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3 Best Russian-Language Songs of the 2010s Posted by on Dec 9, 2019


Picking the top songs of the decade is tricky—how do you even determine what makes a “top” track? Is it its popularity, impact, or commercial success? In putting together this list, I’ve selected tracks that I thought were representative of Russian-language music of the “teens” in some way. Naturally, my choices are subjective and by…

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5 Songs To Play At A Russian Wedding Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

Wedding party

Does your country have a list of songs that get (over)played at every wedding? This is also the case in Russia. While this list will vary from wedding to wedding, here are five songs you’re likely to hear. Муслим Магомаев, “Свадьба” We have featured Soviet crooner Muslim Magomaev (Муслим Магомаев) on this blog. This Soviet-era classic is…

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Five Soviet Divas to Sign Along To Posted by on Mar 21, 2016


A little while back, we talked about famous crooners from Russia and the former USSR. There are also plenty of female singers who left their mark on the popular music of the Soviet period. I will share five as a teaser, but there are, naturally, many, many others. I hope this post inspires you to…

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Where are These Famous Russians Today? Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

Anna Chapman, Garry Kasparov, t.A.T.u, and Gorky Park – whether you are into sports, politics or music, you are most likely familiar with these Russian names. Over time, careers and audiences of these Russian celebrities have gone through major transformations but all of them remain in the public eye to this day. Ex-spy Anna Chapman…

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Learn Russian in 5 Minutes a Day Posted by on Jun 14, 2012

How much time do you spend learning Russian? Пол-часа, час, два часа? (Half an hour, an hour, two hours?) Do you spend this much time каждый день, пару раз в неделю, раз в неделю (every day, a couple of times a week, once a week)? In other words, do you spend enough time studying…

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The Amazing Russian Pop – 80s Edition Posted by on Jul 5, 2011

I’ve been very busy «на прошлой неделе» [last week]. What was I so busy with you might ask. Well, I was wasting time doing research on YouTube. All those hours of watching and yes, singing, Russian hits from late 80’s and early 90’s… I am no «меломан» [audiophile]. Instead, «что для меня ценно» [what matters to…

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