Category Archives: Art Collection

Russian Video: Russian Beautiful Folk Song "Spinner"!

Spinner (Russian Folk Song)

Today we are listening to one of the most beautiful Russian Folk Songs “Spinner” (Пряха. В низенькой светелке…) and watching one of the most beautiful videos.

Boris Shtokolov (1930-2005) one of the best Russian basses sings this beautiful song and beautiful paintings by Russian artist Konstantin Vasiliev (1942-1976) will accompany this song!

Russian Lyrics and English translation of the song Пряха (Spinner):

В низенькой светелке
Огонек горит,
Молодая пряха
У окна сидит.

Молода, красива,
Карие глаза,
По плечам развита
Русая коса.

Русая головка,
Думы без конца
Ты о чем мечтаешь,

In the lowish parlour
A light burns,
The young spinner
Sits under the window.

Young, beautiful,
Hazel eyes,
About her shoulders abounding
Honey tresses.

Honey head,
Thoughts without end…
What are you dreaming of,

English translation by Charles Prescott

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Russian Video: Sand performance!


Sometimes you want to come home and just watch something beautiful. You are right tonight I have exact this mood… So today we’ll watch a beautiful live sand animation: “Undersea world”. Find 10 minutes, relax and enjoy!

This sand animation was made by Russian artist Alena Voynova.

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Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Exhibition of Ice Sculptures in Moscow!


We are still celebrating our Winter Seasons in Russia. Yes, all Russians have this year Winter Holidays 1-10 of January. So I want our posts in this time of year be bright and joyful! Today we’ll show you a little video of Ice Exhibition in Moscow (It has place in Botanic Garden and will last during whole holidays). Today we will watch a Russian Video in Russian language.

For our readers who wants to know more about this Ice Exhibition in Moscow:

It was open at 30th od December;
and for these sculptures they used ice from Russian Siberian City Novosibirsk.

Best wishes!
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Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Valentin Serov – Paintigs!


When did you go to an Art Museum recently? When did you go to Conservatory recently? If you asked us the question I would have to admit that last time we visited Art Museum long time ago… and I also must admit that I feel nostalgia for Art. That’s why today for Russian Video from Russia I chose a slide-show of Valentin Serov painting with beautiful classic music:

For our readers who wants to know more about Valentin Serov:

One of the greatest Russian portrait painters, Serov was born on January 19, 1865, in the family of the composer A. N. Serov, author of the operas Judith, Rogneda, and the Evil Power. As a young boy, Serov might have met many luminaries of Russian culture of the time — Stasov, Repin, Ghe, Antokolskii — who visited his father…

Read more here!
Look at more Valentin Serov’s paintings here!

Have a good day and maybe this video inspirited you to visit Art Gallery,
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Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Horsemen!


Today we enjoy a Soviet posters collection about Russian Civil War (1917-1923) and Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

For our readers who wants to know more this energetic music is from movie “The Elusive Avengers”:

The Elusive Avengers is a vivid comedy version of a story about four youngsters who become heroes in the Russian Civil War. Valerka, a former schoolboy, joins Yashka, a devil-may-care gypsy and orphans, Danka and sister Ksanka. They make a pledge of mutual assistance, determined to exact revenge on the bandits who are bringing so much suffering to peaceful villagers. The friends then embark on a series of daring adventures.

Meanwhile, strange things begin to happen to a band of outlaws led by the ruthless bandit Ataman Burnash. All his schemes seem to go wrong, sabotaged by unseen and unidentified enemies. The mischievous culprits always leave a note signed ‘- the Elusive Avengers’, and are of course the four friends, who succeed by never forgetting their pledge of mutual assistance. You can read more about this movie and watch this movie with English subtitles here: The Elusive Avengers (Soviet Movie).

Look at these horsemen: they are afraid of nothing and they will fight for their goal, nothing can stop them – I wish all us to have high goals in life and be like these horsemen and achieve our goals!

Best wishes,
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Svet and Kyle

Russian Souvenir: The Red Sarafan!


Today we’ll watch just a very beautiful video! Beautiful background with paintings of Isaak Levitan, Edgar Degas, Nicolaes Maes and Philipp Lyavin, besides pictures from Russian folk art objects. And the movie comes with a very beautiful famous song: The Red Sarafan by Red Army Choir.

For our readers who wants to know more.

The Red Sarafan is a composition by Nikolaj Grigorjewitsch Ziganof(1797-1831) and Alexander Warlamoff(1801-1848), a moving Russian song. What is this song about? Daughter asks her mother don’t sew red sarafan for her and don’t make her get married because she likes her free life, she likes to play and dance. And her mother responses to her by words: Youth will go away soon and nobody will need you then. But if you get married that does not mean the end of your life you still can be happy to remember your youth and look at your children!

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