EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis).  For decades the whole civilized world, as Christmas time was approaching, had a very time-honored habit, the habit of celebrating this holiday with classical music and ballet, much of which originated in Russia. It was not the fact that it was composed by a Russian composer or performed initially by the famous Bolshoi Ballet; it was the fact that this music and ballet represented the apotheosis of Western civilization.  And so we celebrated Christmas with the best music our civilization had to offer.

Until the barbarians entered the gates.  And they started canceling what their uneducated minds could not accept as the product of the Russians – as part of the Western Civilization.  Because in their unworthy, barbarian, minds, the Russians were to be reduced to nothing.  We Greeks have experienced many times in our long history, numerous barbarians who believed they were powerful enough to eliminate our language and our centuries of high culture.  They all failed miserably and they soon reverted to copying our art, our theater, our Church psalms, not to mention our philosophy and poetry and the rest. 

Enjoy the glorious Russian Ballet and Music we all loved to listen to and watch before Christmas in the videos below. 




  1. Thank you for posting beauty and culture. It’s been erased in America by the clowns in power who have destroyed our nation and shamed American citizens. Christmas in Bethlehem is cancelled. Shame. Many tears.

  2. Thank You again Nick , and in the spirit of Christmas orthodox Christians of America and world should not allow a Fascist empire of America to cleanse the Russia Culture , Religion, and its people from the world to replace it with a Global culture of oppression and evil !

  3. How beautiful the Russian culture is, truly exemplary and holistically ethereal in Christ, the Theotokos and our Orthodox saints.
    If you have Spotify, you can listen to Russian Orthodox Christmas music and hymns, absolutely divine!

    Ευλογημένα Χριστούγεννα!
    Blessed, Merry Christmas! 🎄


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