среда, 5 марта 2014 г.

The situation in Ukraine

Hello, my dear friends!
I've stopped blogging for quite long period of time already. But I cann't keep silence anymore .
If you want to know about the  situation in Ukraine you can read the folowing blogs:
Dnepropetrovsk- crustgroup.livejournal.com.

Sevastopol

historian from Lugansk

Odessa

Kharkov

All the authors are russian speaking so you need to use google translate.

 

воскресенье, 23 июня 2013 г.

Anatoly Konenko - microminiuature painter

Anatoly Ivanovich Konenko is from russian city of Omsk in 1996 he was entered into the Guiness Book of World records for creating the world smallest book.Konenko began his career in 1981, becoming the first microminiature artist in Siberia. He was born on February 23,1954 in the town Orsk in the Orenburg region of Russia. His family later relocated to Kazahstan.Konenko received a deegree in technical architecture from the Omsk Akademy of Civil engineering. konenko began to create miniature works in 1981.Since 2007,Konenko's sun began to work with his father.In 2010 Konenko issued a colection of microbook volumes of Pushkin, Koltsov,Evtushenko. Anatoly Konenko's works often reference russian fairy tales and fables; some of his most famous creations include the "Sawy Flea","The Grosshoper Violinist" and a "Caravan of camels in the Eye of the Needle". Anatoly Konenko has published more than 200 miniature books.His edition of Chekhov's hameleon, issued in 1996 in Omsk,includes 26 pages,3 colour ilustrations,and a portrait of a Chekhov,and measures 0.9*0.9 mm.Anatoly Konenko hsa been listed in Guiness Book of Recordes for creating the book. Source:Wiki

пятница, 15 февраля 2013 г.

среда, 10 октября 2012 г.

The first russian epic rock-opera Yunona and Avos

I began to write the poem "Avos" in Vancouver.It is the true information that Rezanov led his ships into Vancouver bays and every morning watched the hills which were so similiar to those he loved in San-Francisco, where dating with "the Gispanish beauty" he could caught a sight of challenging features in her character which he openly told about on the 17th of June in 1806. At down when hippies and pine-trees calmed down,having returned the ticket for a plane,having also broken the schedule of the performances I read galloping the pages of a great thick volume by J.Lensen, following the fate of our brave compatriot Rezanov. The Real Chamberlain, a creator of a Japanese dictionary, a dreaming Derzhavin`s and Dmitriev`s companion and acquaintance, he reached California seized by the crazy idea and torched by storms,. The crew was starving. “The people fell ill with scurvy. At midnight we used to freshen with shells we had found and the rest of time we used to shoot eagles, crows, in other words, ate what we had managed to catch”. It was April. In San Francisco Rezanov, wearing the gala uniform, seduced Concha Arguello, a city commandant’s nice daughter . Mind that it was April. They got engaged. A sudden Rezanov`s death ruined their plans. Concha took a veil and became the first nun in California. Several books describing Rezanov in admiration were published overseas. Brett Garth wrote a ballad about Rezanov. I completed the poem in Moscow. There is Rezanov’s manuscript report in our Central State Historical Archives partly published by Tikhmenev (1863). A womanly handwriting in baroque style shows an intelligence and impressive heart. What a personality, pride and verbal gesture! “I’ve arrived at last. The governor welcomes me politely and my plans are also of great interest for him”. What a language!“… And in the end the spirit of importance and grandeur will die out. In other words: we will be like an old match, which is tried to light, but even a spark can hardly be gotten and nothing can be burnt with it. But when it could have been used for setting fire we hadn’t done it”. The way of criticizing of buyers is so similar to Avvakum’s: “If boyars knew, how many lives their hats and fur coats cost, they would cram their hats over the ears deeper!”. How wrathfully and naively in his letter to the Tsar he tries to correct all the mistakes of the humankind: “18.07.1805. On that very day I tried Kulikalov from the island Atkhi for cruel beating an American woman and her baby. Putting the criminal into irons was a ceremonial example of strict justice”. Rezanov was the leader of the first Russian round- the world expedition, which is surprisingly called Kruzenshtern’s. Kruzenshtern and Lisiansky traveled under Rezanov’s command and envied him. They didn’t get along with him. Rezanov arrived in San-Francisco having already got rid of their company. Khvostov and Davydov were his companions at that time. All the sailors were peasant slaves. Their money was quite enough to pay for the freedom. So their travel in the ocean was actually the way towards their freedom. Two sea officers happened to be in the poem. Their names are changed a bit. The author is not so unreasonable and light-minded to describe the real persons and to insult them with incorrect details . Both their images and names are only a slight echo of the real fates. The tragedy of the Evangelic woman, trampled down by a higher dogma is unproved though undoubted. The idea itself trampling the fife and feelings of people has no right to exist. Rezanov died in Krasnoyarsk on the 1st of March in1807. Conchita couldn’t believe the sad news about her fianc?’s death. In 1842 a well-known English traveler, a former Head of Hudson company Sir George Simpson having arrived in San-Francisco told her about Rezanov’s death in details. Conchita had been waiting for Rezanov for 35 years. Having believed in his death she gave an oath of silence and in some years’ time became a nun in the Dominique church in Monterrey. It’s clear that the images of poem’s and later of opera’s personages are not fully correspond to the originals. I wrote the opera libretto in 1977. The composer A. Rybnikov created the music based on the plot of the poem where he amazingly orchestrates the history of Russia, both eternal and present. In 1981 the opera was staged by M. Zakharov in the Lenin Comsomol Theater. In other words, if the poem makes readers turn to the original text of this sad story, the author’s work hasn’t been done for nothing. Translated by Olga Eglis link. The final aria from the rock-opera "Juno and Avos"("Yunona and Avos")

