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Beautiful Soviet WW2 song

Discussion in 'Eastern Europe October 1939 to February 1943' started by cross of iron, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. cross of iron

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  2. cross of iron

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    Very nice tribute to the fallen Russian soldiers of WW2.. So many suffered such horrible deaths.. thanks for sharing



    Suzie
     
  4. tovarisch

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    Thank you for posting that tribute to the fallen soldiers of the Soviet Armed Forces. Both songs are quite moving, I must say, even now, on Victory Day, (May 9th) as I go round and I see all of these veterans, and one of those songs is playing, everything else kind of ceases to have a meaning.

    Anyways, those weren't the only beautiful songs of the Great Patriotic War, I'll just add some more If I may.

    "Smuglyanka-moldavanka"
    YouTube - Смуглянка-молдaванка + Lyrics

    (The lyrics aren't translated, but Google always has that function, just press translate and it'll do it for you I guess)

    There was this brilliant comment to accompany the song, I guess this was some American trying to act smart (Jesus, will this ever stop?)

    "You can say what you want, but the USA didn't have to build a wall to stop people from leaving. Actually, they had to build a wall to stop people from coming. Says a lot about where people are happier to live. As for rewriting history, I doubt any country in the world has the moral higher ground." - Lolek485

    I'm sorry, it's just that such comments make me retch as a Russian person, I find them highly offensive, and I can't just sit and look at them as if they're nohing.

    "Katyusha" - One of the more famous songs of WWII
    YouTube - Katyusha - Russian Red Army Choir

    "Get your greatcoat, we're going home"
    YouTube - булат окуджава "бери шинель, пошли домой"

    "The last fight, it's usually the hardest"
    YouTube - Последний бой он трудный самый из к/ф Освобождение

    "The last fight, it's usually the hardest" - by another artist
    YouTube - Любэ - Последний бой
     
  5. banzai

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    i really wish i could hav watched but cant as youtube isn't workin
     
  6. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Russia produced some great music during the war...I remember as a cold war warrior myself attending a concert by the Red Army Choir in Rheindhalen Hq Germany in 80's. Two supposded cold war enemies....At end of concert, singing and dancing...I've never heared such a roar when the choir in full uniform sang the Russian Anthem of the time...Surplised the choir and dancers too.
     
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    Wow, you actually got to witness the choir :) that must have been quite an experience. I thought there was no interaction between the East and West in the 80's, with the Wall and everything. Well, I thought it was minimal anyway. Turns out I was wrong.
     
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    No mate, the choir actually toured the UK in 80s at various times too. I saw them first while serving in Germany and twice more in Northampton a provincial market town in England. Always got a great reception and always sold out.
     
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    Tovarish;
    Thanks! The Russian music of WWII/GPW is indeed something special and if the Red Army Orchestra and Choir ever come to Minnesota USA I will be the first in line for a ticket. Or I might just have to travel to Russia when I retire. Why this huge outpouring of talent and passion during the 1941-1945 period? A quote used by Chevan on the "WWII in Color forum ". . . If, as Hitler claimed to believe, the Will was all-important, the Germans had already lost the war. For what could they put against the Russians' grim determination to defend the Motherland? Greed for territory and "Sklaven", a contrived doctrine of racial "superiority", some muddled prejudices against "Bolshevism". These things were valueless against the deep patriotism of the Russians . . ."

    "Barbarossa", by Alan Clark


    JeffinMNUSA
    PS. Have you seen this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrUjAz4Kh5A&feature=related
     

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