It appeared in the 1953 film Tonight We Sing, performed by Italian American operatic bass and actor Ezio Pinza.
The picture was a semi-biography of Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin who famously sang and, during the early days of recording, recorded the song for HMV/Victor.
In 1993 the Welsh tenor Wynford Evans sang "Kalinka" at Cardiff Arms Park Stadium accompanied by the largest ever male choir of 10,000 voices, known as the World Choir.
I’m sure some linguistics professor would be happy to enlighten me on the origins of that Russian phrase, but I’m too busy to track one down. If you want to convey in Russian something along the lines of, “I’m gonna let him have it! ” you could say, “I’m going to show him Kuzkin’s mother!
” For example, if my girlfriend tells me that the guy sitting next to her in class copied her answers and she somehow got in trouble for it, I’d say, “I’m gonna show him Kuzkin’s mother!
All male names can be used to form patronymics (for both men and women) with the help of special suffixes that are explained in a different lesson.
You can look up names starting with desired letters by clicking on a link in the menu: Uncommon. This name commemorates the creation of the former Soviet state.