The most popular Soviet cartoon in Russian history is "Cheburashka". Cheburashka is a character from the picture book "Gena the Crocodile".
In 1969 the animation director for Soyuzmultfilm created a puppet animation. Since then, Cheburashka has become a popular character.
From January 2023, a movie remake of the animation "Cheburashka" was released in Russia and became a hit during the New Year holidays. The movie theater was full of children. "Cheburashka" is the highest-grossing Russian film of all time, with over 5 billion rubles at the box office.
4 interesting facts about the movie:
・Cheburashka was filmed in southern Russia (Sochi, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk).
・Six tons of oranges were used during the filming of the movie.
• 26 rats, 8 parrots, 6 guinea pigs, 1 bulldog and 1 iguana participated.
In the movie, Gena is not a crocodile, but a human (Gennadi) who works as a gardener in an arboretum.
In Russia, winter holidays start at the end of December. This year's public holiday overlaps with Saturday and Sunday, so we will be closed for 9 days.
With only a week left until the New Year, Muscovites are in New Year's mode. I have a lot of work deadlines. On top of that, I am busy with various household chores, such as cleaning the house, decorating for the New Year, and preparing presents. Both children and adults are waiting for the winter holidays.
The streets of Moscow are also cleaned up and decorated with about 200 lovely Christmas trees.
But the Kremlin Christmas tree is considered the prettiest. It is the country's main Christmas tree. There is a special committee that selects the main Christmas trees, and each year experts take a close look at the trees' appearance. The pines should be tall and fluffy and about 100 years old. According to experts, pine trees that are nearly 100 years old gradually weaken, and even if they are cut down, there is no impact on the environment.
The main Christmas tree in 2023 is 27 meters high, has a trunk diameter of 56 cm and is 95 years old. The decoration of the Kremlin tree takes several days to complete. This year it was completed on December 23rd. The decoration does not change much from year to year. The New Year tree is decorated with gold, white and red balls and lights.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2023!
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Recently, it has become noticeably colder in Moscow, and we have entered winter. The city is preparing to welcome the New Year. Streets and shopping centers were decorated with Christmas garlands and decorations.
Skating rinks will reopen throughout Moscow at the end of November. On November 25, the world's largest skating rink opens at the All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh). The ice skating rink will be set up around the wonderful fountains of "Friendship of People" and "Stone Flower" respectively, covering an area of more than 20,000 square meters. VDNKh in winter attracts many.
As of Saturday, November 6, 2022, the number of infected people in St. Petersburg is 1,787,934 (+388 from the previous day).
Hospitalized +56 Deaths 35,834 (+11 compared to the previous day)
(From Yandex statistics)
From September 21, 2022, the exhibition "Crinoline Jacket Sweatshirt" opened at the Museum of History in Moscow. An exhibition that looks back on the history of Russian women's fashion from the late 19th century to 2022.
The exhibition includes 19th-century corset dresses, evening dresses, and the clothes of ordinary citizens and wealthy women. Not only clothes, you can also find shoes, handbags, cosmetics and other accessories. The approximately 150 exhibits are very impressive. When you look at the gorgeous costumes, you will feel like you are in another world.