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21:45 20.12.2018
And another interesting skater from Canada — Keegan MESSING
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21:45 20.12.2018
gtg now, see you later
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11:05 23.12.2018
So, 3 little queens took the podiun. No surpirze for me here.

In the most competitive event in the figure skating world, Anna Shcherbakova is the new Russian national champion with one of the most beautiful QUAD LUTZES I’ve ever seen
1. Shcherbakova


2. Trusova


3. Kostornaya


Medvedeva and Zagitova had to be perfect to get on the podium. But they made several mistakes.



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00:11 24.12.2018
We are celebrating Christmas here, guys and the Celebrations continue

Some photoes from this week — signing work contracts, visiting friends, parties, etc





































This is Hyde Park Winter Wonderland this year — although — there is no winter, it is +14C and bucketing down with rain (a friend of mine just came from Moscow and was showing me lots of pics with beautiful snow — here everyone dreams of White Christmas, but it never happens), Winter Wonderland is a huge amusement park they put out for Christmas Celebrations, where all the countries have their rides — Germany, France and Russia too. Some pics. There was a Russian Circus there as well.




















This is my littlest one with a huge piece of candy floss (saharnaya vata) — and my daughter — saluting with a cup of hot chocolate




my oldest Alex went on a super scary Snowball ride with his Dad, but I didn't film them, as I thought I would die of a heart attack, but I filmed someone else doing it

Here is this ride



Mini English pub in Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
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00:28 24.12.2018
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> I can't send you Christmas songs now,
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Jingle Bells in Ukrainian was cute.

You know, you don't have to send me any Christmas songs, as they are literally coming out of my ears. I could literally flood this thread with tons of Christmas songs that are played every year here and everyone knows by heart. And then - there are traditional carols — zillions of them. I am not even gonna play the overplayed Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nose Raindeer, etc.

Here are some deeper ones

Fairy tail of New York (this is kind of a song of Irish emigrants to the US, but very touchy — played every year on every radio station and TV show here in the UK)



This is a great carol - Ding Dong merrily on high - performed by the Cambridge choir boy school



There are so many of them, there are even parodies of them — like — 12 days of Christmas (this is one of my favourite ones)

The original (English pure)



This is a choir from some US uni doing a parody of it (a nice one)

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20:53 24.12.2018
Some more outstanding Christmas songs of all time

Pretenders — 2000 miles




Paul McCartney and Wings (with Linda) — Wonderful Christmas Time




Coldplay — Christmas Lights (Live from Liverpool)

Leona Lewis — One More Sleep



And one of the best charity Christmas songs ever made —

Band Aid 1984




ColdPlay - Christmas Lights

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15:43 25.12.2018
The best Christmas Song ever — from the Snowman

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  Oleksa Єromіn
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23:42 25.12.2018
Redhead (Expat), Irish song hasn't touched me much. Maybe because I wasn't listening to the lyrics. The Cambridge choir is the best!

And, of course, merry Christmas, Redhead! The Christ has already born, well, and I don't know much when do you celebrate Christmas and open presents. So don't be rude if I have congratulated you on this holiday a bit late

So, I will try to surprise you. Here is original 'Silent night'. I will prefer Helene Fischer's voice to that of Jenkins'.

Here is very nice French Christmas song:

Listen to this Polish choir beautiful singing!

Maybe you've heard to that some time, but I've found this Medieval style song in Latin quite interesting:

And now… Some Ukrainian carols and songs


You can check out this list made by 'Українська правда'. Maybe there will be other songs that will attract your attention.

P.S.: In Ukraine and Russia we celebrate Christmas by Julian calendar (what is very ridiculous in my opinion, especially in XXI century), and not so many in my city do really celebrate it. It is more popular in the Western part of Ukraine. So I have never felt any 'Christmas magic' or something else, especially growing in one third Atheistic, one third pseudo-Christianic and one third healers — horoscopes — oracles believers' society.

So, have very nice New Year! I hope that our PF 'elites' will figure out how to congratulate every one on the next 2019.

Have a good evening!
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14:26 26.12.2018
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> Maybe you've heard to that some time, but I've found this Medieval style song in Latin quite interesting:
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Gaudete is the song you probably heard in my Music theme. Gaudete is a British song, it iwas sung by Steeleye Span group here in England, it is the song I posted here numerous times in my Music thread, so no surprise, but bless you.

