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Old January 26th, 2019 #41
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Maybe it was Putin.

At 3:10 it looked like the ninja pretended to rip his opponent's heart out and show it to him.
What a long time in Hollywood there was nothing off about a Ninja
I, after a movie American Ninja (1985), cannot remember any other movie about it.






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About animals and birds that are traditional inhabitants of our apartments and about those representatives of the wild fauna who, by the will of fate, became city dwellers.





6:12 - "Veterinary".





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Old March 8th, 2019 #42
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During display of spring landscapes near Moscow sounds behind the scenes "Sonata for flute, viola and harp" by Claude Debussy performed by S. Bubnov (a flute), M. Gudimov (a viola) and I. Kotkina (a harp).





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Old March 21st, 2019 #43
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0:02 - I'm near a Holiday cinema. It is one of the largest cinemas in the Italian capital. Here, as in other similar cinemas, the newest movies are always shown.

0:12 - Today this is an American blockbuster The Deer Hunter. According to the announcement, the next movie will also be American. And this is typical here.

0:23 - Movies promoting the cult of force interspersed with horror movies. A doll becomes alive and commits bloody crimes. This is the plot of a movie Magic.

0:36 - A cowboy movie with continuous firing and fighting is widely advertising. And here next movie is terrorizing viewers. This is a brutal killer Spiderman produced by Columbia Pictures.

0:50 - At the same time, Italian cinema, famous throughout the world, is experiencing a deep crisis. Movie studios close one after another. Movie production in the country has been halved.

1:03 - Most moviemakers work less than 2 months a year (according to the law, it is necessary to work at least 2 months a year in order to be able to receive social security and insurance). The protest with which they appeal to the authorities is directed primarily against the subordination of the national cinema art to the interests of foreign capital.





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Old March 21st, 2019 #44
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0:53 - Volgograd. From here we go on a voyage that was impossible 30 years ago.

1:13 - After the city begins Lenin [Volga–Don] Shipping Canal that connected the Volga with the Don.

2:28 - It was the first major peaceful construction. The wounds of the past war have not yet healed, but the Soviet people have already begun to tackle the most difficult task: to build a river, to lay a water artery that will connect 5 seas to a single system. The first caravan of ships passed here on July 27, 1952.

2:55 - Now throughout the day ships sail here.

4:20 - The canal is not only the shipping route, but also its water gave life to the arid steppes near it. We sailed 13 locks and 101 kilometers. For half a day we climbed 88 meters while remaining on the ship, then passed several water reservoirs and dropped by 44 meters.

5:34 - Here, in November 1942, the troops of the South-Western, Don and Stalingrad fronts united, closing the encirclement of the fascist troops.

5:54 - From here begins an artificial sea called Tsimlyanskoe reservoir.

6:44 - Buildings of Atommash [the USSR’s largest industrial association for nuclear power engineering] sign of the present days. Giant constructing gave a rebirth to the city of Volgodonsk (a coeval of the canal).

8:07 - Volgodonsk locks are the last on our way. We say goodbye to the canal. After that the river Don will flow.

9:14 - We sailed about 700 kilometers in two days. Here ends our journey from one river to another. The path from Volgograd to Rostov-on-Don and from Volga to Don.





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Old April 5th, 2019 #45
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0:02 - When I was driving along the roads of Canada, the feeling that the landscapes around resembled homeland did not leave me. In the vicinity of Ottawa, you can find all kinds of trees that grow in the Moscow region or central Russia. The prairies of the western provinces of the country are as immense as the boundless Ukrainian steppes. And the northern latitudes of the country are very similar to the Soviet Arctic. Lagging behind in dimention of territory only to the Soviet Union, Canada has much in common with it in its natural, geographical and climatic characteristics.

0:42 - Its natural resources are as diverse and inexhaustible as in the Soviet Union. It is rich in rivers, lakes, fertile land and many minerals.

0:58 - Its population is only 25 million people. But the majority of the population lives in the south of the country. The vast northern expanses of the country are poorly mastered. Despite this, it is one of the seven most developed capitalist countries.

1:19 - There are several cities in Canada that are much older and larger than Ottawa. It became the capital 123 years ago, when the issue of creating a Canadian federation was resolved. It was chosen because it was located on the border of the two largest provinces of the country. Ontario and Quebec.

