June 1, summer begins in Russia – 1 июня, начало лета в России

June 1, summer begins in Russia1 июня, начало лета в России

In Russia, the calendary summer season begins on the first of June and ends on the 31st of August. Congratulations on the first day of summer! I wish you bright and sunny days, as well as a good mood.

В России календарное лето продолжается с 1 июня по 31 августа. Поздравляю с первым днем лета! Желаю яркого и теплого солнца, хорошего настроения.

I have collected a few Russian proverbs about summer. What do you think about them?

Я собралa несколько русских пословиц о лете. Что вы о них думаете?

«Дважды в год лето не бывает.» – «There is no summer twice a year.»

So, let’s enjoy summer to the fullest. How are you going to spend this summer of 2022, dear friends?

Итак, давайте наслаждаться летом в полной мере. Как вы собираетесь провести это лето 2022 года, дорогие друзья?


«Летом с удочкой, зимой с сумочкой.» – «In summer with a fishing rod, in winter with a handbag.»

Тhis is how in the olden days, Russian country folks liked to spend the seasons. Of course, times having changed, some Russians spend their summers in their dachas (houses in the countryside), then they fly to Dubai for the sun in winter.

Where do you like to travel to, dear friends, in summer or winter?

Так любили в старину проводить времена года русские деревенские жители. Конечно, времена изменились, некоторые россияне проводят лето на дачах, а зимой летят в Дубай за солнцем.

Куда вы любите путешествовать, дорогие друзья, летом или зимой?


«В июне первую ягоду в рот кладут, а вторую домой несут.» – «In June, the first berry is put in the mouth, and the second one is carried home.»

Picking berries is a lovely pastime in summer, don’t you agree? What summer berries do you like most, dear friends of mine?

Собирать ягоды — прекрасное времяпрепровождение летом, согласны? Какие летние ягоды вы любите больше всего, мои дорогие друзья?


«Летом не припасешь, зимой не принесешь.» – «What you do not store in summer, you will not fetch in winter.»

«Что летом родится, то зимой пригодится.» – «What is born in summer, will come in handy in winter.«

«Лето собирает, а зима подъедает.» – «Summer gathers, and winter eats up.»

Nowadays, we can buy food all year around in supermarkets. However, someone has gathered and placed it in cans or preserved in glasses, what we eat in winter.

I remember my grandmother’s garden. She used to pick berries in summer and prepare wonderful jellies and jams, which we ate in winter. Do you have such memories too, dear friends?

В настоящее время мы можем покупать продукты в супермаркетах круглый год. Однако кто-то собрал и разложил в банки или консервировал в стаканах то, что мы едим зимой.

Я помню сад моей бабушки. Летом она собирала ягоды и готовила замечательные варенья, которые мы ели зимой. У вас тоже есть такие воспоминания, дорогие друзья?


«Зимой волка бойся, а летом мухи.» – «Fear the wolf in winter, and flies in summer.»

Not that there are too many wolves around any more but flies in summer can still be a pest, especially near the water.

What do you fear most in summer or winter, dear friends? I will be happy to read your answers. Thank you.

Не то чтобы волков стало слишком много, но мухи летом все еще могут быть вредителями, особенно у воды.

Чего вы больше всего боитесь летом или зимой, дорогие друзья? С удовольствием прочитаю ваши ответы. Спасибо.

Alexander Vertinsky sings: «BANANA-LEMON IN SINGAPORE»… Photos by Igor Chistyakov, Vologda

«В БАНАНОВО-ЛИМОННОМ СИНГАПУРЕ»… Фото Игоря Чистякова Вологда – Поёт Александр Вертинский

Alexander Nikolaevich Vertinsky – Александр Николаевич Вертинский (1889-1951):

Alexander Nikolaevich Vertinsky was born in Kiev, Russian Empire, in 1889. He died in Leningrad, USSR, in 1957. The Russian-Soviet actor, composer, poet and singer became an idol of the first half of the 20th century. He was awarded the Stalin Prize II degree, in 1951.

