How delightful are evenings in Russia

This collection was made for us by the Russian translator of my book.

This year we marked, somewhat quietly, the 20th anniversary of the second (unofficial) anthem of Russia. Composed in 1996 by Alexander Dobronravov in New York City (of all places!) where he was on a long business trip recording music, this song elicits a lot of purely Russian sentimentalism,  but the song itself just gives you a lot of fun and relaxation.

Enjoy:


(the first performers)

(video clip after a TV series)


(young saxophonist)

starting with 1:17

(amateur singers beat all professionals!) – от души!


(Obama singing for Putin) – it’s a joke

The song is liked by everyone – from youngsters dancing to the tune

to VERY OLD people singing to a folk instrument band:

 

Lyrics in English.

How delightful are evenings in Russia…

Love, champagne, sunsets, quiet town streets,

Ah, beautiful summer, sunsets and walks,

 

How delightful are evenings in Russia…

Dances, beauties, waiters, cadets,

And Waltzes by Schubert, and crunch of French  baguette

Love, champagne, sunsets, quiet town streets,

How delightful are evenings in Russia

 

How delightful evenings in Russia…

In the sunset glare of flames over the summer,

And the sky is as blue as the Russian poet’s eyes

How delightful are evenings in Russia,

 

It doesn’t matter that all is a dream and love is a game

and that my feelings and embraces means nothing to you

In this and in other world I will always remember

How delightful are evenings in Russia.

 

It doesn’t matter that all is a dream and love is a game

and that my feelings and embraces means nothing to you

In this and in other world I will always remember

How delightful are evenings in Russia.

 

Как упоительны в России вечера,

Любовь, шампанское, закаты, переулки,

Ах, лето красное, забавы и прогулки,

Как упоительны в России вечера.

Балы, красавицы, лакеи, юнкера,

И вальсы Шуберта, и хруст французской булки,

Любовь, шампанское, закаты, переулки,

Как упоительны в России вечера.

 

Как упоительны в России вечера,

В закатном блеске пламенеет снова лето,

И только небо в голубых глазах поэта-

Как упоительны в России вечера,

 

Пускай все сон, пускай любовь игра,

Ну что тебе мои порывы и объятья,

На том и этом свете буду вспоминать я

Как упоительны в России вечера,

 

Пускай все сон, пускай любовь игра,

Ну что тебе мои порывы и объятья,

На том и этом свете буду вспоминать я

Как упоительны в России вечера…

Thank you for your time

Scott

P.S. Also, a videos provided by Uncle Bob

the most well known video of it on Youtube.

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