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Russian Folk Song Porushka-Paranya
Description: Listen to the beautiful Russian folk song Porushka-Paranya, a very old Russian love song, dating to the early 18th century. The endings of many words in this song are difficult to translate literally as they are signs of affection. A woman named Paranya is asked why she loves her man Ivan. The answer is: for his curly hair and beard and special way of walking around the house speaking sweet words of love. Images that accompany the song are from an old Soviet Russian animated movie Snow Maiden (1952).