Family Homesteads

Soul Mates [mp3 download]

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Great [C] battles did we overcome ‘tween [Am] forces light and dark,And [F] on our earthly bodies made brave [C] victory its mark,Lo all hell and evil’s ills yay made it still we through,Remembering for evermore all that is good and true.One [F] maiden’s brightest courage lit a [C] star for me to find,[Am] Cleanly […]

Family Homesteads

Translating родовое поместье

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“Family homestead” is a better and more accurate translation of родовое поместье (rodovoe pomestye) into English. Let me present my arguments. First, поместье is not an entirely new word. It has a historical meaning, similar to “homestead” (USA) and “estate” (UK), regarding an allotted plot of land to be developed by the recipient as a […]

Family Homesteads

Veche

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In ancient times in Russia, the veche (вече) was conducted twice a year, at the spring and autumn equinox, or when there was urgent business to address. The elders (старейшины) from each village gathered together along with their helpers, not more than about five people from each village. There was no chief at this kind […]