Kalinka, Калинка…

Posted: August 8, 2010 in artem, Borodulin, International Skating Union, photo, Videos, Winter Olympic Games, Winter Sports

I’m from Brazil but I feel a close connection with Russia!  Russian people are fortunated with their culture, full of tradition, beauty and all what a russian one proposes himself to make, comes out well done! Wheter in sports or arts, russian people is known in over the world how people who give himself, of body and soul into everything they do! Artem is a good example!😀

Traditional music theres everywhere, but in Russia, its so strong, cause are songs too much beautyfull, and it arrives in far lands, like Brazil, where theres many people that plays and know lyrics of songs as Katiusha, Korobushka and…Kalinka! Kalinka should be the russian folk song most known and figure skaters seems enjoy a lot it! 

Kalinka was the Short Program of Artem in the 2009-2010 season: Golden Spin of Zagreb-Croatia (2nd), NHK Trophy – Japan (8th),  Cup of Russia (3th), Russian Championships (3th), World Championships – Torino (WD) and will mark an important moment of his career: his Olympic debut in Vancouver -Canada! Was with Kalinka that Artem got a lot of fans ( here in Brazil, you can’t imagine :D) with his lively skating.

Kalinka is a Russian song written in 1860 by the composer and folklorist Iva Larionov and first performed in Saratov as part of a theatrical entertainment that he had composed.Soon it was added to the repertory of a folk choral group.The refrain of the song refers to the kalinka, which is the snowball tree. It has a speedy tempo and light-hearted lyrics.  

                                                                            Калинка

Калинка, калинка, калинка моя!
В саду ягода малинка, малинка моя!

Ах, под сосною, под зеленою,
Спать положите вы меня!
Ай-люли, люли, ай-люли,
Спать положите вы меня.

Калинка, калинка, калинка моя!
В саду ягода малинка, малинка моя!

Ах, сосенушка ты зеленая,
Не шуми же надо мной!
Ай-люли, люли, ай-люли,
Не шуми же надо мной!

Калинка, калинка, калинка моя!
В саду ягода малинка, малинка моя!

Ах, красавица, душа-девица,
Полюби же ты меня!
Ай-люли, люли, ай-люли,
Полюби же ты меня!

Калинка, калинка, калинка моя!
В саду ягода малинка, малинка моя!

Kalinka (in english)

Little snowberry, snowberry of mine!
Little berry in the garden, my little!

Ah, under the pine, the green one,
Lay me down to sleep,
Ah, rock-a-baby,
Lay me down to sleep.

Little snowberry, snowberry of mine!
Little berry in the garden, my little!

Ah, little pine, little green one,                                                     
Don’t rustle above me,                                                                  

Ah, rock-a-baby,
Don’t rustle above me.

Little snowberry, snowberry of mine!
Little berry in the garden, my little!

Ah, you beauty, pretty maiden,
Fall in love with me,
Ah, rock-a-baby,
Fall in love with me.

Little snowberry, snowberry of mine!
Little berry in the garden, my little


A perfect performance in the Russia National 2009 * Its so cute see Elena Buianova and Tatiana Tarasova with him!

André Rieu and the St. Petersburg Trio playing the same version!

Irina Slutskaya performing another version of Kalinka, of the Russian Arm Choir!

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