Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Russian Rockers and Rappers Drew More than 10,000 to Donetsk Concert

00 dnr donetsk pr rock concert 300815

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V R Samoilov in Donetsk

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Yu D Chicherina… Please… in memory of the murdered children of Novorossiya

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Yu S Andreyeva with Arkhipelag in Donetsk on Victory Day (9 May 2015)

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Today, young people flocked to a large festival concert in Shcherbakov Park to celebrate Day of the Miner and City Day (30 August). On the main stage, rockers and rappers, both local and from Russia, appeared, amongst them, Yu D Chicherina, Yu S Andreyeva with Arkhipelag, and V R Samoilov (founder of Agata Kristi), as well as musicians from St Petersburg, Samara, and other Russian parts. The event was truly massive… it filled the entire park; several thousand surrounded the stage. Despite this, the situation remained calm and friendly. An entertainment programme preceded the concert. The first number was a show called “Extreme Power”, put on by Donetsk homies and visitors from Taganrog. Anyone could show off their skills, to see who got the most interest from the crowd. Then, the bikers roared in. The crowd went nuts over the Donetsk branch of the famous Night Wolves MC. Their presentation wasn’t as large as planned, because there were so many people in the park that there wasn’t enough space to put it on in its entirety. However, the main draw of the evening was V R Samoilov, the founder and frontman of the famous band Agata Kristi. Every time that he tried to leave the stage ended in a long photo-op with the crowd. Vadim Rudolfovich is one of the most popular musicians in the DNR; he just couldn’t deny his fans. Local pols and figures gave their greetings and speeches; all those taking part in the festivities expressed their desire for peace and gave encouragement to the Donetsk homies. D V Pushilin, Vice Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet, addressed the audience, “We have a dual holiday… Day of the Miner and City Day. Needless to say, for us, our miners and their work are fundamental to our republic… greetings, Donetsk, our mining land, on your holiday!” Currently, the concert is still going on. Meanwhile, the older generation is waiting for tomorrow. One of their faves is appearing in Donetsk, the Generalissimo of Crooners, Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation and of the DNR, I D Kobzon {click here for Somewhere Far Away, the theme to the famous TV show, 17 Moments of Spring).

29 August 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/obschestvo/koncert-rossijskix-rok-muzykantov-i-reperov-sobral-bolee-10-tysyach-chelovek-v-centre-donecka.html

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Russian Singer Yuliya Chicherina Doesn’t Care that She Browned Off Ukrainian Extremists

00 yuliya chicherina. russian rocker. 23.04.15

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Today, Russian singer Yu D Chicherina told our correspondent that she doesn’t care that she browned off Ukrainian extremists because of her support for Novorossiya. She said, “You have to take the criticism of these Ukrainian extremists ‘with a grain of salt’; they don’t like that I perform in [Novorossiya]. I’m not sorry that I lost this part of my audience”. Yuliya Dmitrievna is in the DNR to take part in two rock festivals. She went on to say, “I’ve said that I’m not against the Ukraine, but that doesn’t stop me from bringing love to the people of [Novorossiya]. I fell in love with this land… on 9 May, I’m going to give concerts in the DNR”. Today, Chicherina is performing at a rock festival put on by Novorossiya Rocks Radio, along with Vadim Samoilov, the frontman of Agata Kristi, and the rock group 7B, along with DNR rockers. Tomorrow, the Russian rockers will perform at the DNRok Festival, in the central square of Donetsk, to mark the International Day of Youth Solidarity.

23 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/russia/rossijskaya-pevica-yuliya-chicherina-ne-zhaleet-chto-lishilas-simpatij-ukrainskix-radikalov.html

Sunday, 8 February 2015

8 February 2015. Some of My Favourite Things… Gleb Matveichuk… Actor, Singer, Composer

00 matveichuk and makeyeva. 08.02.15

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G A Matveichuk with his wife A V Makeyeva sing Aliluiya at a special charity concert “The Road to Goodness” on TV Tsentr on Orthodox Christmas this year

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G A Matveichuk, N N Kadyshyova, and N V Baskov sing Broad River at birthday concert for N N Kadyshyova

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G A Matveichuk sings Do Not Leave at birthday concert for Ye P Krylatov (he composed the song)

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G A Matveichuk with his wife A V Makeyeva sing A Russian Waltz at the birthday concert of A N Pakhmutova (she composed the song and plays the piano)

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

25 October 2011. Video. Some of My Favourite Things… Valery Leontiev… He’s SO ‘80s… But He’s So Much FUN!

Valery Leontiev (1949- ), Russian mega pop star… he’s a ton o’ fun… and a People’s Artist of Russia. Imagine that!

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Here’s a fun nonsense song, Hafanana… just sit back and smile.

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Here’s a fun song, Kazanova, with English sub-captions. Enable the English-language captions by clicking on the “cc” button on the right-hand bottom side of the vid screen. The lyrics are also translated in the notes under the vid.

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This song’s serious… it’s called Confession. You can get sub-captions in the same way that you did on the previous vid. As above, the lyrics are also translated in the notes under the vid.

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Remember, happiness is the best revenge. Don’t EVER go about with a face like “a misery guts three feet long”… then, they WIN. Flip ‘em the bird and SMILE. Pass me the jug… the world’s still the same crank ol’ crazy place. Don’t let ‘em get to ya… live life to the fullest! Anyway… the Good Lord is with ya… NEVER forget THAT.

BMD

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