Александр Николаевич Вертинский (1889 Киев, Российская империя — 1957, Ленинград, СССР) — русский и советский эстрадный артист, киноактёр, композитор, поэт и певец, кумир эстрады первой половины XX века, лауреат Сталинской премии II степени (1951).

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94 respuestas a June 1, summer begins in Russia – 1 июня, начало лета в России

  1. Beginning of summer in the Altai mountains, Siberia:

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  2. macalder02 dijo:

    In this part of Chile, we are entering winter and it looks like it is going to be very cold. We are waking up at 0 degrees when it was fall time last year. Unlike Venezuela (Isla de Margarita) it had summer all year round. This year I plan to visit Chilean Antarctica and Easter Island, which were closed for two years due to quarantine. Very good your post Olivia. The photos are great.

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  3. Beginning of summer in the Ural mountains:

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  4. Beginning of summer in Sudak, Crimea:

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  5. Beginning of summer in Adygea, Caucasus mountains:

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  6. Thank you for your comment, Manuel. Chile is the other side of the world, winter beginning in Chile, summer beginning in Russia. Our summer begins quite cool here, in Moscow, with 14 degrees. At least it is not raining today!

    Please tell us about your trips to Chilean Antartica and the Easter Island on your blog, when you get there – with photos, so we can see where you are.

    All the best to you. Keep warm.

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  7. macalder02 dijo:

    I hope this time I can do it. Greetings Olivia.

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  8. I hope you will be able to do all of it. I keep my fingers crossed for you, Manuel. Take care.

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  9. elvira797mx dijo:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Such a beautiful, lovely and inspiring post! Dear Olivia, you are amazing!
    I love all the berries and enjoy preparing jams. I am so happy to start June. I feel that it brings us a lot of blessings and great things!. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. So you like preparing jams with berries, too? My grandmother did a lot of that. She prepared glasses of jam all summer long, and even in autumn. We had different fruits in glasses to eat during the winter. That was delicious.

    Wishing you a wonderful day too, dear Elvira.

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  11. elvira797mx dijo:

    Yes, exactly, dear Olivia.
    It’s very relaxing. I love berries jam.
    I can imagine your grandmother must be amazing. Delicious home jam! Thanks for sharing it with me.
    Wishing you a wonderful day too, dear Olivia. Nice day! 🫖☕🥐🍯🍒

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  12. Yes, my grandmother was amazing. She had a big garden with fruit trees, vegetables and flowers. I often helped her in the garden as a child. 🫖☕🥐🍯🍒

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  13. elvira797mx dijo:

    Wow! Wonderful! Like a dream, fruit trees, thats great! What a lovely experience! 🙏🏻🫖☕🥐🍯🍒☀️

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  14. True, dear Elvira. It was like a dream to see my grandmother’s garden. I remember the apple and pear trees, cherry trees, abricot, peach and plum trees. She also had hedges with black currant and raspberries, as well as a few rows of strawberries, which I helped to pick.

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  15. elvira797mx dijo:

    Wow! So inspiring! I love cherry, apple, pear, peach, strawberries, blackberries, all of them! Such a nice experience!
    Thank you, dear Olivia for sharing!
    Lovely day!

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  16. All fruits taste delicious and are healthy. This is God’s gift to us humans. A lovely day for you as well, dear Elvira.

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  17. elvira797mx dijo:

    Exactly, dear Olivia.
    We are blessed! Thanks!
    You as well.

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  18. The sun is shining in Moscow this morning, what a promising beginning for the summer in Russia. Now I need to get ready for school. I will go to another Russian class later ….

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  19. elvira797mx dijo:

    Great dear Olivia! Enjoy your sunny day! Good day at school!
    I am going to sleep! See you later.

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  20. Good night, dear Elvira, sleep well.
    The sun is still shining, 20 degrees Celsius outside. So I put on a T-shirt with short sleeves, the first this summer.

