Voices from Russia

Saturday, 30 September 2017

30 September 2017. Some of My Favourite Things… I D Kobzon Sings Hava Nagila

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I D Kobzon, one of Russia’s most-loved singers, just turned 80! They had a big bash for him in Moscow… this is from his birthday concert. Iosif Davydovich is still going strong! He’s a Gosduma Deputy; he still performs regularly. Therefore, all the American hot air about Russian anti-Semitism is pure bullshit and lies. He’s on the American sanctions list because he’s a Donetsk homeboy and he supports the Donbass Orthodox socialist patriots in their fight against the American-led Uniate nationalist aggressors. I should also add that Iosif Davydovich holds the Order of Glory and Honour, the second-highest award of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias

Orthodox people… reflect on this… note that rightwingers like Victor Potapov and most of the Amerikantsy converts support the Uniate/schismo aggressors to please their neoliberal American masters. They support the murder of our Orthodox children in the Donbass by the Americans’ Uniate attack dogs (but they’re PRO-LIFE, dontcha know)… yet, they holler about communists being “murderers”. I call them hypocrites, liars, and frauds. I’m not alone in that…

Remember that Comrade Zyuganov isn’t only a believer… he’s a close personal friend of Patriarch Kirill… they don’t tell you that on the convert-run website Russian Faith, do they? It tells you much about their veracity and reliability…

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

27 January 2016. Some of My Favourite Things… Dmitri Khovorostovsky… One of the Sexiest Men Alive

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D A Khvorostovsky has to be one of the sexiest men alive today. Here, he sings one of the old standards (with English subs) with A Yu Netrebko at an outdoor concert in the Kremlin.

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27 January 2016. A Blast from the Past… Maya Kristalinskaya Sings “Я тебя подожду” (I’ll Wait for You)

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Lyrics:

I’ll wait for you; outside the window, in rain and in snow.

You looked at me

You searched for me everywhere.

I used to run, keeping you always in view.

Now, you’re not there.

For some reason, you’re not there.

I just want you to gaze at me.

Chorus: 

Outside the window, in rain and in snow,

it was time to sleep, but I couldn’t sleep.

Always the same yard, always the same laugh,

and I miss you a little bit.

I’m going out,

beyond my familiar haunts.

With Natasha at the cinema, I don’t hurry; I’m not with you.

But the windows of your quiet home

send your greetings

like the old guys still clicking their dominoes.

(Chorus) 

I go over and over

in the darkened courtyard.

You said you’d come, even though it’s night.

This evening to me

Is nothing but a grain of sand.

I’ll wait for you, only you, even if it’s forever.

(Chorus)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

3 March 2015. Some of My Favourite Things… Georg Ots sings “Что так сердце растревожено” (What So Stirs the Heart)

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G K Ots (1920-75), People’s Artist of the USSR.

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Let’s get away from the war for a moment… here’s one of the great Russian voices… G K Ots… singing one of the old romansy

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