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Russian Humor / The wise old fisherman
« Last post by Sennaya on January 14, 2017, 08:39:39 PM »
The Wise Fisherman
The rain was pouring down. And there standing in front of a big puddle outside the bar, was an old man, drenched, holding a stick with a piece of string dangling in the water.
A passer-by stopped and asked, "What are you doing?"
"Fishing, replied the old man.
Feeling sorry for the old man, the gent said, "Come in out of the rain and have a drink with me."
In the warmth of the pub, as they sip their vodka, the gentleman cannot resist asking, "So how many have you caught today?"
"You're the eighth" said the old man.
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Russian Humor / Cheburashka added to game in Japan
« Last post by Sennaya on December 15, 2016, 08:18:43 PM »
Cheburashka added to game in Japan for Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns that brings a new buddy named Cheburashka to the game as well as additional scenes and winter costumes.
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/12/14/story-seasons-trio-towns-update-japan-adds-new-buddy-cheburashka/

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Things to do in Moscow / Ride the Cheburashka Metro in Moscow
« Last post by Sennaya on August 29, 2016, 05:57:32 PM »
New themed train on the Moscow Metro features characters from classic Soyuzmultfilm cartoons, creators of Cheburashka.
The design of the train cars feature images of characters from classic Soviet cartoons, including Once Upon a Dog, Junior and Karlson, Hedgehog in the Fog, The Bremen Town Musicians and Cheburashka.
See more:
http://rbth.com/arts/2016/08/29/moscow-metro-launches-soyuzmultfilm-train_625121
Lucky riders on the Serpukhovko-Timiryazaevskaya (gray) line of the Moscow metro will see Cheburashka and Gena. The Moscow Metro launched a special train commemorating the 80th anniversary of Soyuzmultfilm, the largest Soviet and Russian animation studio on 29 August 2016.
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Russian Humor / Cheburashka to become Cosmonaut
« Last post by Sennaya on July 07, 2016, 06:23:17 PM »
Cheburashka will travel to space to commemorate the jubilee of the main Russian animation studio and the anniversary of the first flight into space.

Cheburashka, a small furry creature with big ears, is currently on his way to Baikonur Cosmodrome, from where he will start a real space adventure on July 7. The beloved children's character has successfully passed all the preflight tests. He will stay a few weeks at the ISS along with a team of astronauts, the Ministry for Culture of Russia reported.

The spaceflight of the small plush toy is dedicated to the two dates the 80th anniversary of Soyuzmultfilm animation studio and the 55th anniversary of the first flight into space.

Cheburashka will have the opportunity to experience the life at the space station, float weightless, observe Earth through a telescope, and conduct experiments. He will also make a spacewalk outside the ISS and watch the best Soyuzmultfilm movies with his team.

Read more:

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160706/1042536179/russia-space-adventure.html
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Russian Humor / Cartoon studio Soyuzmultfilm marks its 80th birthday
« Last post by Sennaya on June 11, 2016, 05:30:50 PM »
Animation studio of many classics, including Cheburashka, marks its 80th birthday

[youtube]uYvMv4o5d0A[/youtube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYvMv4o5d0A

See more animations
https://rbth.com/arts/2016/06/10/6-animations-by-the-soyuzmultfilm-studio-that-enchanted-the-world_602005[/url]
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News and Travel in Russia / The oldest photo of Sennaya Square
« Last post by Sennaya on February 20, 2016, 11:30:11 PM »
We are always watching for historical items, especially from Sennaya Ploschad.

Here is a view of Sennaya Square Hay Market from about 1860 showing far fewer buildings than in 1900. 

Currently the Orthodox Cathedral location is replaced by the Sennaya Ploschad Metro entrance and there is only a small orthodox temple off to the left erected in the early 2000s.
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Russian Humor / What character from Cheburashka are you?
« Last post by Sennaya on February 20, 2016, 11:08:29 PM »
Who are you in reality: Cheburashka, Gena the Crocodile or Shapoklyak? [url=http://Take this quiz and find out!]Take this quiz and find out![/url]

[url=http://rbth.com/arts/2016/02/20/which-one-of-the-cheburashka-characters-are-you_568839]http://rbth.com/arts/2016/02/20/which-one-of-the-cheburashka-characters-are-you_568839[/url]
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Attractions and things to do in St. Petersburg / Re: Alexandrinsky Theater
« Last post by Sennaya on February 16, 2016, 10:22:24 PM »
Shows are happening all the time for theatre and ballet.
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A great way to practice Russian is to listen to the words and see the translations while the Soviet animation stars Cheburashka and Gena share their adventures.

https://youtu.be/uYvMv4o5d0A
[youtube]uYvMv4o5d0A[/youtube]

A favorite in Russia since Soviet times, Cheburashak has also become quite popular in Japan in the past 10 years.
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Attractions and things to do in St. Petersburg / Re: Alexandrinsky Theater
« Last post by Inkling on February 11, 2016, 12:22:34 PM »
The Alexandrinsky Theater is beautiful isn't it. Those pics are wonderful. Very high ceilings, I would love to visit one day. Does it get used as a theater very much?
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