1:43 - It is enough to cross a bridge across the Ottawa River so that you find yourself in one of them. This is the city of civil servants where there are almost no industrial enterprises. Here are located government offices, banks and insurance companies.

2:10 - The city is also known for its museums, theaters and two universities.Only in the center of Ottawa there are a number of skyscrapers. And around them as far as the eye can see there is a "sea" of two-storey mansions, among which only occasionally stand out large buildings. Medieval gothic looks somewhat unusual in such the young city.

2:38 - In this architectural style is built the parliament and many buildings around it. But this is only an imitation. However, it gives Ottawa a unique charm of middle ages. And these buildings give a balance by their primness with other buildings built in modern impetuous architecture.

2:57 - Tourists often come here. Canadians generally like to travel and, as a rule, they don’t sit at home on days off. It is especially pleasant to ride a riverboat along the Rideau Canal, which stretches across the city from north to south. In the winter season, when the canal is covered with ice, it turns into a multi-kilometer skating rink. In summer, pleasure boats ply on it.

3:27 - Here you can hear English and French words everywhere. All inscriptions and official documents are made in two languages. This is done in accordance with the laws. This country is bilingual. Most of its population are descendants of English and French settlers. But in Canada there are many other nationalities. In other words, Canada is a motley conglomerate of various ethnic groups. Characteristically, they try to keep apart from each other, carefully preserving their culture, language and traditions.

4:15 - But yet, every citizen of this country considers himself primarily a Canadian. However this does not prevent them from joking at themselves when the issue is about their national identity. One of the jokes sounds like this: Canadians first long proved to the Americans that they are not British, and then they justified themselves before the British that they were not Americans. Therefore, they did not have time to be themselves.

4:43 - To understand this joke you need to look at a history. Canada was discovered 450 years ago by French navigator Jacques Cartier. He not only gave the country this name, but also declared the lands he discovered as possessions of the French king. After that, fur traders rushed here, and after them the rest of the people. Ousting tribes of the Indians, they began to gradually master the eastern coast of Canada. Some time later the British appeared here. They began to enter from the north and south all the way further to the west of the continent. In the middle of the 18th century, a war began between competitors, which ended in victory for the British. All these lands including the former French colonies became the possessions of the English kings. It received the name British North America. Only a hundred years later, on July 1, 1867, it regained the name Canada. Having received the status of dominion, that is, the self-governing territory, Canada remained a part of the British Empire, under the authority of the English king.

5:56 - It is noteworthy that the Canadian national flag with a maple leaf in the center was hoisted above the parliament building quite recently in 1965. Before that there was a British flag. Just five years ago, on July 1, it was first celebrated as Canada Day, and not as Dominion Day. And finally, only three years ago a new constitution of the country was adopted replacing the Act of British North America that had been in force for 115 years. However, in this constitution, as before, the supreme authority of the British Queen is recognized, which is represented by the General Governor appointed by her. But this is only a formality.

6:48 - Having achieved political independence from London, Canada became economically dependent on the United States. It is enough to say that more than 2,500 American companies settled here. 30 percent of US exports go here. In Canada’s foreign trade, the southern neighbor’s share is almost two-thirds (2/3).

7:14 - In front of the federal parliament building in Ottawa, the fire symbolizes the unity of the country. Around the burning fountain there are emblems of 10 provinces and 2 northern territories that are part of the Canadian Federation. The process of its formation was completed only in 1949, when the Newfoundland island became a part of it as a province.

7:48 - Like any other capitalist country, Canada still today has the same problems as the entire West. Rising prices, inflation, decline in industrial production and finally unemployment. Every year hundreds of farmers and thousands of small entrepreneurs are ruined. But the incomes of large monopolies are constantly growing.

8:17 - There are a number of exclusively national problems in Canada. Among them, the desire of the French-speaking province of Quebec to achieve greater autonomy and the struggle of the indigenous people of the country of the Indians for providing them with equal civil rights and many other problems.

