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The writer and translator Julia Shuvalova blogs about Literature, Cinema, Art, Music, and Photography. The blog is rich in illustrations, as well as audio and video material.
2022-09-30 19:08
Russia is moving from the servile copying of liberalism to creating the Russian national state and the renaissance of the Russian empire The post An Empire Reborn appeared first on Los Cuade… Read More
2022-09-29 16:54
Following the referenda in four parts of the now former Ukraine, we are waiting for the ratification of historic documents tomorrow. The sunset tonight signifies the glimpse of hope that alw… Read More
2022-09-28 17:54
Russian football fans unite behind the team "RUSSIA". They make the support of the country and soldiers their priority. The post Football Fans in Russia Turn to the Front appeared first on L… Read More
2022-09-27 19:22
After today's attack on Nord Stream it is clear: the powers-that-be are working hard to speed a bitter end for Germany and European industry. The post The End of Germany? appeared first on… Read More
2022-09-27 18:42
The cost of maintaining the war in Afghanistan was the same for the US as is presently the cost of Ukraine. The post Ukraine is the New Afghanistan for the USA appeared first on Los Cuadern… Read More
2022-08-09 16:40
When I look at these sweeping views from my window, I feel the world belongs to me. It really is my oyster. But I have to accept my human limitations. Say, after I headed a mastermind sessio… Read More
2022-08-05 10:30
You can now follow my blog in Telegram, the link in the post. I'll be sharing old posts there, and I plan to do live streams. The post My Blog Archive in Telegram appeared first on Los Cuade… Read More
2022-07-30 15:47
Phos Hilaron is considered the first church hymn in a proper sense. It was sung every evening. In the video it is sung by the Valaam monks. The post Saturday Music: Phos Hilaron appeared fir… Read More
2022-07-30 15:17
It is indeed the time to move to Russia and to bring over your "traditional" European or American heritage. The post Time to Move to Russia appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2022-07-26 17:27
This is the view I had today from my window. You’ve seen my sunset cloudscapes before, now here’s something I occasionally see in broad daylight. My previous week was all about c… Read More
2022-07-26 17:27
This is the view I had today from my window. You’ve seen my sunset cloudscapes before, now here’s something I occasionally see in broad daylight. My previous week was all about c… Read More
2022-07-12 18:28
Today we celebrated the Day of two Christian saints, Peter and Paul. Peter was one of Jesus’s disciples who tried to emulate his master and follow him in his footsteps but couldn&rsquo&hell…Read More
2022-07-11 12:10
The storms usually come after an extended period of extreme heat. I’ve received an SMS from the agency alerting me of the possibility of another storm later today. So far I can state t… Read More
2022-07-10 19:52
The photo was taken a little over a month ago, on June 2nd, but today’s sky was exactly the same after the storm had subsided. I managed to go shopping at about the time the storm was… Read More
2022-07-10 12:52
The real conflict will see the United States against China. It remains to be seen if China will act ahead, like Russia did in February 2022. The post The United States against China appeare… Read More
2022-06-25 13:56
The photo was taken a week ago when it was overcast. Today is sizzling hot, so this gentle reminder of a summer breeze is precisely what I need. I’m doing my first proper excursion thi… Read More
2022-06-24 13:14
The City of Optimists is an account of Julia Shuvalova's life and travels in England between 2002 and 2013. The post Literary News: The City of Optimists appeared first on Los Cuadernos de… Read More
2022-05-23 18:22
One of the central Moscow rivers, the Yauza, flows near the Library for Foreign Literature. I went there today to study for my upcoming paper on Wales in painting in late 18th – early… Read More
2022-05-10 19:11
May evening is cold this year. We haven't had enough rain, so the leaves are taking time to appear. But sakura is about to blossom. The post Neighbourhood Cam: May Evening appeared first on… Read More
2022-05-09 17:35
Victory Day Parade and the Immortal Regiment have returned to Red Square on May 9, 2022. We celebrate this day with our veterans and children. The post Victory Day – 2022 appeared firs… Read More
2022-04-04 19:12
I support Russia's special operation against the neo-Fascist regime in Ukraine and its war crimes against the Ukrainian population. The post Ukraine: My Views + My Contacts appeared first on… Read More
2022-01-31 18:49
This year I have an undated notebook for long-term planning and taking notes and a dated planner for everyday life. The post The Benefits of Planning appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Juli… Read More
2022-01-19 19:57
January 19th is a fixed date in the Russian Orthodox calendar. On this day we celebrate Epiphany – the moment when Jesus came to be baptised by St John in the waters of the Jordan Rive… Read More
2022-01-09 19:11
And I don't know if I had enough rest, but I have a feeling it was good enough. And this is the most important thing. The post Winter Holidays End appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2022-01-08 15:36
