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Almost Cosmic Tuvan Throat Singing

image-2520Tuvan throat singing is a special singing tradition in which the sound is produced not in a familiar to us way, but using a throat, causing amazement of the audience. Aldar of Chirgilchin group in Ustuu-Huree festival in Chadana, Tuva, Siberia. By Onesecbeforethedub (CC, flickr) Tuva is a republic in Siberia (Russia) that is ...

Traditional Russian dance songs

image-4532 Traditional Russian dance songs. Photo of the early 20th century   by Agata S. (flickr, CC) Originally dances in Russia were ceremonial in nature and were confined to working on fields and various celebrations. The most popular in Russia dancing genre called plyaska. Most often it is a dance of one person - a young ...

Russian love songs

image-4535 Lyrical songs of the Russian people force you to think. They are plangent, with their own special style of narration. Their poetic language often hides deep feelings, mourning and suffering. Not knowing about the special symbolism of these songs, it is sometimes difficult to grasp and understand their meaning. Feelings of ...

Sea of Azov

image-4527 This is a sea you should definitely visit by ŶΣŅΡǾΧ (CC, flickr) The Sea of Azov is situated in the eastern part of the European continent and it is connected to the Atlantic Oceannot directly but through a whole chain of the straits and other seas. Today, the Black Sea deluge hypothesis is popular, ...

Russian megaliths

image-4522 Megaliths are constructions created by ancient people that are found all over Russia. Megaliths were built from very large stones that are assembled together in a special manner, without using any cement. Megaliths could be both “houses” made of stones, as if built by giants, and single stones or groups of ...

Red Beret: The Real or Nothing

image-4500One cannot simply get the red beret, he must fight for the right to wear it. The commandos of the Russian Special Forces (spetsnaz) who gain this right become living legends. It could be assumed that currently there are no more than 1000 owners of the red berets in Russia. The origin of ...

Typhoon Class Submarine

image-4492 The Typhoon class submarine is the biggest submarine in the world. As the United States deployed the Ohio class submarines equipped with nuclear missiles, the Soviet Union began to develop heavy underwater cruisers superior to the Ohio class. by unknown author In fact, the official name for the Typhoon class submarine is the Project ...

Top 10 popular Russian pop songs

image-44861. Elka - Provance Elka is a pseudonym. The real name of the Russian pop singer is Elizaveta (like one of the Russian empresses). A nice combination of good vocals and originality. Elizaveta moved from Ukraine to Moscow. The song is about freedom, the opportunity to go on holiday wherever you want. And what ...

Russian Anthem

image-4517 There was no Russian anthem for young women's World Hockey Championship in the United States. But that did not stop the girls:

Traditional Russian songs of the late 19th century

image-4481 The 19thcentury was the period of the heyday of Russian songs. In the musical sense, traditional Russian songs of the 19th century are originals songs with folk motifs. Composers and poets of that time consciously imitated folk songs, bringing into them the colors from folklore. For this reason, today many of ...
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