Voices from Russia

Sunday, 27 May 2012

27 May 2012. VOR Presents… Buranovskiye Babushki Landed in Moscow After Winning Second Place at the 2012 ESC

On 27 May 2012, at waiting crowd at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport greeted the successful Russian contestants at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, which ended yesterday in Baku. The Russian entry, the Buranovskiye Babushki, took second place in the final competition and won much love and admiration from all over the world. Their fans met the Babas at the airport with flowers, songs, and dances.

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At an impromptu press conference, the Babas told reporters that the flight went by very quickly and effortlessly, as they sang Russian and Udmurt folk songs as the plane took them back to Russia.

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At home in Buranovo, their families and fellow villagers are waiting for them; on Wednesday 30 May, they’ll lay the cornerstone for their new parish church in the village and the local Orthodox clergy will bless the site. This has been a long-cherished project of the Babas.

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Answering journalists’ questions, the Babas noted that they really liked Baku… they found the people there very hospitable, they had time to visit the old town, they visited the Orthodox church, went to the seashore and hunted for shells.

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According to the Babas’ producer, they’ve received many queries about a world tour. In Moscow, on 12 June 2012, the Babas will take part in concert on Red Square honouring Russia Day {the buzz has it that VVP wants to award the Babas a state decoration at that time: editor}.

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President Putin sent his greetings to the Babas, praising their successful performance at the ESC, expressing his intent to go to their village to get to know the singers personally.

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27 May 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/76158119/76158140/

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27 May 2012. Videos. How ‘Bout Some Songs by the Buranovskiye Babas?

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The Babas come in at 0:32… this is a gas!

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