Archive for May 11th, 2011

Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Spain

May 11, 2011

Archaeologists, looking for ancient settlements, chanced upon 25,000 year old cave paintings a few weeks ago in a northern Spain. The seriously deteriorated paintings depict horses and human hands. Exploration of the site continues. (source: Reuters, May 4, 2011)

Early Soviet films on YouTube

May 11, 2011

Are you a fan of Soviet cinema? Well now you have a chance to watch some classic works produced by the production company giant Mosfilm on YouTube (www.youtube.com/mosfilm).  In an attempt to prevent illegal uploads of their films, Mosfilm has released 50 titles and will continue to upload 5 additional titles each week until they have streamed over 200 of their classic film. Most videos are subtitled in English with Cryllic titles.  Mosfilm has uploaded some of their classics but also musicals, fantasies, action and adventure flicks. (source: Wall Street Journal,  May 10, 2011)