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Category Archive: Weird

Elena Blavatskaya – founder of the Theosophical Society

Elena Blavatskaya - founder of the Theosophical Society

Elena Blavatskaya – founder of the Theosophical Society

Elena Blavatskaya was a Russian noblewoman, religious philosopher, writer, occultist and spiritualist, traveler. She was a founder of the Theosophical Society and the World Brotherhood. Elena’s main works were written in English. Some authors suggested that she had the ability to clairvoyance.
Elena was born on July 31 (12 August), 1831 in Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire into a family of famous writer-novelist Elena Hahn (people called her Russian George Sand) and Colonel Peter Hahn. Blavatskaya’s great-grandfather, Prince Pavel Dolgorukov (1755-1837) was awarded the highest military award – the Order of St. George, and he was Kutuzov’s friend and colleague. Sergei Witte, highly influential policy-maker, was Elena’s cousin. Elena’s sister Vera, the future writer Jelihovskaya, was born in 1835 in Odessa.
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Yulia Vins – Muscle Barbie

Yulia Vins – Muscle Barbie

Yulia Vins – Muscle Barbie

Yulia Vins, 18-year-old Russian girl, has become a world-renowned powerlifter.
Yulia was born on May 21, 1996 in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russia. You could see her photos on the Internet. The girl with angelic face looks like a doll. Yulia studied music, participated in various school competitions and was skilled at art.
One day the cute girl became interested in … powerlifting. Yulia has wonderful huge eyes, curly hair, plump lips and fair skin. And the 18-year-old girl has a very strong body.
Just imagine you put Barbie’s head on Ken’s body. The result is: a doll – jock with beautiful head, strong arms and legs, and heroic back.
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Gordei Kolesov – Russian prodigy

Gordei Kolesov

Gordei Kolesov


Gordei Kolesov, six-year-old Russian prodigy, has become a star in China. His performance in one of the entertainment programs on China Central Television, CCTV-1, has excited the whole country. The jury was fascinated by the unusual Russian boy. The most influential newspaper of the country, Renmin Ribao, wrote about the winner and Xinhua News Agency made a report about him.
The boy speaks five languages: Chinese, English, Spanish, French, and, of course, Russian.
During the TV show the boy read the poems by Su Chi, an ancient Chinese poet of Sun dynasty. He also said that he knew 555 Chinese idioms (Chengyu) –fixed expressions.
The boy is not only fluent in Chinese, but also is an expert in Chinese characters (hieroglyphs). Most recently, he won Readers’ Choice Award in “Chinese hard pen-2014” Calligraphy Contest. One of the judges said that Gordei writes characters better than many Chinese children.
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Nostradamus predictions about Russia

Nostradamus

Nostradamus


Michel de Nostredame or Nostradamus (December 14, 1503 – July 1, 1566) is most famous for his book Les Propheties, which consists of rhymed quatrains (4-line poems) grouped into sets of 100, called Centuries.
Nostradamus predicted many events in world history, including the French Revolution, the atom bomb, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
On March 1, 1555 the first book of Nostradamus predictions was published. There are prophecies about Russia in it.

1. Ivan the Terrible
Nostradamus lived in France and he had almost no opportunity to get any information about the internal affairs of Russia. However, the prophet was able to predict the events of the reign of Ivan IV Vasilyevich the Terrible, some of them come true during his lifetime. They were primarily about priest Silvestre’s reforms and changes
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Great Russian Mad Men

Russian Mad Men

Russian Mad Men


Aristotle said: “No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.”
To tell the truth the genius and madness appear in parallel, they are twins. Historical examples perfectly illustrate this statement.
Let’s recall some great Russian mad men.
Mikhail Vrubel. Wounded soul of Russian Demon
Everyone who sees Vrubel’s Demon cannot remain indifferent: powerful body, touching and beautiful face, eyes filled with terrible anguish. Despite the fact that this picture was painted long before the tragic events in the life of Vrubel, it shows all of the intensity of emotions and experiences that haunted the artist at the end of life.
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Soviet indigo children

soviet indigo children

Nadia Rusheva, Sasha Putrya, Nika Turbina


Three prodigy girls, who lived in Soviet times, were Nadia Rusheva, Sasha Putrya and Nika Turbina. They had a similar fate. Bright, talented, they left this world too early, leaving behind a rich heritage – drawings and poems.
Here are some facts on Soviet indigo children.

Nadia Rusheva
Nadia was born in 1952 in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. When she was six months, her parents – artist Nikolai Rushev and prima ballerina Natalia Azhikmaa-Rusheva moved to Moscow. Nadia started drawing at the age of five. Her father decided to give his daughter the freedom of creativity and didn’t teach her how to draw.
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Snegurochka – Russian New Year character

russian snegurochka

Russian Snegurochka


Russian people have their New Year Trinity – Ded Moroz, his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Snowman. There are a lot of different Santas all over the world, but Snegurochka is the only! She is Russian heritage. Maiden image is a symbol of frozen water, she is forever young and cheerful pagan goddess.
In 1873, Alexander Ostrovsky wrote the play “Snow Maiden”, where the girl appeared as Ded Moroz’s daughter. In 1882, Rimsky – Korsakov staged an opera based on the play. V.M. Vasnetsov painted costumes for the opera. In 1968 was filmed a movie “Snow Maiden” by Pavel Kadochnikov.
In early 1937 Ded Moroz and his granddaughter first appeared together in the Moscow House of Unions (the most important New Year tree festival of the Soviet Union).
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