8:44 - But the main thing that worries Canadians, as well as all people on Earth, is the threat of nuclear war looming over the world. Using powerful economic levers the United States is increasingly tying the country to its military chariot. Of particular concern to Canadians is Washington’s new Strategic Defense Initiative nicknamed "Star Wars" and its desire to draw its allies into these dangerous plans. Meanwhile, Canada is not only a neighbor, but is also linked to the United States by a separate agreement on joint aerospace defense of North America.

9:25 - On the territory of Canada are tested American cruise missiles. Here began the modernization of the old and the construction of new radar early warning systems. Therefore, a protest movement against this is growing throughout the country and the number of supporters of peace and disarmament is growing. This year, several mass anti-war demonstrations took place in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and other cities.

10:01 - Already several generations of Canadians do not know what war is. For over 200 years, the country has lived in conditions of peace, which allowed it to achieve great success. And on this festive day, we want to wish that there is always a clear sky over Canada ["Clear sky" is meant a peaceful sky. The sky without bombs, missiles and bombers].





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Old May 9th, 2019 #46
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0:01 - IMF operation began in the strictest secrecy. The delegation arrived at the Lisbon airport one day before the deadline announced in the media. After that, the limousines took it away in an unknown direction. Negotiations began the next day somewhere in Lisbon.

0:19 - According to some information, this happened in a carefully guarded building of the national bank, according to other information in the building of the Ministry of Finance on Commerce Square.

0:30 - I am not telling you the story of a policeman or detective movie or the intrigue of an adventure novel with poisons, silent pistols and black cloaks. In fact, everything is much more prosaic. FMI abbreviation means Fundo Monetário Internacional or International Monetary Fund.

0:53 - In this regard, I remind you that in an effort to find a way out of the acute economic crisis, the Portuguese government last year appealed to the IMF for help, i.e. about the loan. But moneybags of the capitalist world are ready to fork out only if the government takes tough measures to so-called stabilize the economy.

1:15 - This means that the government will have to limit industrial growth, raise prices and taxes, freeze wages, limit social rights and freedoms won by workers after the revolution, and at the same time grant maximum privileges to foreign monopolies in the country.

1:33 - Naturally, these measures (and some of them are already being implemented) cannot but cause concern and indignation among the average Portuguese who the government want to make to pay for the “generosity” of the IMF.

1:46 - Representatives of the IMF and Portuguese officials fear the extremely negative reaction of the Portuguese public to the decisions that they will take. This is the reason why the negotiations taking place somewhere in Lisbon are shrouded in such an impenetrable secret and the IMF experts shamefully hide their faces from the Portuguese public.





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Old May 9th, 2019 #47
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A movie about one summer day in Paris.





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Old May 11th, 2019 #48
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It was a very popular telecast in the USSR.

At this telecast was a club of experts. They were formed in teams of 6 people each. They played against viewers (viewers sent their questions to the telecast). The host of the telecast was an arbitrator (he determined was the answer right or wrong). The game goes on until one of the teams (experts or viewers) scores 6 points. Members of a losing team of experts left the club.

With your permission, I will not translate all replicas. The correct answers given by the host of the telecast will be placed under the video.





1:40-2:50 - Toss for team captains.

3:44-4:05 - Presentation of the team that won the toss:

Nikolai Silantyev is a builder.
Sergey Pestov is a chemist.
Sergey Tsarkov is a biologist.
Victoria Kravchenko is an economist.
Mikhail Budarev is a student.
Andrei Kamorin (captain) is a journalist.



1st round

5:10 -

5:27-5:46 - The prize is announced for the winner (experts or viewers) of the first round. This is a book by Alexander Kazantsev "The ice is returning / Льды возвращаются" (science fiction).

5:54-6:10 - Question #1: Who gathered all these things together?

7:25-7:54 - Experts answer to question #1: We think that such a strange set of things could have been created by the imagination of a child. We think that such a set of things could be in the pocket of a character from Mark Twain's work The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

- 8:57





2nd round

8:58 -

9:19-9:30 - The prize is the book of Ben Bova (Benjamin William Bova) The Weathermakers.

9:40-10:11 - Question #2: Here is an encrypted telegram sent from Puerto Rico to a certain Messier. Decipher this telegram.

