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A Milestone for Lady Tessie

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!….On Friday, July 8th Lady Tessie of Castle Gordon celebrated her 11th birthday in good health and good spirits. This year, surrounded by family and fans, this spry Spingset wonder received congrats and felicitations from … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Meatloaf

It’s 11:30 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday and there’s still time to make a touchdown of a meatloaf before the game! This traditional and delicious comfort food, credited to Jenny Jones is the perfect, simple and very American dish to … Continue reading

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Go Fig-ure

According to the dictionary, “figure out” can mean “get the hang of,” which is exactly what happened to me this fall when I enthusiastically pursued the art of making jam with figs. Some of these provocatively-shaped fruit may still hanging … Continue reading

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Tidbits (5 & 6) – Public Education and Military Schools

Catherine the Great was a passionate reformer at all levels of Russian education. In 1766 she remodeled the Cadet Corps to accept students before age eight and extended their curriculum through age 21. The boys, referred to as junkers upon … Continue reading

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Tidbits (4) – Education

Who would know? Russia was the first European country to offer state-financed higher education for women. By order of Catherine the Great, the Smolny Institute opened in the early 1800’s and operated until just before the 1917 revolution. Originally established … Continue reading

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Atelier Lobanovsky Arrives!

Welcome to the Launch of My Home Page! Your gateway to enjoying the Best of the Russian American Cultural Experience is www.marialobanovsky.com. I have lots of places you can visit. Below are selections for your adventure of choice: About Us … Continue reading

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