Every Year at the New Year Eve all Russia is watching TV: And there is always a channel what transmits a New Year comedy, directed by outstanding Russian movie-director Eldar Ryazanov: The Irony Of Fate, Or Enjoy Your Bath (Ирония судьбы или С легким паром!). We are watching this romantic comedy every New Year Eve – that is Russian National Tradition and we never get tired of it! Yes we can watch some another movie at New Year Eve but The Irony Of Fate, Or Enjoy Your Bath must be in New Year menu. So this New Year Eve Kyle and me are going to watch this romantic comedy together because now it has English subtitles. Join us to understand better what Russians are about ;). The movie was produced for TV in 1975… So first time I watched it when I was in primary school. Time just flies!
Have a good cup of coffee or tea. The second part will start in a little bit!
======================= Director Eldar Ryazanov Writers: Emil Braginsky and Eldar Ryazanov
Cast * Andrey Myagkov as Zhenya * Barbara Brylska as Nadya * Yuri Yakovlev as Ippolit * Aleksandr Shirvindt as Pavel, Zhenya’s friend * Georgy Burkov as Misha, Zhenya’s friend * Liya Akhedzhakova as Tanya, Nadya’s friend * Aleksandr Belyavsky as Sasha, Zhenya’s friend * Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya as Zhenya’s mother * Olga Naumenko as Galya * Gotlib Roninson as Zhenya’s neighbour at the airport * Eldar Ryazanov as Zhenya’s neighbour in the plane * Lyubov Sokolova as Nadya’s mother * Valentina Talyzina as Valya, Nadya’s friend; Nadya’s voice
PS Finally in 30 years they decided to make continue of this super-popular New Year Eve Movie… Well we’ll watch it next weekend (I never watched it before either). Watch it here: Russian Video: Irony of Fate -2
New Year’s Eve is a time for making wishes, but for thousands of children with serious illnesses there’s just one request – to become healthy again. More than 5,000 children in Russia are diagnosed with cancer every year.
Around 5,000 children become ill with cancer every year. The charity “Give a Life” helps many of them. Its founder, the famous Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova, wants more people to know that the disease is not a sentence and that children suffering from cancer have every chance of recovery.
“I hope more and more people will hear about “Give a Life” in the near future, so that even those who live in the most distant corners of our country know that children’s cancer is treatable and totally curable. Our help is desperately needed to make this happen,” she says.
Immense personal struggle is involved when it comes to treating cancer. Also practical hurdles have to be overcome. Apart from problems with blood shortages and lack of donors, financial problems have to be resolved.
“Unfortunately, the supply of medicine provided by the authorities’ budget is not sufficient,” explains Ekaterina Chistyakova from ‘Give a Life’.
“Our charity foundation buys half the medicine, so that these kids can recover and live normal lives. There are no special provisions in our country concerning people with rare diseases. Meanwhile there are 5 million sufferers in Russia,” Ekaterina says.
This charity is not able to help all of them, but even if little patients of the Moscow hospital recover from their illness, this will give hope to others who are still waiting for help.
Our pupils in Russia are ready to have winter holidays. The last days in school they have little parties, sometimes they play New Year performances for parents and younger pupils. Today I want to invite our readers to watch one of such cute performances:
Kids are flowers of Life! To watch their creativeness is so good thing!
Best wishes, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
Today we are watching a movie: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1979), Second episode: “Bloody Inscription” (based on A Study in Scarlet).
So we are watching the second part:
A lot of watchers admire the music in Sherlock Holmes movies. The author of this music is Russian composer Vladimir Dashkevich. Composer of music for more than 70 Soviet and Russian movies, was born on the 20th January 1934. Music from the movies was 5 times nominated for Nika award and one time it won Nika.
Vladimir Dashkevich tells: The music for Sherlock Holmes movie was composed without any afford. His friend and director of the movie Igor Maslennikov constantly called him from Leningrad (where they were shooting the movie) to Moscow and reminded that was time to compose the music. When he called me the third time I did not want to upset him took the phone closer to piano and started to play the first what came to my head. That’s how the famous overture was made. When someone accused Picasso for panting one of his masterpieces for 15 minutes. He told that he painted it 15 minutes and whole life. I could tell about the music the same. I love the Conan Doyle stories from my childhood and this music was born in me long long time ago, it just waited its time to sound. People tells that the music was composed in English style. I think that is the dream about beautiful and romantic England, a dream what was born in Russia.
To download the music from the Sherlock Holmes movies you can on the site: Music from Sherlock Holmes Movies. When you click on music-link first you’ll see Yandex page (because Yandex hosts these files with mp3) click on the mp3-link and you’ll get the music.
And one more good news for all us: Next year we’ll continue to watch Russian movies about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
Have a good weekend, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
We are glad to find out that the whole set of Russian Sherlock Holmes movies (6 DVDs) is still available. Check it:
2008 year is almost over. And all we tries to sum what there was good and bad in 2008. The president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev is doing the same. Recently he gave an interview to Russian top TV channels and answered a lot of uneasy questions of the results of 2008 year. Spend the 38 minutes by watching this interesting interview with interesting and one of the most powerful person in the world – President of Russia: Dmitry Medvedev.
Best wishes, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
Today we want to send you one more musical Merry Christmas from Russia. To be exact this Merry Christmas from Children’s musical center «Magic microphone» in Russian city Krasnoyarsk. I think they made incredibly beautiful video. Maybe I am not too objective but I just love to watch talented kids. They are singing a song “Angel“:
What these kids are singing about: “Fly to me, my dear Angel!”
Merry Christmas, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
How you know Russians don’t celebrate Christmas at 25th of December. We will celebrate Christmas at the 7th of January. But the main holiday in Russia is New Year Eve. And Russian people traditionally drink (not vodka) but Champagne at New Year party. Today we’ll watch a video Soviet Champagne Forever from Russia Today: