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Jousting Revived

Just making a repost of this person’s post — and make sure to check out the video, it is amazeballs,

Superhousewife Superhousewife

this lovely music video from the legendary Russian band Leningrad combines an action and sci-fi story in the video and a very kitchy and profane lyrics of women discussing men in Russia. the last words in the video are:

Stolen Princess Stolen Princess

If you are into Disney-inspired local animated movies, you might want to check out Stolen Princess by the Ukrainian studio Amigrad, loosely based on the poem by Aleksander Pushkin ‘Ruslan and Liudmila’, which in its turn was loosely based on the Kyivan Rus heroic ballads.

5 Minutes in Chornobyl Restricted Zone  5 Minutes in Chornobyl Restricted Zone 

Looks innocent, right? Creepy but more or less harmless.

Postmodernist Siberian Throat Singing Postmodernist Siberian Throat Singing

by a band Bugotak. I’ve been meaning to post these for quite some time but failed to remember the name. these recordings are about 7 years old, and my memory isn’t what it used to be. anyhow, enjoy these lovely covers!

 Siberian Shaman Woman   Siberian Shaman Woman 

Her name is Olena Podluzhna, and her stage name is Uutai, loosely translated from the Yakut language means secret created by water.

Medieval Student Song in Latin  Medieval Student Song in Latin 

Ukrainian historic reenactors are really hardcore as you can see from this video — everything looks medieval and time-period-appropriate in this video shot to a medieval Polish student song in Latin. The video was shot in Lvivska oblast which has no shortage of historic locations. The band’s name is Kings and Beggars.…

Steampunk Beetle Brooch  Steampunk Beetle Brooch 

Handmade by a Ukrainian craftswoman Lyubov Babak:

Ukrainian Cyborgs against Apple over Russian 'cyborg' Ukrainian Cyborgs against Apple over Russian 'cyborg'

Apple filmed a Russian parathlete calling himself a Russian cyborg.

Sad-Eyed Dolls by Helena Oplakanska    Sad-Eyed Dolls by Helena Oplakanska   

Helena Oplakanska was trained as an architect and artist but making art dolls is her calling.

Architect Turned Doll-Maker Architect Turned Doll-Maker

Ukrainian artist Tamara Pivniuk turned to doll-making later in life — and now it is her full-time passion. Her dolls are elegant and sassy and playful and mesmerizing, what with all the details and layers and cultural symbolism.

Time of He-Man's Life  Time of He-Man's Life 

I have no idea what this advertising is advertising and I don’t care in the least.

Territory of Ukraine in the last 1000 years Territory of Ukraine in the last 1000 years

If you like historic maps and European history you might find this video illuminating. It is in Ukrainian though but still neat.

Snake Man Dances with Snake Snake Man Dances with Snake

He is Kazimir Satler and he is Ukrainian.

Modernist music video wins animation contest Modernist music video wins animation contest

The band’ name is Zapaska (a form of Ukrainian folk attire skirt), the name is ‘Ask a question’, and the animator behind this little modernist masterpiece is Oleh Zhyrba. (Ukraine had a blooming Modernist culture until the Soviets partly smothered and partly appropriated it — like they did do everything Ukrainian).

Urban fantasies of Kysaka Urban fantasies of Kysaka

or, more tellingly, Biter, Irkutsk-based artist Liana Anatolyevich, are captivating and hint at dangers both tangible and intangible. She seems to reference a lot of folklore and modern pop culture (check out her Hellboy).

Indians of Russia Indians of Russia

Did you know that Russia has its own, honest-to-Gods, Indians? (I know the correct terms for the Indigenous peoples but the similarity is much more obvious this way) and of all places, in Siberia? (as a matter of fact, the two men in the very beginning of the new The Tick series are Siberian reindeer herders)

Dungeon Beer Dungeon Beer

It has been some time since I posted here Ukrainian music - so I return to you with Rock-H (pronounced Rok-ush), a Ukrainian folk-rock band with a very recognizable sound. They rely heavily on the Carpathian Ukrainian folk music styles.

He's not his real dad. He's not his real dad.

The dialogue goes as follows:

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