Beautiful tune sung by four Russian girls on a train. The song is an old folk song entitled “Beyond the Quiet River,” about Christian Russia. The girls form a singing group called Beloe Zlato, or “White Gold” in English. The name possibly is a reference to the White Russians who fought the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution one hundred years ago–I can’t say for sure–though doubtless if a singing group in America were to take the name “White Gold” they would immediately be branded as “Nazis.”
The video was initially posted by the Russian Faith website, which informs us that Beloe Zlato are “famous for performing in random places: in trains, in the metro, in malls, in the streets, outside in the falling snow – everywhere.” And by the way, Russian Faith is apparently now having some You Tube censorship issues, so enjoy the video while you can. I don’t know how much longer it will be available.