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When I have to work intensely, I go post-rock

When I have to work intensely, I go post-rock.

● EF, especially their in memoriam track “Kursk K-141”, is my most fascinating recent discovery.

● Mooncake is the band from Moscow who gained international recognition as a post-rock orchestra of quality.

More names:

● Moonlit Sailor
● maybeshewill
● Maserati
● sleepmakeswaves
● EXXASENS

● Hammock

#postrock#indierock#instrumental#rock#band#ef#moonlitsailor#maybeshewill#mmoncake#maserati#exxasens#sleepmakeswaves

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Atlas of GULAG

Atlas of GULAG is a comprehensive infographic intro to the history of the Soviet repressive machine.

It will help you clarify the most important questions: how and when the system was formed, why it became powerful, and how it came to decline.

Written by the scientists of the GULAG Museum in Moscow.

Available in the English translation, too.

Original title (Russian): Атлас ГУЛАГа
English title: Atlas of GULAG

#gulag#museum#soviet#history#russian

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7 января 2020. Москва, Россия.

Наверное, без комментария и не понять, чего тут такого.

Закрытая территория лицея 1535, Усачева, 50, конструктивизм, 1930.

И заботливо пришпандоренная табличка с квир-кодом. Узнайте наш город, дорогие москвичи и гости столицы.

Ну да, забор. А что поделать. Но ведь повесили же про объект инфу, чем вы еще недовольны?

А.Ч.

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Address: Russia, Moskovskaja oblastj, Krasnogorsk, ulica Lienina3

Palaces of culture all over the former Soviet Union are now in deplorable condition, semi-abandoned buildings as a rule.

Krasnogorsk Palace of Culture (of brutal late Soviet modernism style) was nicely reconstructed in recent years, making one think of progressive art centers in Western Europe.

Romanticism fades away, however, as soon as one checks out the program: local festivals of jam or concerts of semi-forgotten Soviet-era singers.

The renovated building is worth throwing a look at, though.

Address: Russia, Moskovskaja oblastj, Krasnogorsk, ulica Lienina3

#sovietmodernism#brutalism#palace#architecture#russia#moscowregion#krasnogorsk

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Address: Russia, Vladimirskaja oblastj, Bogoliubovo, Bogoliubskij lug

Nerlia is beautiful in any season, and it is worth walking to even through the strong wind and snow.

Address: Russia, Vladimirskaja oblastj, Bogoliubovo, Bogoliubskij lug

Take a walk from the Bogoliubovo train station. Site accessible on foot only.

#architecture#russia#bogoliubovo#vladimirregion#church#12thcentury

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Address: Russia, Vladimirskaja oblastj, Suzdalj, Museum of Wooden Architecture

Suzdal, let’s not lie to ourselves, is quite a tacky town, but the Museum of Wooden Architecture is definitely worth visiting.

Different houses from Vladimir oblast are brought here and reassembled for display.

Address: Russia, Vladimirskaja oblastj, Suzdalj, Museum of Wooden Architecture

#architecture#suzdal#vladimirregion#wooden#history

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Address: Russia, Vladimir, Vladimirskaja oblastj, ulica Liermontova 28g

I really adore the ascetic architecture of smaller confessions like, for example, this protestant “Pentecost Assembly of God”.

Nothing is excessive, only functionality, God is inside the person’s mind and soul.

Address: Russia, Vladimir, Vladimirskaja oblastj, ulica Liermontova 28g

#architecture#church#protestant#minimalism#vladimir#vladimirregion

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Original title (English): Ylvis “What Does the Fox Say?”, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE16:42I remember foxes become popular all of a sudden, as if out of nowhere. Dogs, raccoons, cats — all of them had been commonplace long before I was born.

And I think it was around this time, when, in the early 2010s, this one-shot band from Norway, Ylvis, blasted the internet, asking what the fox actually says.

No one “knew” that at that moment, as one might judge from the video, and only later would the internet community attribute “fr-fr-fr” or the like to the newly beloved pets.

Original title (English): Ylvis “What Does the Fox Say?”, 2013

#ylvis#poetry#texts#rock#indierock#lyrics#english

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2 января 2020. Москва, Россия.

Музей ГУЛАГа в 1-м Самотечном 9, к.1., бесплатный до 8.01.2020 включительно.

Плюс всегда бесплатно во вторник на третьей неделе.

Экспозиция охрененная.

А.Ч.

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1966 Tatar-Russian dictionary

Just appreciate what marvel is traveling along with me, going back to Moscow from Vladimir on the first day of the 2020s.

1966 Tatar-Russian dictionary, compiled by a group of academics on the peak of the language use in the middle of the 20th century.

According to the data provided in the article by F. Fasiejev (Ф. Фасеев), at that point 5 mln people spoke Tatar, 90% claiming it to be their native language.

The grammar description by the above mentioned author is arguably the most comprehensive essay I ever saw on Tatar before this moment.

#tatar#languages#grammar#dictionary