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GERMAN POETRY – Love poetry of Else Lasker-Schüler

She was German poetess, the lyrical phenomenon of modern Germany. She grew up as a prodigal child, in fact, at four years she already knew how to read and write. In 1894 he moved to Berlin, where he remained until 1933. Here she published first poems. Her first collection of poems was published in 1902. Else Lasker-Schüler with a collection ...

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GERMAN LANDSCAPES / BLACK FOREST – Authentic and wild nature

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TOP TYPICAL RUSSIAN FOOD – Your special Russian dinner at the Gum

Dinner tends to be a big, social affair for the whole family, also for Russian people. Russian dinner is eaten around 7 or 8 p.m. at the earliest in Russia. Restaurants serve dinner quite late and will likely be surprised at 5 p.m. guests. A typical Russian dinner consists of one or more salads, which are heavy, filled with potatoes ...

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SONECHKA – Novel, by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Yevgenyevna Lyudmila Ulitskaya is a Russian biochemist and writer. She started publishing novels in the 1980s, but the first work of success was the novel Sóniechka, published in 1992. Since then she has published more than 10 novels with a psychological prose, which resembles Chekhov. Her work often places attention on female characters, making visible inequality between men and women, ...

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SHE WAS DEEPLY LOVED BY RUSSIAN PEOPLE – Anna Akhmatova, short lyric poems and structured cycles

Two years before her death at the age of 76, she was chosen president of the Writers’ Union. Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Her work ranges from short lyric poems to structured cycles (such as Requiem, tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror). She was born into upper-class family ...

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JOURNEY TO KRASNODAR KRAY

The city of Krasnodar was renamed in 1920. In Russian, the word “krasnij” can be understood with the meanings of red and splendid. The actual name of the city seems to mean both things: beautiful city or gift of reds, because during the Civil War this city passed under the control of several armies, including the Red Army. It was ...

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NIKOLAI SHURYGUIN (1957), RUSSIAN REALIST PAINTER – Studying multi layered painting

ACHIEVING THE INCREDIBLE REALISM OF DEPICTED SUBJECT – Nikolai Shurygin: perfecion, whether a human face or any texture. He was born in 1957 in Kimry and in 1979 he graduated at Moscow School of applied arts. His works are in private collections located in Russia and USA, Saudi Arabia and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky local museum (Russia). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnk8NIaL8M During 10 years he has ...

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PAINTING EXPRESSIVE POWER OF FACES AND ATTITUDES – Kostya Lupanov: funny paintings and irresponsible garbage

KOSTYA LUPANOV 1/3 – He studied at the State University of Culture and Art, Krasnodar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Zd1HYaazg He was born in 1977 in Krasnodar (Russia), where he still lives and works. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/05/krasnodar-krai-russian-inner-landscapes/ He seems to really love playing, around with paint. Almost everything that he knows about himself, he has learnt from others. KOSTYA LUPANOV 2/3 – First from the heart ...

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KOSTYA LUPANOV (1977), RUSSIAN PAINTER – He seems to really love playing around with paint

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PAINTER, WHO DON’T PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW HIS PAINTINGS SHOULD BE INTERPRETED – Victor Bregeda and the air landscapes

VICTOR BREGEDA 1/3 – He is an Russian painter working in the surrealism and metarealism styles. He was born in the Russian city of Taganrog into a family of painters. http://bregeda.com/ After attending art school in Russia, Bregeda developed his personal interpretation of creative art, that put himself in sharp contrast with his academic art training. He was attracted by ...

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