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Who can understand Givi?

When I watch videos of Givi Tostykh I try as hard as I can but can't get a single word of what he's saying. Is it me or he invented a new kind of Russian? I don't get a single word, while I am dying to learn what is he saying every time... Mah, don't know what to think or do about it.

1 year ago

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I see now, his name is Mikhail Tolstykh (Givi). No, he speaks normal Russian, he just does not pronounce the sound "р" correctly, it is a pretty common speech defect. Maybe you just need to get used to his manner. Plus there are some special military words / expressions which a civilian may not know.

1 year ago

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Is Russian your first language? If so could you help us with some of the military vocabulary?

1 year ago

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yep russian is my first language, I can at least try to help you though I don't know too much about this subject

1 year ago

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what is his name again? could not google him so far

1 year ago

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He is one of the leaders of the Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine.

Гиви

Mikhail Sergeyevich Tolstykh Михаи́л Серге́евич Толсты́х

Givi on the right, Motorola (on the left) was killed this year.

For others looking for videos to watch for comprehension there are many of both of these men speaking on youtube but more on liveleak. Content is mature.

1 year ago

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I can write a transcript of what he is saying (at least I hope I will be able to, lol) if you give me a link to a clip

1 year ago

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I am not interested in the military language, but I would give you 50 lingots for the lyrics of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lrPvLlinqY

1 year ago

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I found these on the internet, but they do not correspond (except the chorus):

На горе стоял Казак. Он Богу молился,
За свободу, за народ, Низко поклонился.

Припев: Ойся, ты ойся, ты меня не бойся, Я тебя не трону, ты не беспокойся. :| 2x

А еще просил казак Правды для народа. Будет правда на земле — Будет и свобода.

Припев.

За друзей казак просил – Чтоб их на чужбине Стороною обошли Алчность и гордыня.

Припев.

Чтобы жены дождались, И отцы, и дети Тех, кто ищет правду-мать Да по белу свету.

Припев.

Для людей просил казак Да благословенья, Чтобы были хлеб да соль Во мирных селеньях.

Припев.

Чтобы крови не лилось У отчего порога, Чтоб да кривде не жилось – Он молился Богу.

Припев.

Так молился тот казак За землю родную, Что б не горе, не слеза Ее не коснулись.

Припев.

У Бога просил казак Правды для народа. Будет правда на земле – Будет и свобода.

Припев.

Ой-ся, ты ой-ся, Ты меня не бойся. Будет правда на земле – Будет и свобода.

Припев.

1 year ago

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I don't actually need to type it, here is the text. http://ruminus.ru/print.php?textid=112772 The videoclip starts in the middle of the second stanza. The only difference I hear is that they sing "на Донбасс" instead of "на Кубань" these days (I only hope they will not need to return to the Kuban version anytime soon). Btw, the whole scene looks like Mordor to me.

1 year ago

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It seems not so nice to me. I liked my first version better. anyway here's your lingots and spasibo bolshoy!

1 year ago

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you are welcome :) Here is one of the better performances imho https://youtu.be/0OIPsfAY404 Btw how do you give more than one lingot to someone?

1 year ago

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This song exists in hundreds of versions, it is kind of popular. Wait a little, I'll make a transcription of that one

1 year ago