I very rarely find a young performer that I care to listen to. They all seem to “grate on my nerves” so to speak. This young man known as Vitas and he caught my attention. The first video is a song that I enjoyed and the second video shows an incredible high note for anyone, much less a guy…
So lets watch:
Vitas – The Star! Витас – Зведа
Latvian-born Russian pop singer Vitas: Vitaliy “Vitalik” Vladasovich Grachyov (Russian: Виталий Владасович Грачёв, Vitalij Vladasovič Gračëv; born 19 February 1979, Daugavpils, Latvian SSR), better known by his stage name Vitas (pronounced /ˈviːˌtɑːs/; Russian: Витас), is a Russian pop singer, composer, actor, and fashion designer. Because of his fame on the Internet, he is sometimes known as Bumac, Bumac Vitas or Vitas Varnas in English (his name in Cyrillic cursive, Витас, “Витас”, appears identical to English Bumac, “Bumac”). (Link)
He has a huge following and his fans adore him. I watched several of his videos on YouTube and he is really good…
Today, I found this very good and touchy video. Russian bard Oleg Mityaev sings his song “Life of Outstanding People” (The song is called after “Life of Outstanding People” world-famous biographical series what is still publishing by Publishing House “Molodaya Gvardiya” since 1938). But when you watch this video and listen to the song you feel nostalgia (maybe not about of USSR but about our Soviet childhood) and you realize that’s these Outstanding People are all of us (you and me, he and she).
Orthodox Christians are celebrating one of the main religious holidays of the year – the Epiphany, or the baptism of Christ. It is believed that on this day water becomes holy and is able to wash away sins and diseases.
This video is really very good. It shows a monastery that Svetlana and I have been to before. In fact it is the same Monastery that our friends from America got to explore and were fascinated by the complexity of the Orthodox Religion!
Russia’s major theaters are celebrating the 100th anniversary of legendary Soviet ballerina Galina Ulanova (January 8, 1910 – March 21, 1998). Tribute concerts will be held in St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater and Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater.
Galina Sergeevna Ulanova was an iconic figure in Soviet ballet. Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev called her “the genius of Russian ballet, its elusive soul and its inspired poetry” while another legendary dancer of the 20th century, Rudoilf Nureev, was convinced she was “the world’s Number One ballerina.”