To start with, listen to the beautiful music :Walking in the Air (Declan Galbraith & Peter Auty) How many times while dreaming at nights we are walking in the air, falling down, stumbling but never kicking our noses. never. How many times one is running-running somewhere, at times chsed by somebody or all of a… Continue reading Walking in the Air or Dreams Before a New year
All preparations for New Year are over: it is already on the threshold.Welcome, welcome, our little darling dove! Someone has shopped, someone has done crafts, and everybody is ready to celebrate the most cheerful holiday of the year: meeting New 2011 Year. The table is lain, Champaign is poured into the Champaign glasses and it is… Continue reading Welcome, Welcome, Happy New 2011 Year!
One does not need to rush to the Time Square in new York, or to the Winter Palace Square, in St. Petersburg (Russia) to feel the festival of meeting a New Year. New technology became different nowadays and changed us completely. To the left a Russian photo of “New Year is coming soon”. It is… Continue reading New 2011 Year is Marching on Our Planet Soon!
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)
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
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
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…
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
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