Space O by Julia Shuvalova is a fictional account of David Bowie composing one of his most famous songs, Space Oddity. #bowie75 The post Julia Shuvalova – Space O appeared first on Los… Read More
2022-01-07 20:43
The Russian turn-of-the-year holidays are drawing to a close. Today we celebrated the Russian Orthodox Christmas. I didn’t go to the Mass this year, but I sent the cards to my friends… Read More
2022-01-04 20:35
Three Pleasures a Day is a nice psychological habit to keep yourself in a good mood each day. The post Three Pleasures a Day appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2022-01-03 20:44
As much as I like the concept of minimalism, I prefer to surround myself with things I love. I like Welsh and Scottish music and language, and throwing tartans around myself feels like trave… Read More
2022-01-02 15:46
New Moon on January 2nd, 2022 is the time to draw your first wishlist for the year. Read about the difference btw "I must" and "I want" and try going a more pleasant way. The post New Moon… Read More
2022-01-01 17:46
First Day of 2022. I wrote a 2,5K words article on Russian Orthodox Christmas gifts. The post First Day of 2022 appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2021-12-31 20:45
Miracles happen when you do things you love The post New Year Night 2022 appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2021-12-31 17:18
Overall, my 2021 was quite good. I am grateful for all moments. The post My 2021 appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2021-12-28 19:33
Where do you get the festive spirit from amidst the cooking and cleaning? Remember about yourself, your life, and your wishes! The post Festive Spirit and Traditions appeared first on Los C… Read More
2021-12-26 22:32
And So I Write My Life, a poetry collection by Julia Shuvalova, features original poetry in English and translations from Russian. The post And So I Write My Life. A Poetry Collection appear… Read More
2021-12-26 05:46
Paolo Conte Boogie plays a lighthearted note to Christmas weekend. Tune in and dance away with your near and dear! Merry Christmas! The post Paolo Conte – Boogie appeared first on Los… Read More
2021-12-24 23:25
A Bob Dylan cover of Do You Hear What I Hear oozes warmth and magic of Christmas season. Listen, enjoy, and be happy! Merry Christmas! The post Happy Christmas with Bob Dylan! appeared first… Read More
2021-12-20 14:10
The Russian Seasons calendar go through all 12 months in Moscow, mostly in my neighbourhood. The post 2022 Calendars Here! appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2021-12-09 18:37
For my birthday this year I recorded at home Let It Be, the song that I have performed since I was 13. The post Let It Be (A Song for My Birthday) appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2021-12-01 19:37
Starting with the first year of my blogging - 2006 - I've always tried to dedicate a few posts to the festive season. The post Christmas Journey – 2021 appeared first on Los Cuadernos… Read More
2021-11-28 11:36
The Russian singer and songwriter, Alexander Gradsky, made an epoch in Russian rock music. He was aptly nicknamed The Voice by his friend. The post Alexander Gradsky (1949-2021) appeared fir… Read More
2021-11-14 17:33
The humanity has done everything in its capacity to get rid of God but it cannot stop Him being. He is a necessary category for a man's personal growth. And His principal language is that of… Read More
2021-11-02 10:05
Moscow has woken up to the thickest fog this morning. In fact, the photos were made at 9am when I walked my dogs. The post A Very Ghostly Morning appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2021-09-12 15:08
I’ve spent an entire day in Moscow city center. I’m sitting in Nikitsky Boulevard, blogging and noticing people walking past. Tomorrow is expected to be overcast but today there… Read More
2021-09-12 14:46
For the 874th anniversary of my native city I went to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. There are currently two “Italian” exhibitions. One, in collaboration with Pinacoteca di Sie… Read More
2021-09-11 19:36
At the end of Maugham’s novel Theatre Julia Lambert dines on steak and chips. She savours life and art and reflects on her role as an artist. I love the novel and Julia’s charact… Read More
2021-09-10 19:45
My room is not quite what you see in the photo, although, as I’m writing this post in bed, I’m lying next to tall bookcases. But it is definitely a dream: to have a study and a l… Read More
2021-04-12 18:12
First space flight meant more than just overcoming the gravity. Gagarin showed the working class that everyone had a chance in life. The post First Space Flight: 60TH Anniversary appeared fi… Read More
2021-02-06 14:33
Animals without people and people without animals are equally in distress - and this is a truly good motivation to protect the Nature. The post Zoos in Pandemic: Animals Without People app… Read More
2021-01-31 20:55
I don’t know what it feels like at your end, but I realized I needed some good rest after the world’s last year’s shenanigans. After a couple of relaxing days at the start… Read More
2021-01-23 10:16
Back in 2009, I wrote a Skiddle review of the first album by this prodigious Italian composer. So, please welcome: Phonat - Learn to Recycle. The post Phonat – Learn to Recycle appeare… Read More
