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Ivan Rebroff in Memoriam. Степь да степь кругом

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Uploaded on Apr 30, 2008

Through Ivan Rebroff I had my first contact with Russian folk songs which I learned to love. On posting this video I intend to pay my unassuming respects to him. Most of background images are paintings by the following painters: Isaak Levitan, Viktor Skubak, Vadim Korobov, Valentin Serov, Ivan Shiskin, Anton Sergey, Mikhail Utkin, Svetlana Ivannikova, Alexey Savrasov, Mikhail Nestorov, Viktor Koshevoy, Konstantijn Youn, Nikolay A. Borisov and Nikolai Sverchvov.
"STEPPE ONLY STEPPE ALL AROUND"
Steppe, endless steppe,
the way lies far before us,
and in that dense steppe
a coachman lay dying.

He summoned up all his strength,
as he felt death approaching,
and he gave an order
to his comrade:

"My dear friend,
do not think of the bad times,
but bury me here
in this dense steppe.

Give to my wife
a word of farewell;
and give back to her
this wedding ring.

And tell her that I died here,
in the freezing steppe,
and that I have taken her love
away with me."

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