Here is a classic holiday scene from 1952. Yes, Virginia, there was life in the “Evil Empire”, and it wasn’t much different from life anywhere else, American propaganda notwithstanding.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
In Russian, we don’t “greet” people at the holidays, we “congratulate” them. So… “Congratulations” on your Christmas and may it be happy! May I still be your friend?
To all my Protestant and Catholic friends celebrating on this day… my sincere and heartfelt greetings on the day. Shall you come to my holiday, when it’s time? Yes… there’s always room for one more.
Snegurochka is portrayed as having a love for the small creatures of the wild… and bringing them good cheer and love. It’s a holiday for them too!
Leopold the Cat is one of the most beloved cartoon characters from the Soviet era… perhaps, only the Nu, Pogodi characters were better known.