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Blatnaya Pesnya

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Blatnaya pesnya (‘criminal song’ or ‘underworld song’) is a Russian popular song genre with pre-revolutionary roots that achieved widespread popularity in the Soviet Union despite vigorous official attempts to eradicate it. As the genre...

Russkii Shanson

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Russkii shanson (‘Russian chanson’) is a Russian popular music genre that emerged in the early post-Soviet period and has since achieved widespread popularity across Russia itself and among Russian-speaking populations in other countries...