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  21. Here it is, a tango!
    Thanks, dear Olivia!
    I love summer, so I enjoyed reading plenty of proverbs and information.
    I wonder why summer begins on the 1st of June, here we celebrate on the 21st of June with the solstice.
    My favorite berries are cranberries.
    I love thinking of your granny preparing jams, I suppose they were delicious!
    My grandmother also kept summer fruits and vegetables for the winter in various ways.
    Foods like this also have the good taste of affection.

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  22. Yes, Claudia, affection for grandmothers makes their jams twice as delicious. «Made with love»!

    There will be more tangos coming, I adore Russian tango.

    Russia is always ahead with its seasonal calendar, I do no know why: 1st of June is the beginning of summer, 1st of September is the beginning of autumn, this is the date when the new school year starts. First of December is the beginning of winter and 1st of March the beginning of spring. Especially in the North of Russia, around Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, and even further North, in the Russian Arctic. They have ice and snow during the season of spring. Not one flower, not one!

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  23. There are even two tangos by Vertinsky, Claudia: «Banana-Lemon in Singapore» is a tango, and «Palestine Tango» is another one. Tangos were very popular in the USSR, in the 1920s and 1930s. I love this oldie music.

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  24. Ice in Spring is something that I never considered.
    Day 1st is easier to remember for sure.
    When I was a child first day of school was 1st of October.
    But after few years things changed and now it is around the 8th of September but it depends from the area: in the south school starts later.

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  25. I really THANK YOU!
    I have a lot to discover about 20s and 30s music!

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  26. The Mediterranean countries do not know ice in spring, not even in winter mostly, unless they have mountains: the Alps, Abruzzi, Pyrenees, etc. Even in Moscow, ice in spring is a regular feature. March can be icey, even April, sometimes.

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  27. It is interesting music, Claudia. I like it.

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  28. Indira dijo:

    Beautiful Russian quotes and artwork, Olivia!!

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  29. Thank you, Indira. I am glad you like this post.

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  30. giomag59 dijo:

    Your post Is really delicious… in both languages. Here in Italy summer begins on June 21th; now the temperature is warm, today 26°. In Summer I like the sea, I am going to spend some days of my next holidays in Sardegna. Not only on the beach, but even on a historical and artistic tour (and eno-gastronomic, of course). The fruit of summer, for me, is a yellow mellon (with ham, and crisp bread…)

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  31. That is wonderful, Giorgio. I have been to the island of Capri but never to Sardegna yet. I also like melons, the honey melon (yellow) and the water melon (red). Today, we had 20 degrees in Moscow, in the afternoon. It was the first really good and sunny day after three weeks of intermittent rain.

    Thank you for your answers. I appreciate your comment. Keep well.

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  32. elvira797mx dijo:

    Thank you very much, dear Olivia.
    That’s great! Enjoy your beautiful day!
    Sun full of blessings for you!
    Send you a hug! ☀️🍹

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  33. Thank you, dear Elvira. Summer has started. I am happy.

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  34. elvira797mx dijo:

    You are welcome, dear Olivia.
    Great! Let’s enjoy! I am more happy if you are happy! 😊

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  35. We shall live according to this song, «Don’t worry, be happy!» Everything is going just fine, dear Elvira. Thank you very much.

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  36. elvira797mx dijo:

    Exactly! Dear Olivia.
    Makes me smile, now I am singing…
    Don’t worry, be happy 🎙️📻😊
    Thank God you can’t listen … 😀

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  37. I wish I could listen, dear Elvira. I am sure you have a beautiful voice. 😀

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  38. elvira797mx dijo:

    Ha,ha,ha, don’t think so. But thank you

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  39. elvira797mx dijo:

    Thank you very much 😀👍

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  40. You could record it and show another youtube video. I liked the first one you showed.

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  41. Yes: the last real winter I remember belongs to my teen years …
    In recent times here we only see a few snowflakes that don’t even remain.

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  42. I just searched for Italian songs from the 20’s and 30’s and I realized I don’t know them! I definitely have to remedy this!

