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Russian Video: Ruslan and Ludmila (movie)!


Today I offer us to celebrate the 210th birthday of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin! Let’s watch a beautiful colorful full-length fairy-tale movie “Ruslan and Ludmila”, 1972. The movie directed by Aleksandr Ptushko sent us many centuries back. We’ll watch an epic fairy-tale about Prince Vladimir, his youngest daughter and her groom brave knight Ruslan… and of course there will be an evil wizard. But stop I am not going to retell the plot. Just let’s watch and enjoy of Alexander Pushkin‘s poetry (all texts in the movie is his poem Ruslan and Ludmila) and its very beautiful and rich cinema interpretation. And of course, with English subtitles!

Part 1:

Part 2:

The crew:

Directed by Aleksandr Ptushko

Writing credits
Alexander Pushkin (poem “Ruslan and Lyudmila”)
Aleksandr Ptushko writer

Original Music by Tikhon Khrennikov
Costume Design by Olga Kruchinina

The cast:

Valeri Kozinets as Ruslan
Natalya Petrova as Lyudmila
Andrei Abrikosov as Vladimir
Vladimir Fyodorov as Chernomor the Wizard
Mariya Kapnist as Naina the Witch
Natalya Khrennikova as Young Naina
Igor Yasulovich as The Finnish Hermut
Viktor Shulgin as The Giant Head
Oleg Mokshantsev as Rogdai
Ruslan Akhmetov as Ratmir
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy as Farlaf
Sergei Martinson as Ambassador
Nikolai Kutuzov as Ambassador
Eve Kivi as Fisherwoman
Valeri Nosik as Courier
Zoya Vasilkova as Nurse
Georgi Svetlani as Shaman
Aleksei Krychenkov as The Fool

© MOSFILM, 1972.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Russian Video: Alexander Pushkin – 210 Birthday!


Today is the 210th birthday of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (1799 – 1837) – the greatest Russian poet. It’s impossible to love Russia and don’t care about Alexander Pushkin.

Alexander Pushkin is just a Soul of Russia!

For our readers who wants to know more about Alexander Pushkin:
1) Biography of Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
2) A collection of poems by Alexander Pushkin (translated in English).

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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The Birthday of Alexander Pushkin!


Today is Birthday of Alexander Pushkin. We are reading in Wikipedia:

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин) (June 6 1799–February 10 1837) was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers. Read more…

Today we watch a couple scenes from American movie “Eugene Onegin”, 1999 (based on poem by Sergey Pushkin) with music by another Russian genius Sergey Prokofiev.

Tatyana’s Letter to Onegin:

Onegin’s Letter to Tatyana:

comments always welcome.