Sunday, 21 July 2013

Openness

Russia means not only matreshka dolls, bears and red star of the USSR emblem. My Russia is a great country of genius poet Alexander Pushkin, candid lyrics of Sergey Esenin; it's a bright sample of aristocracy in the person of last russian tsar Romanov and his family, the tragedy of lost imperial power; it's the magnificent artworks of Isaak Levitan, extraordinary Vrubel's art, chaotic paintings of Kandinsky; Russia means the most gorgeous ballet "Swan Lake" and prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya; it's the splendid temples and churches, beautiful sunsets over the river, balmy meadows and deep forests. I hate the fact some of my fellow-countrymen have forgotten about that. It's hard to see piles of garbage here and there, stray animals, immature grownups with lack of will who prefer to turn a blind eye to all those problems, who just don't want to  to assume responsibility for their own lives and acts. Every single person has to understand what his liabilities are, not just expect somebody else to carry his burden.
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Россия - это не только матрешки, медведи и красная звезда в гербе СССР. Россия для меня это гений Пушкина, откровенная лирика Есенина; аристократичность Романовых, трагедия потерянной царской державы; родные пейзажи Левитана, ни на кого не похожий Врубель, авангардный, хаотичный Кандинский; Майя Плисецкая и "Лебединое озеро"; бесмертная музыка Чайковского; златоглавые храмы, шумные березы, луга и рощи, закаты над Волгой; русская печь, кокошники и яркие сарафаны, рафинированные барышни и крестьянки с тяжелыми косами; Россия это наше личное дело, кому как ни нам это понимать. Не представляете, как мне больно видеть эти горы мусора в городе и его окрестностях, никому не нужных бродячих животных здесь и там, людей, которые не желают нести ответственность за свои поступки и приносить пользу обществу. Отчего в наших неудачах мы порой виним кого угодно, только не себя?!


With best wishes, Alexandra.

49 comments:

  1. мусор, бродячие животные и т.д., с одной стороны, и великий русский театр, балет, живопись, литература, музыка, с другой стороны. Это русская натура. Так было и, к сожалению, всегда будет...

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    1. но ведь так не должно быть, от того и так обидно. Спасибо за отзыв!

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  2. Как проникновенно написано!И фотографии и текст потрясающие,подписываюсь под каждым словом!Очень красивая!)

    Мэри,http://marybellworld-marybellworld.blogspot.ru/

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  3. I would love to go to Russia! Saint-Petersburg! Do svidaniya!!! :)

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  4. I agree about what you had said. We should all try to contribute to the country we live in and those that we have come from...and be aware of the beauties of our own culture because every culture makes this world richer...I feel that often people today forget about their own culture or their don't appreciate it in the right way. They think there is some place where everything is ideal but such country doesn't exist.

    There are a lot of stereotypes about Russia, but also about Slavs in general. It is as we always have to prove that we are part of the west or part of the Europe...

    Maya Plisetskaya....I adore her, she is such an inspiration! I love Russian writers, I've been reading them since I was an adolescent and I never get tired of them. I also like Russian language, but I never manage to find the time to learn it properly though I can understand (and sometimes speak) it a little.

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    1. I'm absolutely agree with you. There is no perfect place on this big Earth, but it's up to us to make this world around us shine! Russian language is a really beautiful one, we can be proud of our grand literary heritage.
      Thank you so much for such a deep thoughtful comment, Ivana!

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    2. I agree...it is up to us to appreciate the beauty of any place we happen to find ourselves in. As for literature...Today the focus is mostly on literature written in English...which is understandable but at the same time literature of other countries often gets ignored...and when a book gets translated it is not the same...and yet we must rely on translations, as it is impossible for one person to speak an infinite number of languages.

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  5. люди постоянно винят общество, сетуют на бескультурье, забывая что они сами часть этого общества.

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    1. Совершенно верно, Катя! Я часто слышу, как люди говорят что мусорят на улице от того, что и так никто не убирает. Не задумываясь о том, что это всего лишь бестолковое оправдание.

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  6. Hi dear, theres so much to love and explore about your country, you have a really interesting cultural and artistic history. You look so elagnt, love the shade of red.

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    1. Thank you incredibly much, Sam! I do proud of my country, I wish all of my fellow-countrymen would feel same.

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  7. Очень хорошие слова, я полность согласна с последним предложением о том, что в своих неудачах мы виним всех, только не себя, а ведь надо начинать именно с себя!
    Саша, фото очень милые!

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  8. I've been really into some of the famous Russian writers too.Great accomplishments they have and your country has.I think in every country there's people like you mentioned on your post who don't want to assume responsibility.I have in my country too.We have the great Ottomans in our history but not everyone wants to accept this fact.
    Great pictures.You look great in red.
    xx

    www.styleofozoz.com

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    1. Thank you dear, Ozden. For sure, I know the hystory of Turkey too and I still can't figure out how could The Great Ottoman Empire had fallen to pieces, wondering where everything had gone wrong.

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  9. And regarding to your question of where I am on my outfit post,it's Fenerbahçe.I'm sure you visited there before but if you haven't you really should.

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    1. Haha,ther's a reastaurant called Khalkedon there near the sea and that's where we shot our pictures.A beautiful place,i would recommend you to visit there.Good prices as well.

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    2. Thank you so much for the advice, I will definitely visit it)

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  10. Ah you are so right!

    In many countries we have the same problem of people not appreciating what they have and refusing to assume responsibility..