воскресенье, 12 августа 2012 г.

History of Russian Air Force: war years

 
6.08.2012, 18:16
On August 12 the Russian Air Force turns 100. In the summer of 1912 a special naval aviation unit was formed under the order of the Russian Ministry of War and in 1992 the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation declared August 12 The Russian Air Force Day.
In the one-century long history of the Russian air force paramount attention is paid to the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45against Nazi Germany. Although the beginning of the war was not successful and even tragic for them, over the incomplete 4 years Soviet pilots managed to defeat Germany’s air force armadas in fierce air battles. 1,200 warplanes were destroyed on the first day of the Great Patriotic War. However, in spite of that, Soviet pilots made about 6,000 flights and destroyed 78 German warplanes. The damage that was done to the Soviet aviation in the first days of the war was extensive in its scale, Chairman of the Section of the History of Aviation and Cosmonautics of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly Lebedev says."This was due to many reasons, first of all political ones. Stalin did not want to excite Hitler and demonstrated the peaceful character of his policy in every way possible. That is why there were no direct orders to withdraw the planes from the airfields, to camouflage them and to make them ready for action. The numerous reports of this country’s intelligence service to the effect that Germany planned to attack the USSR were ignored. Since Germany’s was a sudden attack, many war commanders were not ready for it. Many warplanes were not removed from the airfields and remained there as if on a military parade, and it was very easy to destroy them."

четверг, 9 августа 2012 г.

Admiral Ghichagov.Part 1

Admiral Chichagov. Part I

 
27.06.2012, 11:49
Today we will tell you about glorious Russian admiral Pavel Chichagov, who, at the time of the war with Napoleon, was the commander of Russia’s Black Sea fleet and the Danube Army. Russian admiral and Minister of the Navy, Pavel Chichagov was born exactly 245 years ago, on June 27, 1767, in St. Petersburg.
Today we will tell you about glorious Russian admiral Pavel Chichagov, who, at the time of the war with Napoleon, was the commander of Russia’s Black Sea fleet and the Danube Army.Russian admiral and Minister of the Navy, Pavel Chichagov was born exactly 245 years ago, on June 27, 1767, in St. Petersburg. His father was naval officer Vasily Chichagov, who came from a noble family of the Kostoma region and graduated from the Moscow Naval School. The mother of the future admiral was the daughter of a German military engineer who moved to Russia from Saxony.