Dienstag, 26. Januar 2016

Русская азбука в песнях - Russian ABC in songs

The third letter is В
- it looks like our "B", but it is "W" in Russian -

Now it will be difficult: the Russians don't know the letter C.
And: the Latin alphabet has 26 letters,  the Russian alphabet has 30 letters 
and two especially signs for hard or soft pronunciation. 
Beginning today, I will take always the letter, what is on the place of the Latin ABC.

W (в) is for валенки (walenki) - traditional felt boots

Here you can see pictures of them.

I've chosen the traditional song "Bаленки".
Sings the legendary Russian folksinger Lidija Ruslanova.

(She sang this song on April 2 in year1945, in front of the Reichstag in Berlin)

Posted for Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday

PS: one visitor has corrected me:  there is a letter analogous to "C".
 That is "Ц" and it stand at the  end of alphabet. For me Russian is a foreign language, I know this letter, but I had not thought, that is analogue to our "C".


  1. Eine schöne Melodie hat es schon obwohl ich kein Wort verstehe ;-)

    Wünsche dir einen schönen ABC-Tag / -Woche
    ♫ M e l o d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. Thanks for the glimpse of another language for me.

  3. Enjoying the Russian music history!

  4. Ваше сообщение было хорошая возможность пересмотреть русский язык для меня

  5. Маша, возьми "Ц" за английскую С (на латыни ведь это читается как Ц). В русском алфавите 33 буквы, но на 3 из них нет слов - тут ты права. :)

    1. Thank you for correcting (write in English, that the other visitors can read it), but I wrote the alphabet on paper and count always 32 letters, or is "ё" an separate letter?
      Sigh - maybe it was not a good idea to play with Russian letters, but I know so many songs, mostly more than one to all the letters...

  6. This is a great service you are providing, albeit difficult.

  7. I appreciate your work. To me it is DIFFICULT!