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Postby let`s talk » 24 Dec 2011, 12:06

Is it him?
Simona, where do you get all those wonderful pics? Seems like you have a great collections! :plush45:
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Postby simona » 25 Dec 2011, 12:42


Image Oooh thx let's talk!
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pics? Seems like you have a great collections!
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I 'rob' those photos from archives of various Plushy Forums!

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Postby Audrey » 04 Jun 2012, 21:37

Today is national mourning day in Italy to remember the victims of the earthquake in Emilia Romagna. I want to express my solidarity for a people so close to me (I live in Tuscany). Unfortunately it is not finished yet...

http://it.euronews.com/2012/06/04/lutto ... in-emilia/
Lutto nazionale in Italia, altre scosse in Emilia

Giornata di lutto nazionale in Italia per le vittime del terremoto in Emilia. Bandiere a mezz’asta nelle sedi istituzionali e un minuto di silenzio in tutte le scuole.

La notte scorsa altre trenta scosse minori hanno colpito la regione, dopo quella di magnitudo 5,1 che alle 21.20 ha spinto la popolazione a uscire dalle case e persino dalle tendopoli per gli sfollati.
Nessuna vittima stavolta, ma altri crolli, come quello della torre di Novi, uno dei simboli del sisma, già pericolante per i terremoti precedenti.

Il presidente della Regione, Vasco Errani, assicura: “Questo terremoto non ci piegherà. La situazione è molto impegnativa, molto dura. Disagi grandissimi per le popolazioni, ma noi stiamo facendo uno sforzo per assistere al meglio le persone e nello stesso tempo per continuare l’impostazione per la ricostruzione”.

Il vice presidente della commissione europea Antonio Tajani, visitando la zona domenica, ha ipotizzato che l’Unione possa concedere aiuti per 200 milioni di euro. I danni stimati ammontano a 5 miliardi. La Coldiretti parla di perdite per oltre mezzo miliardo nell’agricoltura.



Terremoto in Emilia, forte scossa oggi lutto nazionale, allerta maltempo
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Lutto nazionale, bandiere a mezz'asta
http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/photosto ... 78938.html

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Postby lala630312 » 05 Jun 2012, 17:52

Audrey Wrote:
Today is national mourning day in Italy to remember the victims of the earthquake in Emilia Romagna. I want to express my solidarity for a people so close to me (I live in Tuscany). Unfortunately it is not finished yet...


It's is so sad! My condolenses to victims! I hope you are under cover.. :plush47:
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Postby AnyaNikolaievna » 01 Nov 2012, 12:05

Hi guys! Yeah I know it's been a while. I've unfortunately been busy. But listen, can I ask some assistance and favor from those fluent in Russian?

I am writing a novel for National Novel Writing Month, about a young boy who receives a very special gift from Grandfather Frost, and how he realizes that the gift, and all those he has gotten over the years from Grandfather Frost, were from his father all along. The gift is a very elaborate, homemade music box which plays his father's lullaby which he sings to him in Russian. The song is actually a Welsh song, however, and translated by my character's father from several English versions to one complete Russian one.

The song is "All Through The Night." I don't know if I should trust Google Translate with the lyrics, so I am asking for assistance here.

In the early 1970s, Aleksei Kristianovich Potemerenko (my character's father, and yes you can see who inspired me for the surname ;)) was a dancer in the Bolshoi Ballet. While on tour in London for The Nutcracker, exploring the city, he hears an outdoor choir singing the song. He does not know English well enough to understand what is being sung, but he enjoys the music enough to acquire several recordings of it.

A few years later, Aleksei discovers means to teach himself English, and as he does so he finally understands the lyrics to the song he loves so much. A few years after this, he has a son, and decides to pass his own personal translation of the song to him as a lullaby. It is this song that plays in the music box.

What do you think, guys? In general, how do you feel about the plot so far? Can someone help with translating the lyrics?

Here are the lyrics. The reason I chose this particular song is because the message embodies exactly how Aleksei feels about Evgeni (yes, my protagonist's name is Evgeni Alekseievich Potemerenko :)).

Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
Hill and vale in slumber steeping,
I my loving vigil keeping
All through the night.

While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night
While the weary world is sleeping
All through the night
Over thy spirit gently stealing
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All through the night.

Angels watching ever round thee
All through the night
In thy slumbers close surround thee
All through the night
They will of all fears disarm thee,
No forebodings should alarm thee,
They will let no peril harm thee
All through the night.

Deep the silence 'round us spreading
all through the night.
Dark the path that we are treading
all through the night.
Still the coming day discerning
by the hope within us burning.
To the dawn our footsteps turning
all through the night.

Star of faith the dark adorning
all through the night.
Leads us fearless towards the morning
all through the night.
Though our hearts be wrapt in sorrow,
from the hope of dawn we borrow
promise of a glad tomorrow
all through the night.

Oh, and if there is already a Russian version of this song (according to wikipedia it has been translated into many languages, but Russian is not listed as one of them) that was around at the time this is set, please let me know!

Thanks a lot in advance guys!
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Re: OFF topic.... any discussions

Postby cekoni » 04 Jan 2013, 17:47

plush48 What do you think - will he wait for visas for other countries, as well as other ordinary Russian citizens? :hi_hi_hi:

Welcome to Russia, Gérard Dépardieu!:
http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politic ... pardieu-0/
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Re: OFF topic.... any discussions

Postby lala630312 » 04 Jan 2013, 21:23

cekoni wrote:plush48 What do you think - will he wait for visas for other countries, as well as other ordinary Russian citizens? :hi_hi_hi:

Welcome to Russia, Gérard Dépardieu!:
http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politic ... pardieu-0/


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Re: OFF topic.... any discussions

Postby simona » 05 Jan 2013, 10:29


plush48
Also Brigitte Bardot may ask for Russian citizenship!

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_01_04/Brigi ... tizenship/




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