Category Archives: Memory

A Day of Mourning in Russia!





Today we have photos taken by Svet and a video from Russia Today: Today is a day of mourning in Russia!

Svetlana travels this Metro almost everyday of her life and today she captured on film a Moscow in mourning.
One of the little known facts about this Metro bombing was that most of the victims are young adults suffering from massive internal injuries. That is because this was also known as the University line. (At least that is what I call it.) Students are traveling to the Moscow University to attend classes…
The massive internal injuries where caused in part by the fact that the explosives were designed on purpose to have excess shrapnel in them. The plastic explosive was embedded with nails, nuts, bolts and other small metal objects. Then when the explosion goes off it sends hundreds of projectiles in all directions to maximize injuries and death…
The dead and injured include students from around the world also. That information will be brought out later in time.
Svetlana

Vitas: Mommy and Son.

Russia is mourning…

Today we are listening a Vitas’ song “Mommy and Son”.

Take, baby, mommy’s hand
The way to Paradise is still dark,
And we shall go with you together straight ahead,
My care is necessary to you there!

I’m scared, mommy!
There is no your hand!
And I shall see never the sun.
The fallen wall gets heavier,
And the spark of a short life dies away.

Go, baby, quietly, I’m with you,
The earthly sorry went away for ever
Only take Memory about the family wih you,
Now it is especially important.

I’m scared, mommy!
There is no your hand!
And I shall see never the sun.
The fallen wall gets heavier,
And the spark of a short life dies away.

Now I ask you not to cry, mommy,
Love and take care of living children!
And we shall go with friends
together straight ahead,
Illuminate our way with your heart!

Memory will keep your image, mommy!
My heart is beating slower…
Of course, the hope will defeat the death,
And the son will return to you in a following life!

I’m scared, mommy!
There is no your hand!
And I shall see never the sun.
The fallen wall gets heavier,
And the spark of a short life dies away.

Возьми, малыш, скорее руку мамы,
Дорога в Рай пока ещё темна,-
И мы пойдём с тобою вместе прямо,-
Тебе забота Там моя нужна!

Мне страшно, мама!
Нет руки твоей!
И солнце никогда я не увижу.
Упавшая стена всё тяжелей,
И гаснет огонёк недолгой жизни.

Иди, малыш, спокойно, я с тобою,
Печаль земная навсегда ушла,
Лишь Память о семье возьми с собою,
Сейчас она особенно важна.

Мне страшно, мама!
Нет руки твоей!
И солнце никогда я не увижу.
Упавшая стена всё тяжелей,
И гаснет огонёк недолгой жизни.

Теперь тебя прошу не плакать, мама,
Живых детей люби и береги!
А мы пойдём с друзьями вместе прямо,
Слезами нам дорогу освети!

Твой образ, мама, Память сохранит!
Сердечко моё медленнее бьётся…
Надежда смерть, конечно, победит,
И в следующей жизни сын к тебе вернётся!

Мне страшно, мама!
Нет руки твоей!
И солнце никогда я не увижу.
Упавшая стена всё тяжелей,
И гаснет огонёк недолгой жизни.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Valentina Tolkunova: "I can not do otherwise"

Valentina Tolkunova, a legend of the Soviet stage, has died at the age of 63 from cancer.

The singer passed away on March 22 in a hospital. She had fallen very ill lately, but until the very end she continued singing – because she “could not do otherwise”.

People called you The Soul of Russian song. Her intimate gentle voice and soft chamber intonations, songs what she sang was close to all Russian women…

And like in these words “I can not do otherwise” Valentina Tolkunova always gave the audiences all she lived for – love, tenderness and frankness.

I can not do otherwise

“I will love you always
I can not do otherwise…”

Rest in peace, Valentina.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video: Ceremony Of Returning The Eternal Flame!

February, 23 Russia celebrated Defenders of the Fatherland Day. We will watch a beautiful ceremony of returning The Eternal Flame to its traditional home next to the Kremlin.

The eternal flame was moved to Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill on December 27, 2009, to allow for reconstruction of the memorial complex including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexandrovsky Gardens.

A torch lit at the eternal flame’s temporary home in Victory Park was transported to the Kremlin on Tuesday morning, traveling in an armored personnel carrier with full military honors.

Medvedev then relit the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the foot of the Kremlin Wall in Alexandrovsky Gardens.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Russia Remember: Galina Ulanova – 100 Years!

Galina UlanovaRussia’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.”

Read more about Galina Ulanova in Russiapedia (Galina Ullanova).

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Potatoes (Картошка): An Old Soviet Pioneers Song!

Recently we watched one of the most favorite movies of my childhood “The Elusive Avengers“. I don’t know why but that day I remembered a very good song of my Mom pioneer’s childhood Potatoes (Картошка), found an archive of pictures 1937 of young pioneer camp. And made this video for you. Enjoy!

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Vladimir Turchinsky in the Circus!

Vladimir Turchinsky died today. The doctors said he died from heard attack. He was 47 years old, one of the strongest man in the world, president of fitness club, showman, actor and famous person of Russian TV. He died and doctors will discover how it could happen with such man…. and I want to show you one beautiful clown show “Box” Anton Franke and Vladimir Turchinsky. I want to remember him this way!

Rest in peace, Vladimir.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Blockade of Leningrad Started 68 Years Ago!

Leningrad remembers its Heroes!

Today you could hear sound of metronome and the wail of the sirens in St.Petersburg. Leningrad remembers the Blockade – 900 days and nights of artillery attacks and terrible starvation. A worker got 250 grams of bread a day all others got twice less. Leningrad outstayed but the price was incredible. There were more than 500 000 people buried only on Peskarevsky cemetery…

Sound of metronome is symbol of the Blockade of Leningrad – metronome sounded during the Blockade 24 hours a day on the radio. The siren wailed 3740 times during the blockade.

Today we are watching Day of Memory from St.Petersburg:

Read more about the Blockade of Leningrad in Wikipedia or an article “Seige of Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) 1941-1944″ (From Neva News).

Documentaries about Siege of Leningrad:

1) Full length World War II documentary movie Siege of Leningrad from BattleField series.

2) Blockade – one of the best Russian documentaries: movies about ordinary days of dieing city.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.