Voices from Russia

Friday, 25 July 2014

25 July 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… V K Troshin, the First Singer and “Owner” of “Moscow Nights”

00 vladimir troshin. 25.07.14

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The original recording of Moscow Nights by V K Troshin… most Russians will tell you that it’s the best one

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G K Ots’ rendition of Moscow Nights

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B T Shtokolov singing Выхожу один я на дорогу (Vykhozhu odin ya na dorogu: I Walk Alone Down the Road), one of the classic romansy

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Тишина (Tishina: Silence)… another song by Troshin

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Everybody’s heard of Подмосковные вечера (Podmoskovnye vechera: Moscow Nights, literally, Evening in the Moscow Suburbs)… but not so many people know of V K Troshin, the first singer of the song in 1955. That’s right… Moscow Nights isn’t a folk song, it’s a modern “composed” song (by the famous composer V P Solovyov-Sedoi). It’s one of the best-loved songs in the world… coming straight to you from the heart of the Evil Empire. Let’s be frank… life went on in the USSR… most people didn’t bother with politics, and if they “threw a pinch of incense on the altar”, the state left them alone. It wasn’t like what the Reagan Hard Right nutters said it was (nor was the USA like what Sov propaganda said it was… propaganda in the Cold War on both sides wasn’t overly convincing or particularly truthful).

Vladimir Konstantinovich “owns” this song… all Russians know that… now, YOU know that. His voice wasn’t as deep as B T Shtokolov‘s was, nor was it as powerful as G K Ots‘… but it had a soft lyricism not usually found in the bass/baritone range. By the way, he wasn’t a trained singer… he was an actor at the Moscow Art Theatre from 1947 to 1988. Perhaps, that’s why his voice doesn’t have that “studied” undertone that you find in most conservatoire-trained vocalists (indeed, it has more the aspect of speech, not song).

BMD

Monday, 21 July 2014

21 July 2014. Video. Four Ways of Saying “Glory to Rus!”

00 Crimea is now back home. 21.07.14

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This is from Arkona… yes, they’re rodnovery neopagans, but this is good hard-driving patriotic metal. Enjoy!

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Here’s an abridged version of the last chorus of Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar

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Here’s the full version of the Glinka… the conductor in this (and in the following) is Captain of the First Rank A А Karabanov (Honoured Artist of Russia), the director of the N A Rimsky-Korsakov Central Navy Orchestra 

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God Save the Tsar! Do note that the audience stands in respect, old-school patriotism still means something in Russia (unlike the USA, where “Greed is Good” selfishness has replaced patriotism and civic responsibility)… by the way, the Reds are patriots, they’re the FIRST ones to stand up!

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Four ways of saying “Glory to Rus!” Ura!

BMD

Saturday, 21 June 2014

21 June 2014. A Cabinet Reflection on Ukrainian Fascists…

00 hands on the piano. 21.06.14

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Trailer to The Pianist

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Stills from The Pianist with Chopin

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Chopin Nocturne In C Minor, Op 48 No from the soundtrack to The Pianist

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Chopin Ballade No.1 in G Minor, Op 23 from the soundtrack to The Pianist

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One of the Cabinet sent this:

I just finished reading The Pianist… some of the worst atrocities seemed to come from Nazi-sympathiser Ukrainians (the book covered the war years in Warsaw… 1939 until the defeat of Germany).

They haven’t changed their spots… pray for the suffering people of Novorossiya and for the repose of the souls of those murdered by the fascists tomorrow at liturgy. Let my right hand wither if I forget thee…

BMD

Monday, 16 June 2014

16 June 2014. The REAL DEAL About Odessa… Victory Day Broadcast from 2012

00 Victory Day 2011. 19.11.12

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Here’s a Victory Day broadcast from Odessa in 2012. One of the reasons that the USA calumniated V F Yanukovich is that he did two things that the Americans hated. Firstly, he unchained the canonical Church, giving it full media access for the first time since 1991 (they had more freedom in the USSR!). Secondly, he gave his blessing to magnificent Victory Day celebrations, which pissed off the Neo-Nazi Uniates. America rushed in to succor the squalling tantruming Uniate brats, who had gotten their own selfish way since 1991… which led to the putsch of 21 February 2014. It had nothing to do with “corruption” (Yanukovich was LESS corrupt than his predecessors were and his successors are). It had everything to do with rescuing the Uniate project… that’s what the present war is all about. It’s NOT about politics, Europe, or federalisation… it’s about whether what we know as the Ukraine shall be True and Orthodox or whether it’ll be Apostate and Uniate. Shall it embrace its history and Holy Rus, or, shall it embrace lies and papist subjugation? We’ll have to see…

Look at this. It’ll show you that Novorossiya is RUSSIAN. Seeing IS believing…

BMD

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