like we do!



For people who wants know more:
an article in Wikipedia is here.

That is a beautiful video of The New Valamo Monastery and Lintula Convent:

Site of New Valamo Monastery you can find here

comments always welcome.

Russia: Valaam – place to visit!

Hello,

Today we are going to get knowledge about one more Russian places you must visit. And we have not been there yet! I hope one day we’ll travel there… Today we’ll watch a video from Valaam Monastery that is located in Russian Karelia, on Valaam, the largest island in Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe. This light video was made in memory of monk Grigory.


We invite our readers who wants to know more to official site of Valaam Monastery. That’s really very interesting, you can find more video and mp3 records of famous Valaam Choir. And don’t miss their picture gallery – we found these pictures just incredible!

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

The Russian Gypsy Trio: Lyoko!

Hello,

Today we want to publish a video with incredible music! We will watch and listen to “Return Of The Gypsy Maestro” by Loyko – the Russian Gypsy Trio with its leader Sergey Erdenko and his magical violin!


If you like this music you can visit official site of Loyko and read there more about this group and even download some music :).

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Sunny Mood Video!

Hello,

After two days of rainy cold weather we have a good sunny day today! And we want to believe that such good weather stays what makes you to smile stay with us from now forever. That’s why today we want to publish a very sunny video what maybe make you smile two. Today we’ll watch our Duck’s video (Part II). The First Part you can watch here.


Svet and Kyle
PS I call this video ours because we shot and montaged it :). We used The Neapolitan Song from Children’s Album by Peter Ilyich Thaikovsky.

comments always welcome.

We Graduated in the USSR!

Hello,

that was “The Last Bell” yesterday. And when I looked for a good video about school I went through a lot of good videos from people of my generation. What I can tell about these videos… People are proud that they lived in USSR: “Maybe we did not have cellphones and audio-players, but maybe to have all these “wonderful things” is not the most important thing in life. The much more important thing is what we really were free and afraid of nothing (because there was nothing to afraid around) and we knew what is real friendship about and never betray our friends!” Today I want to show you one of the videos what I found and really liked… And one day I’ll make a video by myself about my youth! I promise.

Svet

The Last Bell in Russian Schools!

Hello,

Today in the metro we’ve seen a lot of pupils of Moscow Schools all beautifully dressed, they had a beautiful sash over the shoulder “Graduate from a school” was written there — And we realized that today is “The Last Bell” for last year pupils of school. Today they had the last school day and the Last Bell Celebration! So today we want to show your a reportage from 1st State TV Chanel about “Last Bell” 25th of May 2007… The video is in Russian. At the end you’ll see thirteen the best pupils who had a president’s grant was invited to White House on excursion – Prim Minister Dmitry Medvedev met and talked to them.


When we wrote this article we found an interesting blog. The author tells about her “Last Bell Ceremony” here.

Svet & Kyle

comments always welcome.

Old Soviet Movie: Come Tomorrow (Serenade by Schubert)

Prihodite Zavtra (Come tomorrow)Hello,

Today we’ll watch a little piece of a good old comedy: “Prihodite Zavtra” (Come tomorrow), 1963. This kind movie is about a talented girl who came from little Siberian village to Moscow learn signing. The name of the actress is Ekaterina Savinova and she the same like her character came from Altai village to Moscow to study in Theater Institute. This movie looks like her autobiography and that’s true. The scenario of this movie was written by her husband Evgeny Tashkov who was the director of this movie also. In this part we’ll listen to “Serenade” by Schubert… Yes, Ekaterina Savinova had an incredible voice!

You also can watch full version of this movie. Sorry, it’s without subtitles, but we still recommend you to watch it if you can find time :).

Best wishes and have a good day!

Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.