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  43. I can send you tons of snow from Moscow, if you want some, Claudia. Not now, of course, but this coming winter.

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  44. Maybe Italians did not like tango so much as Russians did?

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  45. The snow is beautiful but here we are not prepared and when a lot of snow falls it becomes complicated: there are not enough means to clean the roads, prevent ice etc.

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  46. I think so.
    We are not much into tango, I suppose.

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  47. Yes, I have seen the same in the south of France, Claudia. The people are not used to snow.

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  48. Tango was born in Argentina, South America. I suppose Italians have their own dances?

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  49. Ah so we are not only disorganized in Italy … what a pity though!

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  50. In Italy we have Tarantella and Taranta.

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  51. Well, Claudia. I do not know whether Italy is disorganized. I have not been to Italy since 1980.

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  52. Can you dance Tarantella and Taranta, Claudia?

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  53. almerighi dijo:

    it is also starting in Italy and we have been experiencing anomalous heat for a couple of weeks, greetings Olivia

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  54. How many degrees have you got, where you are, Flavio? We have about 20 degrees Celsius in Moscow now. Friendly greetings to you as well.

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  55. almerighi dijo:

    I live in Emilia Romagna between Imola and Faenza and so far we have had peaks over 30 degrees, in Moscow it feels good

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  56. Over 30 degrees is a lot, Flavio. It feels like sitting in an oven. Drink a lot of water, keep hydrated, please. All the best to you.

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  57. Dear Olivia, we will have to welcome the summer in Russia. Thank you for describing such a beautiful season. Greetings.

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  58. Thank you, dear Santiago, for the visit and comment. I am truly enjoying the summer in Moscow, not too hot, not too cool, just ideal.

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  59. Bellissimo post Olivia, le foto sono fantastiche. Chissà come mai per Voi l’estate comincia il 1° giugno, da noi comincia il 21 giugno solstizio d’estate. ma già fa caldo. Al sud Italia ci sarà ancora più caldo. Già si comincia ad andare al mare, ma anche in montagna a godersi l’aria buona e le belle giornate. Anche noi d’estate prepariamo le conserve da mangiare in inverno. Penso che ogni paese abbia le sue bellezze peculiari ed è bellissimo poter viaggiare per conoscere il tuo paese, ma a me piace anche visitare i paesi esteri. Ho apprezzato il tuo articolo che ci fa conoscere determinati posti della Russia, Olivia. Ti auguro una splendida giornata d’estate. Grazia.❣❣❣

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  60. Giannis Pit dijo:

    Good morning Olivia, from Greece, Athens. Nice to meet you here in the blogs’ world. My first sight of your nice blog, I like it. I find it very interesting, full of life, nature, colors and daily thoughts. I wish all people a good summer with health and peace all over the world.
    Yes, we have summer in Greece and it starts with sunny days and temperatures of 30 degrees and up!
    Have a nice day.

    P.S. I have full respect of the CCCP and the Russian people and its big history accompanied with the Greek people.

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  61. Thank you for liking this post, Grazia.
    In Russia summer starts on the 1st of June because Russia is different from the European Union. We have our own calendar and traditions, our own history and views on life.
    In Moscow it is warm now, around 20 degrees, but not too hot.
    Shalom! Have a good weekend.

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  62. Thank you for your visit and friendly words, Giannis.
    I love Greece, have visited it several times: Athens and some of the islands, for example Hydra, Lesbos, Rhodos, and others.
    Your summers are really hot. Respect!
    All the best to you, with kind greetings from Moscow.

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  63. Yogesh D dijo:

    What a great post! Madam.🙏🌻 The summer season really means a lot. Who does not like to wear thin and short clothes? The fun of walking on the banks of the river is something different. The summer season really opens up all avenues for us.👌👌😊🌹

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  64. True, Yogesh, I also love the summer season, wearing light clothes, when walking outside. Thank you for supporting my blog. I appreciate it. All the best to you.

