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Can you tell me what these songs are?


I really don't want to spam here but I have long been listening to this youtube video where I guess a number of Russian folk songs are combined into a cover (and I know this band is quite offensive for many Ukrainians due to what they support). Can you please tell me the song names?


Thank you in advance!

November 21, 2015



0:41 - Смуглянка by Yakov Shvedov and Anatoli Novikov (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p7dJN2UjAw)

0:55 - Тёмная ночь by Vladimir Agatov and Nikita Bogoslovsky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vRYwaJC5FY)

1:50 - Вечный огонь by Evgeni Agranovich and Rafail Khozak (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBXwgZ5DfPo)

2:28 - Er. Well, this one's actually the Soviet March theme from Red Alert 3, written by James Hannigan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDQ7hXMLxGc)

3:12 - День победы by Vladimir Kharitonov and David Tukhmanov (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHo2skHHi_g)


Большое спасибо! Yes I knew Katyusha and the one from Red Alert. I can't thank you more, really.


No bother at all.

I actually found the inclusion of that RA3 theme quite touching. It still signals reverence to the subject material, but the song's tongue-in-cheek nature connotes reluctance to deify the act of aggression itself. Funny how referencing such a goofy game on a touchy topic like WW2 can be so tasteful.


Was Vladimir Kharitonov any relation of Leonid Kharitonov, do you know?

I knew the tune of the third one but had never seen the name before.

@iamduygu, very nice, thanks!


No immediate relation, as far as I can tell. Leonid Kharitonov the actor (born 13 years after Vladimir) had only one brother, Victor. Leonid Kharitonov the baritone singer (born 10 years after Vladimir) was the only child in the family.


Thanks, I didn't realize there was an actor with that name. Of course I was referring to the great Red Army Choir soloist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q2ijYcbuxc


The first one is Катюша, yes. It was the first Russian song I memorized the lyrics of. (I think I was 15 when I memorized the lyrics, haha). But I'm asking about other songs covered in this video.

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