A Man from Boulevard des Capucines – a comedy-western by Alla Surikova and Eduard Akopov. Mr. First – a missionary from the movie opens a silent cinema theatre in a remote town in the Wild West U.S. at the beginning of XX century. Mans life here is cheap and consists of the basic pleasures of drinking debauchery and fights. First truly believes that cinematography is able to re-educate these people and indeed its first showing works wonders.
Bandits and unrestrained drinkers are reborn and start a new life after seeing the screen works of the Lumiere brothers and Chaplin. They quit drinking and learn etiquette. First offers showings to women and Indians to show that cinema is alien to prejudice based on race and gender. First finds his true love among his audience – Miss Diana Little. The idyll does not last long… MOSFILM 1987.
I tell Sveta all the time to not walk around with a cell phone stuck to yopur ear and ignore life around you. In America I lost two friends to situations like this and I naturally worry about such things. I always say that some people are lucky and being alert is one of the ways to stay lucky. If you do not hear or see it coming, you can not get out of the way. life is rough enough without helping the idiots who do not know how to drive…
It is any Russian’s best friend. No, not a person… but in the past that’s how the Russians treated their samovar. It had a place of honor at the table… and in many homes it still does.
“Tea from a samovar tastes much better than tea from an electric kettle,” said samovar enthusiast Konstantin Ziskin, “It smells of smoke, fresh wood and pine cones!”
Literally a self-boiler, a samovar has traditionally been used to heat water for tea… And that’s how it’s done the old way… Water from the well… wood chips… and a lot of huffing and puffing make up the recipe for a perfect tea time.
Sveta and I went to a huge Mega Mall here in Moscow and we crossed over a gigantic walkway that led us to a new section of this mall. As we entered the new mall area our eyes were greeted with a wonderful sight.