11:20-12:20 - Experts answer to question #2: We remembered that a radio telescope from a volcanic crater in Puerto Rico sent a message into space at a wavelength of 21 centimeters (in the wavelength of free hydrogen). This message was encrypted data about our civilization that is, it was our visiting card. In the message was the basis of our decimal system, the basis of our life (DNA double helix), the human figure (the approximate structure of the human body), the height of a person (in the same system in which the numbers were encrypted), the structure of the solar system (the Earth is slightly raised) and also were given data about the radio telescope from which this message was sent and its dimensions.

- 13:10





3rd round

13:11-

13:23-13:35 - The prize is a book with collection of science fiction Science Fiction 1980.

13:46-14:10 - Question #3: You must find a way to drive the spring into the piece of wood.

15:20-15:28 - Experts answer to question #3: [The experts wanted to explain this theoretically, but the host of the telecast demanded that this be explained with the help of a practical demonstration.]

- 17:05





4th round

17:06 -

17:17-17:30 - The prize is a book with collection of science fiction Science Fiction 1981.

17:45-18:29 - Question #4: Now you will hear the voice of a hen hatching eggs. ----- What do these sounds mean?

19:50-20:07 - Experts answer to question #4: We decided that the chicken cluck in a similar way in the last hours of hatching eggs when in the chick embryo the hearing aid is already developed so that it hears and remembers the mother's voice.

- 22:28





5th round

22:29 -

22:41-22:50 - The prize is a book with collection of science fiction by European authors "The Road of Memories."

23:10-23:44 - Question #5: It is believed that the temperature of this nest is maintained at around 30 degrees Celsius during winter and summer. You must find arguments to support or oppose this opinion.

24:50-25:51 - Experts answer to question #5: This nest is spherical. This means that it has a minimum surface and maximum volume. It also means that it has a minimum of thermal radiation and less surface heat transfer. This nest is made of lightweight porous material which is a good heat insulator. The center of the nest where the wasps are separated from the outer surface and in structure resembles cabbage because it consists of numerous air layers. Air that does not circulate freely is a good heat insulator.

- 26:50





6th round

26:51 -

27:03-27:16 - The prize is a book "Pilgrimage to Earth." Apparently it contains the eponymous story of Robert Sheckley and is also a collection of science fiction.

27:30-28:22 - Question #6: At the bottom of the pot you can see the most ancient porridge on Earth. This porridge arose earlier than the Greek myths. This porridge was eaten in ancient Egypt at a time when there were no pyramids. By the way, one literary character ate only this porridge and felt himself great. Try this porridge. And tell me, what kind of porridge?

29:26-29:59 - Experts answer to question #6: We believe that this porridge was eaten by the character Balda from The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda by Alexander Pushkin. This porridge is called boiled spelled. It was brewed from the first cultivated plant, i.e. wheat.

- 31:19





7th round

31:20 -

31:32-31:42 - The prize are two books. These are collections of science fiction (#24 and #25) of the publishing house Knowledge.

32:08-32:20 - Question #7: How to write "домбра" or "домра"?

33:29-33:59 - Experts answer to question #7: Both words can be used. Because they are two different musical instruments. Dombra is an oriental musical instrument. Domra is an ancient Russian musical instrument.

- 34:46





8th round

34:48 -

35:00-35:09 - This is a book by Yeremey Parnov "A chest of Marie de Medici / Ларец Марии Медичи".

35:37-35:54 - For this question, the winner will receive an additional prize. It is important for the All-Union Voluntary Association of Book Lovers. This is a book by Ivan Sytin "My Life for the Book / Жизнь для книги".

36:18-37:04 - Question #8: "I remember a wonderful summer morning. My friends and I were sitting on a high hill. We were surrounded by gardens. I will never forget the taste of tea which the hospitable friend has made. It was some special Cuban tea." Which of the poets wrote these lines?

38:28-38:49 - Experts answer to question #8: We believe that these lines were written by Vladimir Mayakovsky. He was in the USA and in Cuba and drank there this special Cuban tea with his friends.

- 43:03





9th round

43:04 -

43:18-43:28 - The prize is a book of Arkady Adamov "Onto free space / На свободное место".

43:46-47:34 - A musical pause. Alla Pugacheva sings a song "Return / Возвращение."

48:18-49:46 - Question #9: This actor is like two famous pianists. Who are these pianists?