2021-01-21 18:26
Over the yeas, the attitude to taking photos in museums has changed from hostile and hesitant to a more welcoming. The post Taking Photos in Museums: Some Pointers appeared first on Los Cua… Read More
2021-01-13 18:17
You want to know what we think in Russia about the situation with the American elections? We think this is the end of democracy in the USA. Just as there is a shadow state, there is a shadow… Read More
2021-01-06 20:57
The Orthodox Christmas Eve is called “sochelnik” after a special meal cooked on this day. In Orthodox tradition, Christmas Day ends the so-called Christmas Lent that lasts from t… Read More
2021-01-05 19:20
If you are in the mood for dancing, romancing, or trying to lose some Xmas kilos), do put Raffaella Carra Ballo Ballo on repeat - and enjoy! The post Raffaella Carra – Ballo Ballo appe… Read More
2021-01-05 16:15
Walking in the Biryolyovo Arboretum for the first time in winter brought lots of skiers, children and glorious snowed pine trees The post Walking in the Biryulyovo Arboretum appeared first o… Read More
2020-12-31 17:15
I'm sure you're interested what measures are undertaken in Russia for New Year Night 2021. Restaurants and Red Square close for the night. The post Some Notes on the New Year Night 2021 appe… Read More
2020-12-31 16:53
Overall, I've had a fantastic year 2020. For the year 2021, I want to wish us all to be patient and flexible. Happy new year! The post Bye, Year 2020! Happy New year 2021! appeared first on… Read More
2020-12-25 02:20
My dear readers, I’m not Father Christmas, but just like him I have been dreadfully busy. I’ve been studying a lot this year, and I’m yet to finish some voiceover and trans… Read More
2020-12-01 17:50
Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby recite Jingle Bells to music in a special performance for Happy Holidays from Bing and Frank. The post Sinatra And Crosby – Jingle Bells appeared first on… Read More
2020-11-13 16:14
The Hammock for the Falling Stars is book for which 17 female authors wrote over 30 tales that take the reader to four corners of the world The post The Hammock for the Falling Stars appeare… Read More
2020-11-06 15:15
2021 photographic calendars by Julia Shuvalova feature original photography of Wales and London. Enjoy the familiar and new landmarks all year! The post 2021 Photographic Calendars to Order… Read More
2020-11-02 14:58
While a new lockdown has been announced in several European countries, the Moscow Mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, hopes to avoid the drastic measures. To do so, the following measures have been impl… Read More
2020-10-30 17:01
While others debate the effects of wearing a mask, I wonder if it is a test on one's inner freedom The post THE MASK AS A TEST ON INNER FREEDOM appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia Read More
2020-10-25 04:48
This is a brief note to say hello to my readers and subscribers! I’m delighted to learn that people are subscribing to LCJ. To let you know, I’ve been blogging since August 2006… Read More
2020-10-22 11:37
Dave McKean Mirrormask is a film where reality is a constrantly changing, dreamy work of art. The interview explores the artist's views of art and life. The post Dave McKean: MIRRORMASK, Art… Read More
2020-10-11 15:17
As I grow older, I cherish Sundays more and more – especially this year when I finally don’t work on Sundays. I’m discovering the beauty of “taking time”: I don… Read More
2020-09-14 17:31
My library is finally back home. After I had moved and posted everything that needed to go before anything else, there only remained hardbacks and photocopies to be transported from Manchest… Read More
2020-09-14 17:12
It may seem I live from sunset to sunset – so many of them have I captured in the last few years since I was back to Moscow. Each of them is truly spectacular. Occasionally, I think th… Read More
2020-08-19 20:17
August is my second most favourite month when the flowers caught the warm sunlight and the apples and pears fall, ripen. The post Neighbourhood Cam: Morning Flowers appeared first on Los Cua… Read More
2020-08-06 21:25
Today’s dusk was of the kind that I’m very fond of. The sun spiritual, hiding in the clouds, sheds its light on earth. I sometimes think this is a reminder of the Days of Creatio… Read More
2020-07-27 17:52
As we often say, posting a picture taken by phone: “it doesn’t reflect the true colours”. The sun is setting at this precise moment in Moscow, and the beautiful peachy past… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Sometimes it takes you a lifetime and a rather different career to get to the point when you can turn the time back and fulfill a dream. In case with Anthony Hopkins, the Oscar-winning Welsh… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
On occasion of the International Women's Day a few days ago I came across a photo on the House of Scotland page on Facebook, which turned to be a pleasant sight to see for many of my lady fr… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
John Coltrane — tenor saxophone,Red Garland — piano,Paul Chambers — bass,Arthur Taylor — drums.Thanks for reading and visiting! You can connect with me on Google+ @ h… Read More

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