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Gusli

Viktor Vasnetsov - Guslyary (Gusli musicians), 1899.
Viktor Vasnetsov – Guslyary (Gusli musicians), 1899.

Gusli

is one of the oldest musical instruments that have played an important role in the Russian music culture. The Greek historians Theophylact Simocatta and Theophan were the first to mention the gusli. During the war at the end of the 6th century, the Greeks took Slavonic prisoners and found a musical instrument named the Gusli. This corresponds to what the Arabic authors Al-Masudi and Ibn-Dasta mentioned in the 10th century.

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#RussianFridays: Day 1

Russian Fridays

The first rule of #RussianFridays is that there are no rules 😉 Continue reading #RussianFridays: Day 1

Russian Romance from “Possessed by the Gold”

Inna Kmit

A Russian romance from the “Possessed by the Gold” (“Во Власти Золота”, “Vo Vlasti Zolota”) 1957 Soviet film directed by Ivan Pravov. Continue reading Russian Romance from “Possessed by the Gold”