50:42-51:53 - The team asks for help from the club (it can do it only once during the game). The club tells them that in the movie Svyatoslav Richter plays the role of Franz Liszt.

52:00-52:24 - Experts answer to question #9: We believe that these two pianists Liszt and Richter. Thus, in the movie, Richter is similar to Liszt and also himself.

- 54:15





10th round

54:16 -

54:25-54:39 - The prize is a book with collection of travel, adventure, science fiction stories "On land and on seas / На суше и на море."

55:05-55:41 - Question #10: I have Vyacheslav Shishkov's novel "Ugryum river / Угрюм-река" in my hands. "The strong wind was blowing. It interfered rafting down the river. Barges overcoming the force of the wind barely moved. But human experience knew the secret of fighting against it." How to accelerate the rafting of a barge down the river if it is obstructed by a strong headwind?

56:55-57:38 - Experts answer to question #10: When rafting logs or barges down the river, the main engine is the flow of the river but the wind prevents this movement. Thus, in order to reduce the influence of this wind, it is necessary to increase the influence that the river has on the barge. To do this, you need to load the barge with a large ballast to immerse it into the water even more. As a result, the flow of the river will act on the barge stronger and the part of the barge that protrudes from the water and it will be less influenced by wind.

58:14-1:01:03 - The team asks for time out.

- 1:01:32





11th round

1:01:33 -

1:01:50-1:01:59 - The prize is a book with collection of travel, adventure, science fiction stories "On land and on seas" (1981).

1:02:29-1:03:24 - Question #11: What kind of folk craft was in the video? In which city does it exist?

1:04:35-1:04:58 - Experts answer to question #11: This ancient folk craft is called enamel (финифть). The center of this craft is the city of Rostov the Great.

- 1:07:00











8:00-8:26 - The correct answer to question #1: All these things are collected Stepan Plyushkin character in work by Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls.

[Chapter VI: Not content with this, he walked every day through the streets of his village, looking under the bridges, under the crossbar, and everything that came across to him: an old sole, a woman’s rag, an iron nail, a clay shard - all dragged to him and folded into that pile Chichikov noticed in the corner of the room.

- In the English translation that I saw this fragment is not.]



12:22-12:31 - The correct answer to question #2: The answer is correct.
The host of the telecast added just that this message was sent to the star cluster M 13 [Messier 13 from a French astronomer Charles Messier]




15:30-15:45 - The correct answer to question #3: The host of the telecast explained how to do this in practice. To perform the task, it is necessary to press the lower end of the spring to a piece of wood, and pull off the upper end of the spring and then release it. [Demonstration of this method at 15:40.]



20:10-20:42 - The correct answer to question #4: Let's think about why chicken eggs appear on different days, but chicklings appear at the same time. Modern scientists have found that a hen coordinates the growth of embryos in the egg with its voice. In this way it drives those who are lagging behind.



25:52-26:08 - The correct answer to question #5: That's right. This is a wasp nest. Your main arguments for the fact that the nest can be hot are correct.



30:00-30:11 - The correct answer to question #6: The answer is correct.



34:00-34:06 - The correct answer to question #7: The answer is correct.



38:50-39:22 - The correct answer to question #8: Here was meant not the Cuba which is located in the Caribbean, but that Cuba [or Kuba] which is located not far from Dagestan. Mikhail Lermontov wrote about the wonderful Caucasian Cuban tea in his letter to Rayevsky in 1837.

39:56-41:19 - TV Repeat of Discussion. 40:54 - one of the experts voiced the correct version. 41:38-41:51 - this is Dagestan Cuba.



52:25-52:35 - The correct answer to question #9: The role of the famous pianist of the 19th century Franz Liszt was performed by the famous pianist of the 20th century Svyatoslav Richter. The answer is correct.



57:50-58:04 - The correct answer to question #10:
Vyacheslav Shishkov - "Ugryum river":
"Headwind tried to stop barge. But the flow of the river with the force collided with water sails."
The secret was that the sails were submerged in water.




1:05:02-1:05:21 - The correct answer to question #11: The Ipatiev Chronicle of 1175 mentions this folk craft for the first time. From the 13th century and until now the center of this folk craft is Rostov the Great. This is Russian enamel. The answer is correct.
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