“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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Compatriots in Germany start New Year celebrations
Annual Russian New Year Trees (Russkiy Yolki) celebrations organized by Istok cultural-educational center started in Frankfurt-am-Mein, according to Russkoye Pole website. More than 750 children of Russian compatriots accompanied by adults who did not mind to have fun too attended the event.
Students of Istok center and their teachers staged a kind fairytale based on various cartoons’ plots, in particular, well-loved Masha and Bear animation. Organizers of the holiday involved children into the New Year round dancing. Traditionally, the sly fox and angry wolf tried to derail the celebrations by stealing New Year lights, but eventually Father Frost could light the New Year Tree.
There were riddles, songs, dances, so it was real New Year holiday. Young dancers from Century ballet studio were spinning around on the stage like little snowflakes. When dolls in pointe shoes came to life, spectators started applauding filled with delight.
The celebrations ended up with brilliant performance of all actors and animators taking part in the event. Fifty people from Istok center were on the stage simultaneously. To bring joy and do good before Christmas and New Year is a tradition for these people.
Lolita and Cosmonaut 11.04.2021Every year in April we commemorate the glorious day of April 12, 1961. It was the day when Yuri Gagarin, the first man of the new space era, was brought to near-earth orbit by the Vostok-1 spacecraft. The flight lasted just a little over an hour and a half, but it turned Gagarin into a figure that has been admired throughout the world ever since. The feat accomplished by Gagarin 60 years ago inspires us to recall the incredible connection of his story with Lolita Torres - a singer and one of the top actresses from Argentina's golden era of cinema.