I have started to listen to a lot of Russian music. Strangely enough, what I like in Russian does not neccesarily correspond to my general taste in music I find it however very sad, that I know next to nothing about Russan music, or culture in general, given that we all seem to know so much about American culture, so anything I hear is like a new shiny toy. One of my absolute favorites right now is " The Cranes" or "журавли". It was originally recorded by the Jewish, Russian singer and actor Mark Bernes shortly before he passed away, and it was played in his funeral. It was also used in a film and became hugely popular. I have chosen a recording by the three-girl-group Cerebro, both because I find it incredibly beautiful, but also because it has texts in both Russian and English. Enjoy!