English language songs

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Silver Convention - Fly Robin Fly

Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Up, up to the sky

Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Up, up to the sky

(long instrumental)

Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Up, up to the sky

ABBA - Take A Chance On Me

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(that’s all I ask of you honey)
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we’re together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
’cos you know I’ve got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I’m alone with you
It’s magic
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can’t let go

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line

Unknown Modеrn Talking

Our country is very reach on talents, but the most of them work as ordinal workers or servants without any hope to become famous. Here you can see one of these talents. Please, watch the video and estimate how difficult it is to maintain the rhythm in this situation:

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up

That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight, I'm
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much
I haven't said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Moscow

Medvedev and Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger are now visiting Moscow. He arrived on Sunday, 10th of October. It is his return visit (this summer Dmitry Medvedev visited California and met there its governor Arnold Schwarzenegger).

One of his main destinations during this visit is Scolcovo. Scolcovo would be as our authorities keep saying one of the world’s biggest technology, scientific and hi-technology business centers, it would be Russian “Silicon Valley”. That is why they are trying to get as much publicity to this project as possible. And I think that Schwarzenegger’s visit is a part of this strategy.

Also it is known that Medvedev and Schwarzenegger are now twitter friends. Medvedev even welcomed Schwarzenegger via twitter as the Californian governor had landed in a Moscow airport.

P.S. Photo in the beginning of this post was taken in California this summer (maybe in Silicon Valley).

The Soviet Army builds a pontoon bridge

I have just found a video where Soviet soldiers build a pontoon bridge across a river. This bridge length is at least two hundred meters, but it takes only seven minutes to complete this construction and to make it possible for a truck to cross the river.

I think this video was made somewhere in Europe (Germany or Czechoslovakia). And when I am watching such a video I understand why the Western states were so scared of the Soviet Army. It would take a week or two for the Soviet Army to reach Atlantic Ocean, if it was a World war.

Video with the pontoon bridge:

The steam locomotive in Moscow

A steam locomotive has been restored by RZD (Russian railways) and now it is used for excursions. I think it was made especially for the war veterans of WWII. It is some kind of a gift for the Victory Day (the 9th of May). Here are a record of its arrival or departure at the Kazan railway station:

P.S. I've heard that the same action (a restoration of a steam locomotive) would take place in the other division of the RZD - Sverdlovskaya railway with the HQ in Yekaterinburg. If it is so, I will try to take a look at this machine or even will go for a ride.


KrayIn the beginning of this month I watched a new Russian film “Kray” (the film director - Aleksei Efimovich Uchitel, the main role was acted by Vladimir Lvovich Mashkov).

This is a story of life and relations between different people in a distant Siberian settlement “Kray”. Some of them are exiles, other are security or ordinary workers. Another important point is that it is 1945. It means that it is a time immediately after the WWII and that lives of these people have been dramatically changed by this even and sometimes even their lives have been broken.

In this film you can see expressions of different fillings: love, hate, fear, jealousy and others. And it is not the only interesting thing in this film. The other one is an atmosphere of that settlement. You can see the way people lived there, their clothes, their food, their entertainments and so on.

The most tremendous thing of this film is steam locomotives. There are at least three or four of them in the film. These steam locomotives have different constructions but the common thing for all of them is that they are loved and adored by their mechanics and that they are full value participants of the whole story. These steam locomotives are as independent actors like human beings.

And also I heard that this film would be nominated for Oscar as the best foreign film. I wish this film authors and actors luck and success!

Belarus has found an alternative supplier

Alexander Lukashenko and Hugo Chavez

Historically oil from Russian oil fields was a raw material for petroleum refinery plants in Belarus. But now due to different political disputes with Russian government and personal clashes between President Alexander Lukashenko and Prime-minister Vladimir Putin there is shortage of oil for the plants. But I am not sure that it is so, because nobody has cut off supplies, nobody even has promised to cut off these supplies. The only thing is that Russian authorities have decided to charge oil with custom fees (previously these supplies were almost free of charge).

Anyway during the last visit of President Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) to Belarus there was decided to expand supplies of oil from Venezuela to Belarus for Belarusian petroleum refinery. Moreover Hugo Chavez promised that Belarus would not have any problems with oil supplies in the next two hundred years. As well he added that it is his contribution to anti-imperialism struggle.

Do they know that Venezuela as far from Belarus as almost it possible? And that Belarus doesn’t have any sea ports at all? I think that they know these facts and that the only reason for these agreements is to tease Russia and to show that maybe it has money and power, but it is not the only party to negotiate with.

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