BADEK NEWS 52

First. Russian Volunteers become force in search for Missing Kids, Moscow 25. (RIA Novosti, Marc Bennets). As Russia marks International Children’s day for the first time on Friday, RIA Novosti takes a look at a volunteer organization that has grown out of tragedy to become one of the first ports of call for many desperate… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 52

I Remember Moscow Days…

If not L. Petrushecvskaya’s “Linguistic Tales” I would never have thought about my fellows of the Technical Translators’ Circle. Here they are: “ПУСЬКИ БЯТЫЕ Сяпала Калуша с Калушатами по напушке. И увазила Бутявку, и волит: – Калушата! Калушаточки! Бутявка! Калушата присяпали и Бутявку стрямкали. И подудонились. А Калуша волит: – Оее! Оее! Бутявка-то некузявая! Калушата… Continue reading I Remember Moscow Days…

Extravagant, Incomprehensible, Nontrivial Lyudmila Petrushevskaya! (“There Once Lived a Woman who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby” {Scary Fairy Tales} by L. Petrushevskaya, Penguin Classics, 2011, Great Britain.

Watch the Interview with L. Petrushevskaya by V. Molchanov: “Game in Absurd” Her stories are not scary at all. Why they are represented like this, I do not have a clue. The cover of her book is shown here. Lyudmila Stefanovna Petrushevskaya was born on May 26, 1938 in Moscow. Upon having graduated from the University,… Continue reading Extravagant, Incomprehensible, Nontrivial Lyudmila Petrushevskaya! (“There Once Lived a Woman who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby” {Scary Fairy Tales} by L. Petrushevskaya, Penguin Classics, 2011, Great Britain.

“The King of Children”(The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak) By Betty Jean Lifton, St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, 1997, USA

Reformer of the World Janusz Korczak (Henryk Goldszmit) is celebrated in Poland 2012 as Korczak’s Year. Watch: “Video Dance Memorial, dedicated to Janusz Korczak” This composition was created by Kareen Balsam & Vita Berezina Blackburn. “Even though many decades have elapsed since his death, Korczak remains ahead of his time.” Council of Europe Commissioner for… Continue reading “The King of Children”(The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak) By Betty Jean Lifton, St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, 1997, USA

Poor Little Glad Rag Doll, Are You Happy Today? (Interview with Lyudmila Klacz About Her Popiki Dolls)

“Rag Doll” song (1929) brings us the old beauty of Victor Orchestra, Nat Shilkret, Harold Scrappy Lambert, Dolores Costello. Listen: Nat Shilkret, “Glad Rag Doll” (1929) “They call you Glad Rag Doll, Admired, desired, by lovers Who soon grow tired. Poor little Glad Rag Doll, You are just a pretty toy, They like to play… Continue reading Poor Little Glad Rag Doll, Are You Happy Today? (Interview with Lyudmila Klacz About Her Popiki Dolls)