• 19 books that still matter

    From the very first day, when I read my first word, and then the sentence, I passionately loved books. I fell in love with beautiful covers, page designs and especially their scent. However, I was hooked by the feelings that the reader feels at the end of the finished book. Thanks to my huge reading experience (for 17 years of reading in general), I realized that only a few books leave a mark on our lives, which is felt even years later. The plot and the content of the book can be forgotten through long years, but the mystical tremor from the title remains.

    I just wish that this list consisted not mainly of representatives from foreign countries but mostly of Russian.Read More

  • 6 habits that will make your year more concious

    Photo: Elena Sharapova

    I do not pretend that the habits, resolutions and routines mentioned in this post will drastically change your life and your personality. The following 6 things are designed to improve the quality of your spiritual life and contribute to a more faithful educational development, in particular, the speed and depth of learning new knowledge. Of course, we are not talking about exact or natural sciences, although everyone can find recipes for themselves in these areas — I concentrate more on culture and art.Read More

  • In the Labyrinth

    A soldier, stiffened in the winter cold and tired, is waiting for someone near the lantern under the incessant snowfall. In his hands he holds a box wrapped in paper with something inside; he must pass it on to someone. He does not remember any details of the meeting: where, when and with whom it should take place; he does not remember anything about himself: from which military unit he is, whose overcoat is on him. He goes from street to street, but again and again he feels that he is on the exact same street that he was on before. Again and again he encounters a little boy, as if knowing some secret important to a soldier, but avoiding him.
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  • 2019 is the year dedicated to Theatre in Russia

    You enter the foyer of the drama theater, and the hullabaloo falls down on you: a lot of guests give clothes to the wardrobe, someone changes their shoes, someone talks to old acquaintances and friends. In the crowd, the Tabure Theater flashes in recognizable clown costumes, ready to take pictures with everyone. You pass right by the fountains and your eyes fall on the girl lying on the floor on the jackets, and there is a sign next to her: “Help me get to Yaroslavl”. You cannot pass her without throwing some coins found in the coat’s packet. Suddenly, a group of young guys dressed in white and red costumes, all brightly painted, begins to recite: “Year of the theater, year of the theater, year of the theater!”
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  • Carmen, the Opera

    What associations do you have with Carmen? Of course, the Spanish passion, languor, violence of feelings, female beauty and ability to captivate everyone who will meet on the way. Her image is so firmly established in our minds that the requirement for knowledge of the plot of the opera completely disappears.
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