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1. Grace, Poise, and Firepower

Belarus opens Russia's eight annual tank biathlon with tutus and Swan Lake.

Tags: music, war, ballet, Tchaikovsky, tank
2. Sofia Gubaidulina

Listening to the intensely chromatic compositions of Sofia Gubaidulina can be challenging. You wouldn’t put her music on to relax or to be energized. As with any avant-garde work, taking it in can feel like work.

Tags: avant garde, dissent, composers, music
3. Even Communists Like Rock

A very uncharacteristic tweet about a famous Soviet rockstar has many Russians scratching their heads. Apparently, even communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov can't resist a catchy tune. 

Tags: twitter, perestroika, soviet era, music, rock music, Tsoy, communists, communism
4. Recovering from Covid? Bring on the Russian Ballad

A little levity can be good for the Covid blues, and expert Khadizhat Omarova of Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor has given a variety of advice to accelerate recovery. Why not give your lungs a good stretch and practice your folk song, too?

Tags: katyusha, music, coronavirus, covid 19, covid, folk song, song
5. "А знаешь, всё ещё будет!"

A poetic song about optimism is this issue's language study section.

Tags: music, language, film
6. Kicking It to Katyusha

At the end of May, a lucky Muscovite heard a ruckus outside his window…

Tags: movers, music, piano
7. Trolling Horse People

“For those not familiar with the lyrics of this song, I recommend it. It’s some horse people and absolute drivel. I simply don’t understand what it is. What is it about?... Somehow everything is very strange, mildly speaking.”

– On March 31, Russia’s Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko commented on the lyrics of “Russian Woman,” a song that the Russian-Tajik artist Manizha, who is known for her feminist activism, will soon be performing at Eurovision.

Tags: music, feminism, eurovision, manizha
8. Rocket Man Turns Elton John

The director of Roscosmos uses the organization's website to distribute his latest hits.

Tags: Internet, music, science, space
9. Handwriting and Siberian Pianos

In which we review Dina Rubina's Leonardo's Handwriting, and the nonfiction book, The Pianos of Siberia.

Tags: fiction, novel, music
10. Russian Music Making a Comeback

Over the past ten years, music made in Russia has become more popular.

Tags: russian music, music, rap, yandex

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