Sibling Zoya and Valera, from the village of Brestchina, Belarus, are major Russian YouTube stars, with tens of millions of views for their renditions of Russian folk songs.
Their secret – they are completely authentic and sing with all their heart.
Listen to this one. It’s a Russian favourite, a Cossack song about war.
It was written by the Russian poet David Samoylov and is presented as an interior monologue of a soldier.
Smoking a pipe, he tells the story, hiding the heartache, preoccupied with the betrayal of his beloved. He seeks death in battle, waiting for it as if he were getting rid of his suffering.
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