Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2011 Year to All! (“A Christmas Tree” by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, Blue Herton Books, Canada, 2008)

Everybody knows “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, a story about greedy ans miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors. Dickens created a vivid Christmas fable about the message of goodwill towards mankind. To the left is this book at our presentation. On page 153… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2011 Year to All! (“A Christmas Tree” by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, Blue Herton Books, Canada, 2008)

Lord of the Ring! One of the Best Minds in Russia! “Turgenev (His Life and Times)” by Leonardo Schapiro, USA, 1978

Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883) was born into a wealthy family, lived in the old style of a princely country house, life of magnificence. He was well educated. To the left is the book cover by Leonardo Schapiro about him. Turgenev in 1846 was an unusually handsome man, to judge by numerous contemporary descriptions. He was… Continue reading Lord of the Ring! One of the Best Minds in Russia! “Turgenev (His Life and Times)” by Leonardo Schapiro, USA, 1978

Badek’s News 40

First. On December 13, 1871 Emily Carr was born, the Mother of Modern Arts. She found her muse: native culture-totem poles from Ucluelet to Skidegate-and the dark and slightly dangerous beauty of the dense forest. After she visited France, Carr’s literal depictions of native art and life developed into passion-swept modernist masterpieces of the West.… Continue reading Badek’s News 40

When You Were There For Us…

Mama! Our beloved mama, how many beautiful sounds in this simple word”mama”! How these sounds caress you, wrap you up in warmth, tenderness and happiness. This is ” A Letter to Mother” by Sergey Esenin performed by one Russian artist. Listen to this video:“You are still alive, my old little lady” “Are you still alive,… Continue reading When You Were There For Us…

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BADEK’S NEWS 39

First. Russia. On December 3, 2010 the hottest news arrived from Zurich: The Russian Federation won the bid for hosting 2018 World Football Championship. Watch video to yourselves:Viataly Mutko Second. Calgary. A Canadian Tenors Christmas returned on December 8, 2010 at 8-00 p.m. It is an exciting blend of classical and contemporary pop that is… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 39

BADEK’S NEWS 38

First. Russia, Moscow. Bella Akhmadulina, one of the most daring poets of the Soviet era, died aged 73, on Monday. Writer Yevgeny Popov said she died in her home ouside Moscow, in Peredelkino, of heart condition. President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have expressed their condolences to the poet’s relatives. During the thaw… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 38