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Russia related travelogues

Pokrovka (Huliganov’s Moscow #2/7)


Original YT playout date: 17 November 2008
Duration: 9:21

An evening walk in Pokrovka Street and a view of the fine conditions in the rooms of the new hotel Ma Maison Pokrovka.
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Huliganov’s Moscow #1 – Arrival


Original YT playout date: 14 November 2008
Duration: 25:11

The beginning of a series of Huliganov visiting the homeland. It should give a quite nice flavour of Moscow – quite a few things have changed since this point, so this is actually a useful record of the pace of change.
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Uncle Davey Lectures on the GoldList Method at Moscow BKC-IH


Original YT playout date: 2 November 2008
Duration: 1:00:19

My subscriber blueclue57 kindly invited me to come along and visit him while in Moscow – he said he had a class on Business English. I was taken by surprise that he wanted me to be guest lecturer, but I managed to cobble a couple of notes together during an earlier part of his lesson while he was doing an exercise – actually I don’t use the notes till the second half as I can’t really abide speaking from notes, I always prefer to adlib – and what came out is probably the best lecture yet done by me on the Gold List System. Thankfully blueclue57 was kind enough to film it on my cam, and the Vado held out somehow. No idea how, but it did.

The message here will help enlarge on what I already stated in the two earlier discussions of the Gold List system. Clearly I couldn’t stay in character as Huliganov while addressing a roomful of Russians learning English, so I’ve taken this out of the Second Huliganov’s Russia series, which is coming up soon.

The goldlist system is free but should be attributed to me. I have started writing a book on this subject, although all that is really needed to know is freely available in these videos and on http://www.goldlist.eu

The system has been seen now by thousands of people and put to the test by many of them. I have received literally hundreds of mails stating that the system works for people and has saved them from wasting time and failing, or else improved their result in learning languages.

Enjoy.
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Huliganov’s Russia #11/11 – Final Evening


Original playout date: 31 December 2007
Duration: 13:45

We kick off with a Russian breakfast with blinies and Barbus schwanenfeldtii and lateristriga.
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Huliganov’s Russia #10/11 – What friends we had…


Original playout date: 30 December 2007
Duration: 8:00

This episode commemorates the spirit of the people of St Petersburg, their heroism at the time of the blockade, a great genocidal crime committed by Germans and Finns on the people of Leningrad, and the friendliness of people living there today. Features the family and friends I found there that I didn’t even realise I had. In the words of Joel: “We never knew what friends we had, until we came to Leningrad.”

This is the penultimate series, there is an error in the titling at the start saying part nine, when it is part ten of eleven. I didn’t want to recode the film over that small item as nothing is perfect, but I thought I’d better point it out in case anyone is confused.”
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Huliganov’s Russia #9/11 – Hermitage


Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 12:14

Looking at the Big and Little Nevas, which I neva knew existed. After that looking at the Hermitage museum, one of the largest and finest collections on the planet.
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Huliganov’s Russia #8 – the Bronze Horseman


Original playout date: 5 December 2007
Duration: 13:01

“The Bronze Horseman is the main theme here – both footage of the famous statue and a recitation of the prologue to the famous poem by Pushkin inspired by the statue.

Lovers of the vintage Huli style will find something for themselves here, as will lovers of Billy Joel…
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Huliganov’s Russia #7 – Stroganoff Café


Original playout date: 3 December 2007
Duration: 3:59

A look at the home of Beef Stroganoff, one of Russia’s best known contributions to world cuisine, and a nice gallery of St Petersburg, with an “Acapulco” rendition of Group St Petersburg’s famous song “Okoldovana, ocharovana” by Diana Kopytina.
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Huliganov’s Russia 6/11 – First Afternoon in St Petersburg


Original playout date: 26 November 2007
Duration: 15:54

The first afternoon and evening in St Petersburg, featuring footage from the metro and from the Church of the Resurrection, and a chat with up and coming artist Vladimir Golendza, who came up to me while I was filming and started to give useful information about the city.
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A Taste of Armenia


Original playout date: 21 November 2007
Duration: 11:57

A taste of Armenia, with genuine Armenian music and some Armenian language.
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Huliganov’s Russia #5/11 – An Airport and Transfer to St Petersburg


Original playout date: 18 November 2007
Duration: 6:49

In the fifth episode, we move to St Petersburg, via Sherimetievo I.
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Huliganov’s Russia #4/11 – Red Square


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 12:27

This time it is the delights of Red Square that we see. Please watch to the end, not only is the song a favorite of mine, but it is accompanied by an interesting new technique of fading the gallery shots to painterly effects instead of fading them out and into one another. I hadn’t used before and I’d still welcome your feedback on whether you liked it or not.
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