    It is wonderful that you acknowledge the beauty and worth of your country :)

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  11. You really have a way with words, Miss Alexandra! There are many things in every country that nobody wants to take responsibility for, or admit that even happened... I can think of a few here in the US that still go on today. But the fact that your country has made so many amazing accomplishments is great, too. There are goods and bads to everything. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ali! I'm quite agree with you. Everything has its disadvantages, though, each bad situation has a good side and it all depends on the way we look at it.

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  12. You're so beautiful Alexandra, your hair is stunning. i would love to visit Russia one day, the architecture is incredible :D xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  13. Sorry :D Perfect photos and landscape. You have got amazing hair:)
    www.enarastyle.blogspot.com

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  14. Интересно было читать вашу статью)Я согласна,что Россия-это не только матрешки и медведи с балалайками,ходящие по улицам)Люблю нашу страну,но то,что сейчас в ней твориться не очень радует меня,но вряд ли что то измениться..

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  15. Dear Alexandra... I always loved Russia and have a great desire of visiting it one day.I think it's a cradle of culture anad country of great diversity. I'm also a huge fan of Russian literature and I grew up reading Dostoevsky and Anna Akhmatova... Lovely post and an amazing pictures as usual!

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    1. Thank you, Ivana, it's a pleasure to know you are fond of Russian literature. Russia worth visiting no doubt, especially St. Petersburg, to my mind the most gorgeous city of my country.

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  16. Alexander Pushkin is one of my favourite authors!

    Sun and Sand

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  17. будем надеется что в ближайшем будущем люди начнут осознавать свои поступки

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  18. Dearest Alexandra, I like it to see you this elegant dress with the bright red cardigan - fits perfect to you <3

    Russia as country is fascinating me since a very long time and I think I have read much more than 100 books about Russia. I think there is really a difference between the population although I have got the impression during reading that the Russian mostly very friendly and often very intelligent, cultured and well educated people - like you. But on the opposite unfortunately there are Russian, which don´t appreciate the liberty and don´t know how to handle with it. Further I recognized that Alcohol often is responsible for problems ...

    I hope really that I will sometimes in my life visit Russia - and not only read about it.

    In the meanwhile I enjoy you and your wonderful blog with the knowledge that you are from Russia <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. Seriously, I'm pleasantly surprised that there so many wonderful people all over the world who know and love russian literature. Though, many foreigners also know about the problem with alcohol in here. This is really sad. It's killing our nation slowly.

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  19. Its sad how countries start going downhill because of the lack of responsibility people have. I wish I could one day travel to Russia and experience your rich culture.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  20. What a beautiful post darling, I don't know much about Russia and it's natural beauty only about the bad things :o( which is a shame since I'm sure it's people are lovely

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  21. Очень красивые фото, такие романтичные, и вы вся такая романтичная..Красавица!
    А еще у вас тут звучит очень красивая музыка, и это здорово!
    С удовольствием стала вашим ПЧ и в Bloglovin , и в GFC.

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  22. Как же ты все правильно написала. Я горжусь прошлым России и трепетно отношусь к нашей истории, искусству, литературе. Очень грустно наблюдать за тем, как эти ценности забываются в наши дни. Другие времена - другие нравы. x

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  23. Truly beautiful post! I too love Kandinsky and Russian literature. Also really pretty photos, so calming by the water. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I gladly followed you back on both :)

    Blue Roses

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  24. Great outfit and great pictures! This is not a post about fashion i guess. I love how you see your country. Great writting Alexandra.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  25. Сразу как увидела фото вырвалось ах! Ах как прелестно! Красный невероятно Вам идет!

    http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

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  26. This is so accurate, and I think it's the same in many countries. I've been in your country once, to St. Petersburg, and it was really lovely. People should be more aware of what their history holds, and respect their cultures and environments. And as always, lovely photos. Have a great day. :)

    http://www.le-young.com

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    1. I'm suprised that you were in Russia, St. Pitersburg is one of my favourite cities in Russia. It'a a truly gorgeous city, full of remarkable sights!

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  27. Gorgeous! I am getting so excited for our trip to Russia in a month :) And I can't get over the beauty of your long blonde hair!

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  28. Хороший, глубокий пост! Спасибо!

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  29. I love your red sweater and you look gorgeous! It really compliments your skin and hair color. Fabulous! Hope you have a lovely start to your week :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  30. What a lovely post darling! Also, red is most definitely your color.

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

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  31. Your Russia sounds fabulous. For me Russia is the place where all the people are blond with blue eyes, where the winter is winter,and the view is amazing!This is how I imagine it. I really never wondered how exactly looks:)

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    1. Yep, here the winter is really harsh sometimes, though, russian people are not always a slavic type, we don't all have blue eyes and fair hair) That's another stereotype) Thank you for commenting)

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  32. Сашенька, какая ты красивая! наша Россия огромна, все в ней есть, и прекрасные просторы, и культура...но мы почему то этого не ценим...

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  33. Про одиноких бездомных животных в самую точку. Так больно это видеть. Я очень жалостливая ко всем живым существам, порой так трудно пойти дальше, когда ты правда спешишь куда-то. Частенько я стараюсь помочь, покупаю сосиски и кормлю собак)

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    1. Я тоже так делаю, и каждого хочется забрать к себе в дом, но здравый смысл останавливает. А еще можно помогать приютам для животных; хотелось бы чтобы людей милосердных и добрых было больше.

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  34. Винить кого-то- очень выгодная позиция, но несовсем благоразумная.
    Хороший пост. Сразу видно Вашу активную жизненную позицию.
    Анна

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  35. Ваши слова прям всколыхнули что-то в душе. Такие яркие образы и определения. Моя Россия такая же, как Ваша. И такая прям щемящая тоска в душе. И так хочется всё вернуть...

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