Monthly Archives: August 2009

Russian Video: Murmansk!

Russian City MurmanskRussia is not just Moscow! There is a lot of beautiful places in Russia! Today we are watching a beautiful video about Russian city Murmansk what is placed at the North of Russia. This video is made with such love and I feel some nostalgia even I’ve been in Murmansk just once in my life.

For our readers who wants to know more about Murmansk and who like travel with Russia Today (we personally like it very much) we publish a video by Russia Today about Mark Ames journey in Murmansk:

Russian Video from Russia
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Russian Video: Cheburashka (cartoon)!

Russian Video: Cheburashka (cartoon)

We continue publishing old Russian cartoons for kids with English subtitles about Cheburashka and Crocodile Gena. We just watched the first part: Crocodile Gena what was made in 1969. Today we are watching a Russian cartoon Cheburashka what was made in 1971 by the same company Soyuzmultfilm, the same director Roman Kachanov and screenplay by Eduard Uspensky and Roman Kachanov.

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Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Crocodile Gena (cartoon)!

Today we are watching one of the best and most famous Soviet cartoons Crocodile Gena, 1969. This cartoon was bought and translated in Japanese and Finnish and now we can watch it with English subtitles.

Crocodile Gena works as a crocodile in the Zoo and tired to stay always by himself. So he decided to find friends and soon Crocodile Gena meets a girl Galya and Cheburashka. If you want to understand Russians these cartoon must be watched. And Crocodile Gena is an excellent cartoon to watch with your kids.

Who likes the “Crocodile Gena” cartoon click “Cheburashka” to watch the second part!

Cartoon is made by Eduard Uspensky book, by director Roman Kachanov.

Vasili Livanov as Crocodile Gena (voice)
Klara Rumyanova as Cheburashka (voice)
Vladimir Rautbart as Shapoklyak (voice)
Vladimir Kenigson as Salesman (voice)
Tamara Dmitrieva as Galya (voice)

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Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Blockade (Russian Documentary Movie, 2005)

Blockade – the name of the movie made by Sergei Loznitsa. No name of war no name of city what was blockaded. No music, no words or subtitles – just some sounds sometimes. Black and white documentary chronicles – they show ordinary days of the dieing city.

This film was dedicated to the Day of the blockade of Leningrad. The premiere took place in St. Petersburg at the International Festival of documentary, animation and short film “Message to man”.

There are one director of movie, 40 operators and 2 and a half million characters. in this movie… According to statistics, there were 2 992 000 people in 1941 lived in Leningrad and there were just half of million people by 1944.

Awards of the movie Blockade:

Jury Award
International Film Festival ‘Stalker’ in Moskau, Russia, 2005

Critics Prix
International Film Festival ‘Stalker’ in Moskau, Russia, 2005

“White Elefant”
National cinemacritics prix for best documentary film, Russia, 2005

Best Documentary 2005
National academy prix ‘NIKA’ for best documentary film, Russia, 2005

Grand Prix
International Film Festival ‘Kontakt’ in Kiew, Ukrain, 2005

Second Prix
International Film Festival Madrid, Spain, 2006

St. Petersburg’s Government prix
for 2005

Grand Prix ‘Gold Dragon’
International Krakow Short Film Festival, Poland, 2006

Best Documentary Film from archive
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2006

Jury Avard
International Film Festival ‘Message to man’ St.Petersburg, Russia, 2006

Grand Prix for Best Dokumentary Film
Film Festival Viborg, Russia, 2006

Best Documentary Film
Open Documentary Film Festival ‘Russia’ , Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2006

Best Documentary
‘Golden laurel’ National documentary film prix, Russia, 2006

Arie&Bozena Zweig Innovation Award
Chicago International Documentary Festival, 2007

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PS Blockade – the name of the movie made by Sergei Loznitsa. No name of war no name of city what was blockaded. Of course, we all know this movie is about Seige of Leningrad.

After the premiere of “Blockade” at the Rotterdam Film Festival the audience was stunned and did not want to leave the room. ‘Did you know, – an old Dutchman asked Sergey Loznica – that you told the story not only of Leningrad but Rotterdam also? Our city was destroyed, but, unfortunately, there were no operators, who could capture this tragedy.”

Russian Video: Alex Griffith Builds Playground for Hospital in Krasnoyarsk!


A video today is a pleasure for me! I watched this video on the 1st channel of Russian TV and it impressed me very much!

Let me to tell you whole story. A Russian boy Alex Griffith was left by his biological mother and first year of his life he spent in a hospital in Krasnoyarsk, (Siberia, Russia), then a couple from USA adopted him. Now he is 15 years old and he came to visit Russia. And his idea was not just to come to Russia but make some present to motherland and he decided to build a playground for kids in the hospital in Krasnoyarsk. The project took several years: First he collected money for his project by himself then he made a site in Internet and all together with his readers they collect enough money for a very decent playground. Now he and his parents are in Krasnoyarsk and he realizes his project, teenagers in Krasnoyarsk joined to them and help to build this playground… and doctors in hospital (where Alex spent the first year of his life) remember him and his parents and are very proud of him!

Personally, me… I can not express my feelings I am so glad and happy that such people like Alex and his parents live among us . Thank you!

For our readers who wants to get all information from first hands (from Alex) in English:

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Record-Breaking Strong-Man of 80!


This video can make you happy. I personally admire videos about old people who are in very good shape. This 80 years old man from Dagestan can do unbelievable things. Abdurahman can carry a railway car, lift more than 100 kilos by hands and shows incredible dental power!

I am always very proud for such people! Such videos can really help you: When you watch such people you ask yourself if they can do it why I could not do at least half of it!

Another my favorite person is Valentin Dikul. Read his unusual story here: Svet Sundays: Strong people of Russia – Valentin Dikul!

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Russian Video: Kidnapping Caucasian Style (Movie with English Subtitles)!


As always at weekends we will watch a full-length Russian movie with English subtitles. Today it will be a famous old Russian comedy movie “Kidnapping Caucasian Style (Shurik’s New Adventures)” (Кавказская пленница или Новые Приключения Шурика), 1967.

Our regular readers already got known Shurik (Шурик) a main character in another movie of an outstanding Russian movie director Leonid Gaidai “Operation Y and Other Shurik’s Adventures” (Операция Ы и Другие приключения Шурика).

And yes in this romantic comedy we’ll meet again the comic trio of crooks Experienced, Coward and Fool. And now they will be again up to no good!

So lets watch: One of the best Russian comedies ever!


Director: Leonid Gaidai

Aleksandr Demyanenko as Shurik
Natalya Varley as Nina
Ruslan Akhmetov as Edik
Yuri Nikulin as Booby
Georgiy Vitsin as Coward
Yevgeni Morgunovas Experienced
Vladimir Etush as Comrade Saakhov
Frunzik Mkrtchyan as Nina’s uncle
Nina Grebeshkova as doctor
Mikhail Gluzsky as Hotel clerk
Georgi Millyar
Emmanuil Geller
Pyotr Repnin
N. Avaliani
Donara Mkrtchyan as D. Mkrtchyan

© Mosfilm, 1967.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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