Russian Folk Songs

Russian Folk Songs

Ethnic Russian music specifically deals with the folk music traditions of the ethnic Russian people. It does not include the various forms of art music, which in Russia often contains folk melodies and folk elements or music of other ethnic groups living in Russia.

Read more about Russian Folk Songs:  History, Ethnic Styles in The Modern Era, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music

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