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Russian Tango Russian waltz Vladimir Visotskij Bulat Okudzhava Female Vocal Groups Russian Shanson Emigration songs Kuban Cossack Choir Eugene Onegin
Sinyavskaya Netrebko Bela Rudenko Anna German Rotaru Tolkunova Shulzhenko Lubov Kazarnovskaya Maria Bieshu
Joseph Kobzon Vladimir Troshin Yury Gulayev Hvorostovsky Boris Shtokolov Vyacheslav Dobryinin Alexander Vertinski Muslim Magomaev Letshenko
Russian Romances by Sergey Yesenin Moscow Nights Dark Eyes Those Were the Days Vot mchitsya troika potshtovaya Korobeiniki aka Tetris Music Russian sport songs Figure skating Navka - Basharov

My musical tastes are pretty antiquated: I like guitar and balalaika especially with orchestra like Osipov State Orchestra. See Balalaika Hits. For example My Star

Another Russian folk instrument called Domra also produces some impressive performances

A combination of singing with balalaika orchestra also can produce unique artistic impression, especially in cases when old Russian Romances are performed (for example, romances with Sergey Esenin's lyrics). YouTube have several pretty rare Osipov State Orchestra performances with Yuri Gulyaev -- an extremely talented star who unfortunately died early.

Several Russian songs became the part of world culture and often attributed to other countries. For example

Some great performances of old Russian songs available on YouTube are really touching especially in Basso Profondo and soprano renditions:

Tamara Sinyavskaya that I mentioned above in one of the Osipov orchestra performances ( Тамара Синявская У крыльца высокого) is one of the most impressive mezzo-soprano among the stars of Bolshoi Theater. See Romances. Usually Red Army Choir performances of Russian folk songs are of very high quality, for example:

Another less known but very interesting Russia Choir is so called Bolshoy Children Choir of the Central TV and Radio of the USSR. (now it exists under a different name). Here are some of their old performances that I have found on Youtube:


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[Jul 28, 2015] Georgy Sviridov

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[Jul 27, 2015] Б. Руденко Д. Гнатюк - Місяць на небі - ukrainian classical duet

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  • Микола Кондратюк - На долині туман
  • Юрій Гуляєв - Києве мій
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    She is like Russian Charles Aznavour

    [Jul 18, 2015] Random findings

    [Jul 16, 2015] Grigory Leps

    Vissotski remakes

    [Jul 16, 2015] Bela Rudenko

    Руденко, Бэла Андреевна — Википедия

    [Jul 15, 2015] Somewhere My Love

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    Golden Globe Award 1966 - Omar Sharif - عمر الشريف يتسلم جائزة جولدن جلوب 1966 - YouTube
    During Cold War, CIA used 'Doctor Zhivago' as a tool to undermine Soviet Union - The Washington Post

    [Jul 14, 2015] La Marseillaise

    [Jul 13, 2015] Vadim Kazachenko

    [Jul 11, 2015] Nicolai Gedda

    [Jul 11, 2015] Elena Kamburova

    [Jul 11, 2015] Evgenia Miroshnychenko

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    [Jul 10, 2015] Victoria Ivanova

    [Jul 7, 2015] Elena Obraztsova

    Elena Obraztsova documentary

    [Jul 4, 2015]

    [Jul 3, 2015] Tamara Sinyavskaya

    See also Wikipedia

    [Jun 30, 2015] Группа КВАТРО

    [Jun 29, 2015] Tumbalayka

    [Jun 28, 2015] Flight of the bumblebee

    [Jun 28, 2015] Виктор Гридин

    [Jun 27, 2015] Alsou

    [Jun 24, 2015] Graduation. Farewell to school

    [Jun 22, 2015] The Sacred War

    [Jun 20, 2015] Vladimir Bunchikov and Vladimir Nechaev and

    [Jun 16, 2015] Students songs

    Some links are broken as Google close some accounts or the account holder delete the item.

