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The Deity for Whom Sacrifices Are Never Enough

I read an article in a magazine thirty years ago about a sociological study. Researchers compared levels of knowledge and self-estimation...
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Jul 11, 2018 19:06
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William Munny

This entry is my amateur review on Clint Eastwood’s movie “Unforgiven”, 1992. I am not fan of Eastwood and I have not seen most of his ...
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Jul 10, 2018 12:57
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The Blind Rain

We say “the blind rain” when at the same time it rains and sun shines. In Russian “rain” is always a noun, not a verb, so we don’t say,...
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Jul 3, 2018 18:15
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Monetochka

In Russia is rising a new music star. 20-year-old Elisaveta Gyrdymova, known as Monetochka (Елизавета Гырдымова, Монеточка), is gaining ...
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Jul 2, 2018 01:52
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Smoking

They are to be raise prices of tobacco in Kazakhstan. I’ve heard it on the radio today. A pack of smokes will cost not less than 360 ten...
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Jun 29, 2018 00:55
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The Unknown War

“The Unknown War” is a documentary television series. It named such because for American audience the role of the Soviet Union in WW2 was...
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Jun 27, 2018 22:58
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Traps

There is lot resources in the internet for learning English words. Some are better some are worse. I’m using two sights for memorization ...
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Jun 27, 2018 19:21
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Jubilee

Which word is more common for English speakers ‘jubilee’ or ‘anniversary’? Maybe they both are, but they are using in different way? In...
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Jun 25, 2018 15:10
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The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore is a story from series of fantasy books written by the American writer Ursula Le Guin (she had gone in that January). ...
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Jun 25, 2018 01:52
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Handwriting

I always had an illegible handwriting. I often could understand my own writing not without difficulty. And I always prone to write in min...
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Jun 24, 2018 00:57
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The Flight

It was a business trip. In the night of the end of October, we arrived to Astana by the train. Out of here, we would move on by plane. No...
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Jun 21, 2018 19:28
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The Shapito-Show (Шапито-Шоу)

The Шапито Шоу is a movie by… some director. I don’t know it and I think, I won’t look up it in Wikipedia, if someone will have wanted, (...
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Jun 20, 2018 15:36
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Thunderstorm

It’s summertime. It’s already the middle of June. Sun scorches the land relentless, poplar fluff(fly?) are flying in the air, cumulus c...
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Jun 18, 2018 20:03
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Reading

Russians speakers advise literature for Russian learners and often offer something like “The Best of…” – Dostoevsky, Tolstoy etc. Sometim...
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Jun 14, 2018 14:44
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Hypochondria and Thanatophobia

Sometimes entries about hypochondria fetch out on Lang-8. Men usually publish them (to tell more truly, only men). This is subject close ...
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Jun 13, 2018 14:42
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The Onion With native lang

(Луковка) “The Onion” is a proverb told by Katherina, a character from “Brothers Karamazov”. An angry woman has died and go to hell. He...
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Jun 12, 2018 13:38
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We All Under God.

One of my neighbors very liked a loud music. And it was very difficult to talk to him – it was wain to explain to him - the guy just love...
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Jun 8, 2018 16:50
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Superstitions

If in midnight you come alone in snug place bringing with you bread, salt and water you can summon a little magic creature that grants yo...
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Jun 6, 2018 16:05
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Ivan

Ivan was a vagabond. He was born sometime in 40s. I don’t know where and how he became an orphan. It was the bleak time: the WW2 exhauste...
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Jun 4, 2018 15:15
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Old Religions, New Religions and God’s Shadow (my discursive thoughts)

I ran into an expression ‘God’s shadow’ (I start from the end) in an article a while ago. Aleksandr Men was an author of the article prob...
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May 30, 2018 18:39