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  65. Yogesh D dijo:

    it my pleasure! ma’am🙏🙏🌻

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  66. Splendido post, le foto sono fantastiche, colme di colori che rappresentano l’estatre che è già arrivata. Complimenti Olivia. Un caro saluto, Grazia!🌻🌼🌻🌼🌻

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  67. Thank you for the comment and support of my blog. I appreciate it and wish you happy summer days, Grazia. 🌼🌻

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  68. leggypeggy dijo:

    Our Australia winter begins on 1 June. It’s already too cold for me.

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  69. So Russia and Australia are antipodes: 1st of June summer begins in Russia, winter begins in Australia. How many degrees have you got now, Peggy?

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  70. leggypeggy dijo:

    It will be 1°C overnight tonight and 0°C tomorrow night. It’s not horribly cold, but our houses are not well heated or well insulated. It makes a big difference.

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  71. This is very cold, Peggy. I did not know that temperatures go so low in Australia. Could you insulate your homes better?

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  72. leggypeggy dijo:

    Our home is reasonably well insulated but many older homes are not and are hard or expensive to change.

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  73. Were the winters warmer in earlier years, or why are many houses not well isolated?

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  74. ahmedmiloud dijo:

    Привет. Замечательная ваша статья. Это заставляет меня хотеть путешествовать далеко от Алжира. Спасибо за посещение моего блога.

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  75. Привет Ахмед. Спасибо за добрый комментарий. Я радa, что в Алжире люди ещё изучают и говорят по-русски. Это наши старые добрые советско-алжирские связи. Они к счастью до сих пор живы.

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  76. Здравствуйте Ахмед. Я написала Вам комментарий на французском и русском языках в блоге, статья «Свобода слова в Европе». Комментарий не виден. На модерации или в мусорку? Я заметила, что все мои русские комментарии исчезают в WordPress. Это знаменитая «свобода слова» в демократии. Вы можете говорить на всех языках – кроме русского!

    Вот мой комментарий:

    «Merci pour cet article intéressant, Ahmed. D’après mon expérience, il n’y a pas de liberté d’expression en Europe. Si j’écris ce que je pense, je serai puni en Europe.»

    «Спасибо за интересную статью, Ахмед. По-моему, в Европе нет свободы слова. Если я напишу то, что думаю, меня накажут в Европе.»

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  77. Dilip dijo:

    Nice blog and lovely posts. 👍

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  78. Thank you, Dilip. I appreciate your comment.

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  79. Отвечу поговорками на поговорки.
    «Волков бояться – в лес не ходить», «Семерых одним ударом» (это про мух).

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  80. Спасибо, Галина. Я тоже отвечу поговоркой:

    «Умножил бог лето мухами, а зиму морозами.»

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  81. Olivia, what a gorgeous post! ❤ The scenery, art, and music are all enchanting! Thank you for sharing this! Summer here is the rainy season, and everything is a vibrant green! All the best! Wishing you a lovely summer!

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  82. ❤ Спасибо, Шерил, я радa, что тебе понравился этот пост. И тебе прекрасного лета.

    ❤ Thank you, Cheryl, I am glad you like this post. A wonderful summer for you, too.

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  83. stolzyblog dijo:

    White nights in Karelia == that is my favorite summertime destination. (Nochii byeli v Karelya) 🙂

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  84. Karelia is beautiful. Thank you for the comment.

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  85. Ankur Mithal dijo:

    The thought of vast open spaces in Russia in the summer seems mesmerizing. We have been exposed to great Russian writers who have left some indelible impressions on the mind. Your posts reinforce those images.

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  86. Thank you for your comment, Ankur Mithal. I am glad you like Russian open spaces and Russian writers. We can learn so much from them. Have a good day.

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  87. Diti Sen dijo:

    Very interesting reading about life in Russia!

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  88. Thank you, Diti Sen.

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  89. selamat menikmati musim panas , bersenang-senanglah, tabik.

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  90. Я тоже желаю Вам хорошего лета. Спасибо за добрый комментарий.

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