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Inspired by polish song “W poludnie” (At noon) played by Kazik (originally by K. Grześkowiak).

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Sobótka* z Bilczy (Bonfire from Bilcza) by Oskar Kolberg *Sobótka (plural: sobótki) is a name of bonfires in the Polish tradition, which were lit for various celebrations of pagan roots, for example, the Slavic summer solstice festivals (Noc Kupały, Noc Świętojańska, Иван Купала, Kupalo, Ivandan…). За рекой горят огни, Погорают мох и пни. Ой...

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“White-Eyed Chudinka” Vyacheslav Lulko’s illustration for tale “Mines of Chude” by S. Alekseev. White-Eyed Chude (Russian: чудь белоглазая) is a magical folk of Russian folklore (also Finno-Ugric and Sami folklore) similar to European fairies. Also they known as “elder folk” and divji ljudi - the wonderful folk. In Russian folk legends, the Chudes were described ...

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