Paul In Russia
 
 
 
New Year's Parade Christmas In Belgorod
 
 
 
Christmas Bells
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
 
   
 
 
And though how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
 
 
 
Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
 
  
 
Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
 
 
 
It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
 
 
 
And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth" I said:
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
 
  
 
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!"
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Евгений Иванович Журавлев Photography
 
 
Evgenie Zhuravlyov's third photo exhibition opened last Friday at the The Russian Fund of Culture in the Belgorod region.  The exhibition is titled "Hello, my bother!".  There are 32 photographs on display. His exhibition will continue through the end of June. Address: Belgorodskay Oblast, Belgorod.Pobeda Street, 76. Phone number (4722) 35-37-30.