Today I want to offer you a Russian video how they are closing casinos in Russia, and I hope forever!
Since 1990 the gaming industry in Russia has mushroomed. There are hundreds of casinos and hundreds of thousands of slot machines. They are in every urban residential area, by metro stations, schools and shopping centers. Any one over the age of 18 can go in and play.
Gambling: Win to Lose!
July, 2007 – New law restricts gambling in Russia:
Under a 2007 law designed to curb gambling in major cities and boost economic growth in poorer regions, casinos and other gaming establishments have to close in most of Russia by midnight on Tuesday.
The pollster surveyed 500 people from major Russian cities. A total of 72% said they supported the law, while 19% opposed it. Only 2% of respondents said they knew nothing about the issue and 7% said they were not interested in the problem.
There was The Day of Mourning and Commemoration(22 June) this week. And for this weekend we picked up a movie with a title “Tomorrow Was The War” (Завтра была война). One more movie based on Boris Visiliev’s novels (we already watched “The Dawns Here Are Quiet”). That is not a movie about The War but that is drama about little town, school-pupils and school-teachers and their life one year before The War.
“This movie gives much, too much, question after question, where no answer is absolute. It is movie about The Life, about the wish to live and about the fear of it. It describes the life of some young Sowjets before the break of the Nazi invasion, where the Sowjet presence is depicted with the real touch of emotions. As a typical Sowjet (Russian) movie the feeling and the play of the actors dominates, but because of the confrontation between young and old, in between the young ones and the old ones, there is no single cadre, which gives me a second of time to relax and I jump form one personage into another.” (kansaj from Tokyo)
Awards: International Film Festival in Koszalin (Poland) – Top Prize “Grand Amber”, 1987; International Film Festival in Manheim – Special Jury Prize, 1987; International Film Festival in Valladolid (Spain) – Grand Prix “Golden Spike”, 1987; International Film Festival “Film Meetings in Dunkirque” (France) – Grand Prix, 1988; A. Dovzhenko Gold Medal to director Yuri Kara, screenwriter Boris Vasilyev, actors Sergey Nikonenko and Nina Ruslanova, 1988; “Nika” Award to actress Nina Ruslanova (for the films “Tomorrow Was the War”, “Sign of Misfortune”, “Brief Encounters”), 1987;
The crue: Director: Yuri Kara Writers: Boris Vasilyev (novel, screenplay)
The cast: Sergey Nikonenko Nina Ruslanova Vera Alentova Irina Cherichenko Natalya Negoda Vladimir Zamansky Sergey Stolyarov Vladislav Demchenko
Today I want to show you an old videos made by Russian fans of Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson twice been in Moscow, Russia in 1993 and 1996. Today we’ll watch how Moscow and Muscovites met him in 1996. And like always it was raining in Moscow…
Have you ever thought that the famous game Tetris has it’s creator? Did you know that Tetris was invented in Russia (really Soviet Union)? Somehow I never thought about it, but liked this game a lot because I felt it as a challenge for me.
Today we will watch a video from Russia Today about of creator of Tetris – Alexey Pajitnov.
Some links for our readers who wants to know more:
1) Teteris (an article in Wikipedia) 2) Alexey Pajitnov (an article in Wikipedia) 3) The Human Tetris: Russian TV show, 2007 “Стенка на стенку”
And what about you: Do you like to play Tetris? Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
I just would like to correct Russia Today: Poplar’s cotton seeds are not allergen!
For our readers who wants to know more:
If we talk about allergenic trees, then we need to put birch, and alder, filbert, maple, ash on the first place. The poplar, which is accused to be allergen, really, does not cause allergies at all. It’s seeds could be irritating but not allergen!
Among urban trees the poplar is a leader in the purification of the air, as a kind of air janitor. According to the amount of absorbed carbon dioxide and oxygen produced, the poplar has no equal.
According to the forest industry: the poplar at the age of 25 years, from May to September absorbs 44 kg of carbon dioxide, while for the oak, this figure is 28, for the limes – 16, for Pine – 10, for ate – 6 kg.
The poplar satiates air ozone in the atmosphere by providing a large number of phytoncides and aromatic oils.
The poplar is a great doctor. It belongs to the category of immunotropic plants. Staying in the populus woods helps a person to develop immunity to infectious diseases. And sticky poplar’s leaves and fragrant spring buds have strong healing properties.
So let’s forgive irritation of poplar’s seeds – this is a great tree!
A lot of us had listened about Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on 22 June 1941. Over 4.5 million troops of the Axis powers invaded the USSR along a 2,900 kilometer front (1800 miles)…
Yesterday we watched a beautiful video of “Scarlet Sails – 2009” – festival for pupils who just finished school in St. Petersburg… These pupils just finished school and all beautiful and exciting life is ahead of them.
The 22nd of June, 1941 – we had a lot of the same festivals all over Soviet Union and boys and girls who yesterday were at school desks were the same excited about their future life… But Tomorrow Was The War!
Today we remember about all these pupils who lost their hopes and lives… Today we remember The Great Patriotic War (WWII).
I’ll show you a very beautiful video today. That is a sand animation by Ksenia Simonova… that was first showed a couple weeks ago at Ukrainian show Україна має талант (Ukraine has talent). Yes, it has.. my opinion. But let’s watch: