7 drinking songs in Russian

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Any post about drinking songs in Russian must start with this masterpiece: I’m in love with the пиво by Dadas Man. 😉 (Not seeing the YouTube videos? Click here.)   We’ll stick with beer for a while, moving on to the … Read More

Soviet rock bands: Кино

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Soviet Rock Bands You Should Know, Part 2 Кино It’s impossible to learn Russian and not know about Victor Tsoi. Totally impossible. You’ve probably heard it all before: Soviet rock star, frontman of the band Кино, half-Korean, killed in a … Read More

Soviet rock bands: ДДТ

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Soviet Rock Bands You Should Know, Part 1 ДДТ Okay, those glasses- I swear the lead singer of this band was my 7th grade math teacher. But if you look beyond thirty six years of frightening fashion choices, you’ll discover … Read More

Song: Zemfira- AIDS

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  Our apartment walls have heard a LOT of Russian music over the years. In the beginning it was just my husband, listening to the music he’d brought with him from Ukraine. I’d go along with whatever he had playing, … Read More

Song: Eastern Fairytales

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Take a listen to this silly but catchy song that hit Russian airwaves in 2006. It’s one of several remakes (including a slightly-off Dutch version) of the Persian-English song “Temptation”. The original version seems to be more about love than … Read More

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