    [Jun 15, 2015] Zhanna Friske RIP

    После продолжительной болезни скончалась популярная российская певица Жанна Фриске RIP Жанна Фриске

    [Jun 10, 2015] Lyudmila Zykina

    [Jun 08, 2015] Maria Bieshu

    One of the best performers of Un bel di vedremo'

    [Jun 08, 2015] Chto stoish kachayas tonkaya ryabina

    Instrumental

    [Jun 08, 2015] Two Gitars

    [Jun 07, 2015] Deanna Durbin RIP

    Valeriy Meladze

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    [Jun 4, 2015] Yulia Mikhalchik

    [Jun 3, 2015] А он мне нравится

    [Jun 2, 2015] Tchaikovsky waltzes

    Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

    Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

    Swan Lake Waltz

    Valse Sentimentale

    Waltz of the Snowflakes

    Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin Opera - Waltz

    Valse-Scherzo

    [May 30, 2015] Valentina Lisitsa

    See also ValentinaLisitsa. On 2 June, Valentina Lisitsa will be performing a piano concertat the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada to celebrate Tchaikovsky's 175th birthday... See also amazing concert at train station Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody #12, played by Valentina Lisitsa on an amazing piano in St Pancras

    [May 23, 2015] Polina Gagarina

    Quote: "The Eurovision Contest certainly is as dreadful and cheesy as ever". And her song Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices (Russia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest did not impress me. I think Polina Gagarina is stronger in singing more serious songs such as Нет, не любил он, then Europop. But she definitely can do both -- see The winner takes it all

    Etc

    [May 16, 2015] Foreign songs popular in Russia

    [May 15, 2015] Vladimir Matetsky (composer)

    [May 13, 2015] Masha Rasputina

    [May 11, 2015] Leonid Kharitonov

    Classic

    Songs of war times

    Romances

    [May 10, 2015] Bulat Okudzhava

    [May 9, 2015] Victory day

    [May 06, 2015] Ekaterina Shavrina

    [May 05, 2015] Sati Kazanova

    [May 2, 2015] Bolshoy_Children_Choir_of_the_Central_TV_and_Radio_of_the_USSR

    [May 1, 2015] May 1 -- International Labor Day.

    April

    [April 15, 2015] Alla Pugacheva

    [Apr 07, 2015] Laima Vaikule

    [Apr 01, 2015] Russian Musical Humor

    Random findings

    Катерина Голицына

    Шаов - Транзитный поезд через Украину, Гужва - Еду домой

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    [Mar 25, 2015] Dina Garipova

    Dina Garipova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    [Mar 25, 2015] Maria Pakhomenko

    [Mar 24, 2015] Klavdiya Shulzhenko

    [Mar 21, 2015] Alexander Vertinski

    [Mar 20, 2015] Alexandr Gorodnitskiy

    Городницкий, Александр Моисеевич — Википедия

    [Mar 19, 2015] Valeriy Leontiev

    [Mar 13, 2015] Random findings

    [Mar 12, 2015] Irina Ponarovskaya

    [Mar 10, 2015] Fabrika

    [Mar 09, 2015] Larisa Golubkina

    [Mar 08, 2015] Andrei Mironov

    [Mar 08, 2015] Random findings

    [Mar 08, 2015] Foreign romantic songs popular in Russia

    International Women's Day (Wikipedia). See also http://www.internationalwomensday.com and http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/ "Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men." -- Joseph Conrad

    [Mar 07, 2015] Tatyana Bulanova

    [Mar 5, 2015] Tamara Miansarova

    [Mar 04, 2015] Random findings

    [Mar 03, 2015] Samotsvety

    [Mar 02, 2015] Vesylie Rebyata

    [Mar 01, 2015] Random findings

    Random findings

    [Feb 24, 2015] Maya Kristalinskaya

    [Feb 23, 2015] Red Army Choir

    Classic Russian songs and romances

    Leonid Kharitonov

    Etc

    Ukrainian songs

    [Feb 22, 2015] Anti War songs

    [Feb 20, 2015] Yuri Antonov

    [Feb 19, 2015] Vitas

    [Feb 14, 2015] Anna German (1936–1982)

    See also Anna German - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and СВЕТИТ НЕЗНАКОМАЯ ЗВЕЗДА

    [Feb 06, 2015] Russian sport songs

    Футбольный марш

    Алексей Гоман и Домисольки - Спортивный марш

    Закаляйся-Первая перчатка

    Герои спорта

    Звезда искусственного льда

    Людмила Гурченко Команда молодости нашей

    Да разве сердце позабудет...-Баллада о спорте

    Трус не играет в хоккей

    Высоцкий - Профессионалы (редкий вариант)

    ВЫСОЦКИЙ-ГИМНАСТИКА

    Вершина - Владимир Высоцкий

    Do svidanja, Moskva - Good Bye, Moscow

    Л. Сенчина и Р. Ибрагимов - Старт дает Москва

    Темп из к/ф Баллада о спорте (1980) Композитор: Александра Пахмутова Слова: Н. Добронравов

    Муслим Магомаев - Стадион моей мечты-1. Muslim Magomaev

    Мне