Steeleye Span — Gaudete — Lyrics



Although the Cambridge Choir does a good version of it as well

Medieval Carol 'Gaudete' - Choir of Clare College Cambridge
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14:35 26.12.2018
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> P.S.: In Ukraine and Russia we celebrate Christmas by Julian calendar (what is very ridiculous in my opinion, especially in XXI century), and not so many in my city do really celebrate it. It is more popular in the Western part of Ukraine. So I have never felt any 'Christmas magic' or something else, especially growing in one third Atheistic, one third pseudo-Christianic and one third healers — horoscopes — oracles believers' society.
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Here on the contrary, it is the Christmas that is the main holiday, the New Year celebrations are kind of dwindling if you like, compared to Christmas. Christmas is the main one, the main holiday of the year, not New Year. In Ukraine and Russia — they only started celebrating Christmas — like a couple of decades ago, before — they didn't, they hated everything to do with Christianity. Now they are trying to portray themselves as «the holly ones», but the truth is they are not, it is funny really. UK and Europe have always been Christmassy and have always celebrated Christmas — come hell or high water.

Merry Christmas!

King's College Cambridge 2010 #15 The First Nowell




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15:07 26.12.2018
The Queen's speech 2018

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  Oleksa Єromіn
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16:21 26.12.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Christmas is the main one, the main holiday of the year, not New Year. In Ukraine and Russia — they only started celebrating Christmas — like a couple of decades ago, before — they didn't, they hated everything to do with Christianity. Now they are trying to portray themselves as «the holly ones», but the truth is they are not, it is funny really.
quoted1
I won't tell anything about Russia (I know only that before revolution there was very strong Christian tradition), but in Ukraine history of this situation is very sad. Until the beginning of 30-s, people in the Great Ukraine (a.k.a. Dnieper Ukraine, or Ukraine excluding 7 western regions on the west of Zbruch river) celebrated Christian holidays like Christmas, Easter etc and didn't support bolshevik Atheistic propaganda because of its crudeness and aggressiveness. But after the Holodomor, deportations and WW2 the generation which have survived it became so frightened to make any opposition to the state that traditions were just cut of.

After Krushchev, as people I am acquainted with told me, the churches were open but young people which wanted to get any status in society were not allowed (not by law, though) to attend them because they could be thrown out of the Comsomol and therefore have no perspectives in further live. I suppose you were told of the last.
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13:19 27.12.2018
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Christmas is the main one, the main holiday of the year, not New Year. In Ukraine and Russia — they only started celebrating Christmas — like a couple of decades ago, before — they didn't, they hated everything to do with Christianity. Now they are trying to portray themselves as «the holly ones», but the truth is they are not, it is funny really.
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>I won't tell anything about Russia (I know only that before revolution there was very strong Christian tradition), but in Ukraine history of this situation is very sad. Until the beginning of 30-s, people in the Great Ukraine (a.k.a. Dnieper Ukraine, or Ukraine excluding 7 western regions on the west of Zbruch river) celebrated Christian holidays like Christmas, Easter etc and didn't support bolshevik Atheistic propaganda because of its crudeness and aggressiveness. But after the Holodomor, deportations and WW2 the generation which have survived it became so frightened to make any opposition to the state that traditions were just cut of.
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> After Krushchev, as people I am acquainted with told me, the churches were open but young people which wanted to get any status in society were not allowed (not by law, though) to attend them because they could be thrown out of the Comsomol and therefore have no perspectives in further live. I suppose you were told of the last.
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Yeah, it is all very sad. Thank God it is different now and people both in Russia and Ukraine celebrate Christian holidays again.
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15:31 30.12.2018
Hi all, finally I have some free time to chat!

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> According to you and people like you — in 145 million country there is no one decent, no decent alternatives to Putin and his regime. That means one of two things — Either you are so in love with Putin that you think he is indispensable, or you think so badly of the Russian people themselves that you think they deserve such a diabolical undemocratic set up and there is nobody decent there available to challenge it.
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My friend who is a fan of Navalny says anyone will be better than Putin. I can't agree with that. Actually, we don't have checks and balances in our political system. That's why if some fool will come to power, It could be a disaster.
I never said there aren't any decent people who can replace Putin. You got me wrong here. But for now I don't see any any decen't oppositioner who can do it.
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15:38 30.12.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Oh My Goood, it sounds so sinister… I am scared out of my wits (sarcasm) What are you gonna do? Post some more pics of cute pets of famous figure skaters?
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No, I was too relaxed and I completely forgot you have a habbit of tunring nice small talks into a bickering all of a sudden. Nevermind let's move on.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I admit, I overdid it with calling you an «Anglophobe» An Anglophobe would never try and learn the English language. So I do apologize and I mean it this time.
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Well, I suppose many people in Ireland know English very well, but they are anglophobic.
Btw, I love so many things about Britain. I like Adel, one of my favourite writers is Joe Abercrombie, etc.
I disapprove your foreign policy. I think that dosen't make me an Anglophobe
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