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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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RL102 – 12 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 12


Original playout date: 11 November 2007
Duration: 12:56

Impersonal dative constructions using datives are being looked at again here, and the key to understanding is that temporary states tend to be impersonal dative constructions, more permanent ones are personal with the person who is in the state being the subject of the verb.
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Huliganov’s Cookery Programme #1/? – Huliganov Salad


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 4:40

Every self-respecting Channel needs a cookery programme, and here, in an unfortunately rather dingy first attempt in what could become a series, Huliganov seeks to join the ranks of Delia Smith, Madhur Jaffrey and Jamie Oliver and shows us how to make his own culinary invention: Huliganov Salad!
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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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Huliganov’s Russia #3/11 – Where can I find such tasty pancakes?


Original playout date: 1 November 2007
Duration: 10:22

“This was, at the time, my 300th video on this Channel. One has been dropped so now it is the 299th, not that it is easy to notice that. Many thanks to all the viewers and subscribers who encouraged me to reach this milestone, and then beyond.

I’m celebrating by giving you what (according to the comments received) you seem to want – the third part (the second in a row) of Huliganov’s Russia. Read the rest of this entry

Huliganov’s Russia #2/11 – Walking down Olympic Prospekt, Moscow


Original playout date: 1 November 2007
Duration: 9:13

Today, I’m walking down Olimpichesky Prospect from the Marriott Renaissance to Sadovoye Kolco. You can see a couple of sports buildings built from the outside and some Moscow traffic and some park scenery.
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Huliganov’s Russia #1/11 – Arrival


Original playout date: 28 October 2007
Duration: 15:08

Part One of a new series done by Huliganov of a 2007 trip back to Mother Russia. This episode shows the arrival in the first snow of the 2007/2008 winter, the taxi drive back from Sheremietievo airport into Moscow.
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RL 102-11 Basic Russian Grammar lesson 11


Original playout date: 24 October 2007
Duration: 12:48

We continue with Dative constructions, used much more in Russian than in Western European languages. Everyone in the room, says Huli, gets kicked into the dative case and nobody is the subject of the sentence, therefore they are impersonal, and in Russian that’s much more idiomatic.
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Huliganov’s “Downtown”


Original playout date: 29 September 2007
Duration: 4:29

This one is a mix of types of footage, Logicam and Fuji together, and a seamless overlay of Warsaw driving footage over the karaoke track done at my desk. This is a new experiment, like many of my films have been.
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Huliganov’s American Experience – 10/10


Original playout date: 29 September 2007
Duration: 9:26

We see the Chicago Bean and then Huliganov sums up with his talking head, asking if I managed to capture a slice of the real America in my series, and of course we close of with the song which has been the theme tune of the series, namely Glen Campbell’s “Gentle on my Mind”.
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Huliganov’s “Je ne regrette rien”


Original playout date: 18 August 2007
Duration: 5:10

We’re out on the terrace again, one of my favorite places to be, this time the Fuji is doing the filming even though I am on the computer and usually use the Logitech webcam in the computer for singing to. But I always used to keep on experimenting with new methods. But the reason is that this time I am playing the chords and singing to at the same time. This is because I didn’t like any of the available backing tracks I could find for this one.
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Huliganov’s “Did you not hear my lady?”


Original playout date: 17 August 2007
Duration: 4:26

Despite being in a prison cell with screaming in the cell next door, Huli manages to sing along with Aled Jones’s (NB not Alex Jones, his version of this isn’t known) rendition of Handel’s Silent Worship, also known by it’s first line of “Did you not hear my lady?”
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