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  • Paul W Goldschmidt
    I am assuming that you already read the Wikipedia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skomorokh -- Paul
    Message 1 of 45 , Jan 18, 2008
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      I am assuming that you already read the Wikipedia?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skomorokh


      -- Paul

      At 09:07 AM 1/18/2008, you wrote:
      >Does anyone know anything about the Skomorokhi?
    • aldo
      U re right. The Bear Academy was located in the present-day Belarus in the town of SMORGON not far from Vilnius. It was one of the sponsored activities of the
      Message 45 of 45 , Jan 27, 2008
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        U're right. The Bear Academy was located in the present-day Belarus in the town of SMORGON not far from Vilnius. It was one of the sponsored activities of the Radziwill family's.
        Ciao

        Aldo
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        From: S. Butler
        To: sig@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 9:01 AM
        Subject: [sig] Re: possibly obscure Russian question...



        I'm separated from my books, but I remember that Poland had a long
        history of training performing bears. I think one of the more standard
        books even mentioned a bear-training academy.

        If bears are portrayed as slow, clumsy, and/or stupid in folklore, it is
        either by people who didn't know bears very well, or just a playful
        literary license (in the same way we portray bears as cuddly 'Teddy
        Bears' or lions in 'The Lion King.') Bears are very intelligent (ask
        any park ranger out west), and can move _very_ quickly over short
        distances.

        Leszek/Steve
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