Voices from Russia

Monday, 26 January 2015

26 January 2015. Some of My Favourite Things… Singer Demis Roussos Dead at 68

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Le Grec

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My Friend the Wind

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Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye… my personal fave

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My Reason 

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Quand je t’aime… my fave of his French recordings

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Someday, Somewhere

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Comme le vent d’hier

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Mourir auprès de mon amour

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Morir al lado de mi amor

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Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun

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Read thisthis, and this. One of my fave singers, Demis Roussos died at 68. He was Greek, but based himself in France, so, he wasn’t well-known in the USA, but he sang in several languages, including English. He was one of the best of the 60s generation of pop singers… we’ll all miss him. Opa! for a life well-spent… light a candle for Demis and ask your priest to say Pannikhida for him (his Christian name was Artemios)… yes, like most Greeks, he was Orthodox.

May God grant the Servant of God Artemios rest, in a place of verdure and refreshment, where sorrow and sighing have fled away…

Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη! Вечная память!

BMD

Monday, 6 October 2014

6 October 2014. From the Russian Web… Have a Smile… Bonya and Kuzmich Mug Up a Nyusha Song

00 Bonya and Kuzmich. 13.08.14

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Here’s a real song by Nyusha

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I wrote earlier:

Bonya and Kuzmich are a parody duo from Perm… their vKontakte page is here. Have a smile… the days are evil, so, we need to laugh TWICE as much as we do in more normal times. This is a hoot… laugh good n’ hearty… isn’t this just like some of the better stuff on KVN? Have a care, kids…

We especially need levity at gut-wrenching times like this. There’s nothing wrong with it…

BMD

Friday, 5 September 2014

5 September 2014. Sov Pop Stars of the 80s Rock the Old Sov Anthem

00 Konstantin Kinchyov

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Pop stars of the 80s rock the old Sov anthem. Most people in the USSR were patriotic… there weren’t any political prisoners left by the end of the 80s. Don’t listen to lying shits like Potapov… he had the effrontery to be disrespectful to Patriarch Aleksei Ridiger in public (at Georgetown U, where the whole world saw him criticise our patriarch at the behest of his CIA paymasters). Don’t listen to those who dragged our Church through the mud via their alliance with Western intel agencies, K Street stink-tankers, and the Republican Party. Today, the people of Novorossiya want the USSR back… they want a Soviet state with justice for all, honour to Christ’s Church, and a fair share-out of goods. That’s NOT what the Republican Party wants…

BMD

Saturday, 16 August 2014

16 August 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Bayan Miks (Reprise)… GOOD Clean Russian Fun

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Bayan Miks with President Putin at the Winter Olympics in Sochi

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Bayan Miks is joined by mime/KVNshchik Yuri Askarov (the “Russian Mr Bean“), along with Svyatoslav Sergeyevich Voitenko… Sergei Voitenko’s son… there be a future for bayanists…

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Karnaval

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Bayan Miks does the “Zorba thing”

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In this time of war and crisis, it’s imperative that we step away from it from time to time… at the height of the Blitz, Brits sang and smiled with George Formby… that was a HEALTHY thing. Have a smile…

BMD

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