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The Carnival Night – 1956. Old Russian song about New Year

The Carnival Night – 1956

Produced by the same director, the story of this film tells us about the the manager of a cultural arts centre in Moscow, who refuses to approve and confirm the New Year’s Eve celebration proposed by his colleagues. He keeps on insisting that this celebration should be different and more serious. It may be difficult to understand all the humour and jokes in the film, especially if you’re not familiar with Soviet culture; however, it’s still worth watching if you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in Russia.

Let me sing a little song about time,
Only minutes left, just five, before the chime;
Let it fly across the planet,
Just for you I sing it gladly,
Just for you – this tune on fleeting time…

Only five minutes short —
Soon the clock will strike next year;
Only five minutes short —
Make up now, it’s only fair;
Only five minutes short…
Take as good a look as any:
Even these five minutes short
Could accomplish much for many…
Only five minutes short –
Soon the clock will strike next year,
Make up now, it’s only fair.

Я вам песенку спою про пять минут,
Эту песенку мою пускай поют,
Пусть летит она по свету,
Я дарю вам песню эту,
Эту песенку про пять минут.

Пять минут, пять минут —
Бой часов раздастся вскоре,
Пять минут, пять минут —
Помиритесь те, кто в ссоре.
Пять минут, пять минут
Разобраться, если строго,
Даже в эти пять минут
Можно сделать очень много.
Пять минут, пять минут —
Бой часов раздастся вскоре,
Помиритесь те, кто в ссоре.

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