Voices from Russia

Monday, 1 September 2014

1 September 2014. From the Russian Web: Now, Here’s a New Meaning for “B & B”

00 Abu Simbel bayan and balalaika. 01.09.14

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It’s time to smile awhile… “B & B”… what’s that you say? Why, it means “bayan (Russian button accordion) and balalaika”… two of the main ingredients for a good old-timey old-school veseliya. Add some blini, kolbasa chock fulla garlic, smoked salmon n’ sour cream, with hot tea and cold vodka… now, that spells P – A – R – T – Y!

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Friday, 23 December 2011

23 December 2011. Video. “A War to End All Wars…”

War Loan: Everything for Victory!

Unknown Artist

1914-17

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from Nelson Eddy‘s film Balalaika (1939)

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“Romance” sung by Lyube from Admiral (2008), a film about Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak (1874-1920), one of the White Guard commanders

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War Loan: The Purpose of the Loan is to Speed Victory Over the Enemy

Unknown Artist

1914-17

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Zhanna Bichevskaya sings Вальс юнкеров (Белый вальс) (The Waltz of the Junkerov (Cadets’ Waltz))

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