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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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Choosing a Bengal Cat これは 猫です


Original playout date: 10 September 2007
Duration: 11:43

A collection of fine thoroughbred Bengals. We decided in the end for Pushkin, the marbled brown four month kitten you see in the frame at 10:40, and reserved him, but I am still hoping for comments and advice from bengal cat cognoscenti. Two weeks later Pushkin came to our home and 10 and a half years later he is still here enjoying himself. I have added a category under family members for Pushkin and this is the first one as it’s the first time he ever appeared on a film, as this is where we meet him for the first time, the guy who sleeps on our bed every night.
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RL102-2 part 2


Playout date: 31 January 2007
Duration: 11:13
Views at the time added to HTV: 27,284
Likes at the time added to HTV: 208
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.0%
Comments at time added: 73
Total interactions at time added: 283
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home and Office at Jazdow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Ya Vas Lyubil (“I loved you”) by Pushkin, a capello
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

An explanation of the varying degrees of formality and how to address someone in Russia, the idea of “vy” and “ty”, when to use name and patronymic, when to use diminuatives. Explanation of how the periphrastic “do” is not present in Russian, and that the present tense contains I do, I do do, and I am doing. Owing to the size, the lesson is split into two parts.

Pushkin on Pushkin


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Pushkin sitting on a copy of his complete works.

RL101-4 The next five letters


 
 
 
 

Playout date:    23 September 2006
Location:    Home
Other people featured: None
Music used:    Akon’s Mr Lonely karaoke track, used to rap Onegin’s letter from the end of Evgeniy Onegin
Languages used:    English, Russian
Animals featured:    None

 This fourth lesson deals with 5 letters that are not in English at all but come from Greek. Here we have a difference to the previous lesson which had letters that look like English letters, but because of Greek they have a different use in Cyrillics.
 
 With 160 likes against 2 dislikes, this has to be one of the most popular videos I ever did.

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