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Young Russian Women Singing a Folk Song - A Christmas Gift from Russia Insider

It will melt your heart

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Although it sounds like an old folk song, it is attributed to the popular Russian balladeer Sergei Trofimov (Wikipedia).  He released it in 2010 on his album "Nothing is Important" ("Всё не важно")

The name of the song is "Beyond the Quiet River"

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The song is about how when observing nature's beauty and praying, the author is filled with spiritual insight and love and his soul touches "that grand entirety which goes by the name 'Russia'"

The young women singing are sitting in a train compartment, and belong to a folk group called "White Gold", from Novosibirsk, Siberia.  They have a lot of great videos on Youtube listed on their Youtube channel.

Definitely worth a listen.  Merry Christmas.

Text follows below:

“Beyond The Quiet River”

Beyond the quiet river and birch grove
The first spring flower is bursting into bloom
And I am simply making a wish
And having crossed myself, I will glance to the East

The sky will be coloured (lit: colour itself) by scarlet dawn
And the eternal sun will rise over the world
And a white bird will fly over the earth
And bring God’s forgiveness from the heavens

And something big will make itself known to my heart
Such that it is not [possible] to take in in my lifetime
And it will become peaceful and sweet like in childhood
When my mother hugged me

A solemn prayer will flow with tears
Sadness will be filled with Christ’s love
And at that moment my soul will touch
The grand entirety with the name of Russia

Translation by John Wright - Please support his work on Patreon.

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