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Russkii Shanson

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

Blatnaya Pesnya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...