Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by Altheal » Tue, 19 Feb 2002 14:51:42


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>Just saw the awarding of the gold medals to S&P and was very impressed with

the grace and class shown by B&S (who were on the podium with them).  It must
have been really difficult for B&S, considering that they had
originally been declared the winners of the event.>>

Oh, I am SO glad that they did it this way.  I was so afraid that they were
just going to have S&P on the podium, and lead people to believe that S&P were
*the* gold medalists, that it wasn't a tie at all, that S&P were slam-dunk
winners.  And all the pressure on all the skaters has been just so much --
they're right, they're not film stars, or pr people, or anything like that, and
it must be hard to rise to the occasion (particularly, IMO, for B&S who must
set aside their thought that they won the competition, and who must do so in a
foreign land).  But putting B&S on the podium -- and giving them the
opportunity to show all their critics that they are being graceful -- is just
great.  :)

-- Kate

 
 
 

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by MaraE » Tue, 19 Feb 2002 17:26:46

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>The national anthem of the
>Russian Federation was played.  Berezhnaya sung it quite heartily and then
>Sikharulidze joined in.

Are there any Russian speaking lip readers  out there? ;-)  I'm curious if they
were singing the new Russian lytics, or the old Soviet ones.

Mara

<><

 
 
 

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by Rick » Tue, 19 Feb 2002 23:43:44

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>>The national anthem of the
>>Russian Federation was played.  Berezhnaya sung it quite heartily and then
>>Sikharulidze joined in.

>Are there any Russian speaking lip readers  out there? ;-)  I'm curious if
they
>were singing the new Russian lytics, or the old Soviet ones.

Maybe that's what Anton was joking about when he leaned forward by Elena.

- Rick

 
 
 

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by Erin Whit » Wed, 20 Feb 2002 01:11:57

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> >The national anthem of the
> >Russian Federation was played.  Berezhnaya sung it quite heartily and then
> >Sikharulidze joined in.

> Are there any Russian speaking lip readers  out there? ;-)  I'm curious if they
> were singing the new Russian lytics, or the old Soviet ones.

> Mara

> <><

Not a Russian-speaking lip reader, but I thought it was cute when Anton started
singing in Elena's ear halfway through the anthem - made me wonder.  Maybe she
forgot the new lyrics and he was helping her out?  Or maybe he was being devilish
and singing the old lyrics to make her smile?  Or just maybe, he's as fond of
making up parodies as are the denizens of r.s.s.i.f.!

Tink *~*~*

 
 
 

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by J.R » Wed, 20 Feb 2002 01:22:13

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>Not a Russian-speaking lip reader, but I thought it was cute when Anton
>started
>singing in Elena's ear halfway through the anthem - made me wonder.  Maybe
>she
>forgot the new lyrics and he was helping her out?  Or maybe he was being
>devilish
>and singing the old lyrics to make her smile?  Or just maybe, he's as fond of
>making up parodies as are the denizens of r.s.s.i.f.!

For those of us that don't speak Russian how do the lyrics go (old and new)?

Jim R

 
 
 

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by Strel » Wed, 20 Feb 2002 03:40:52

<<
Are there any Russian speaking lip readers  out there? ;-)  I'm curious if they
were singing the new Russian lytics, or the old Soviet ones.
 >>

I don't know the new lyrics (and I bet most Russians don't either), but they
were definitely singing the part about otechestvo nashe svobodnoe (our free
fatherland) from the old lyrics.  So unless some of the words were recycled . .
I think they were singing the old Soviet national anthem out there.

And incidentally, in all the times I've seen Soviets and Russians getting gold
medals at various international events, I think it's the first time I've seen
any of them singing along to their national anthem.  See how Americanized B&S
are getting?  :)

 
 
 

Hats off to Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze

Post by Erin Whit » Wed, 20 Feb 2002 05:10:02

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> <<
> Are there any Russian speaking lip readers  out there? ;-)  I'm curious if they
> were singing the new Russian lytics, or the old Soviet ones.

> I don't know the new lyrics (and I bet most Russians don't either), but they
> were definitely singing the part about otechestvo nashe svobodnoe (our free
> fatherland) from the old lyrics.  So unless some of the words were recycled . .
> I think they were singing the old Soviet national anthem out there.

Thanks for this.  I've said it before - it's great to come here to Usenet and find
people from other parts of the globe who can offer these tidbits of insight.

Tink *~*~*

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> And incidentally, in all the times I've seen Soviets and Russians getting gold
> medals at various international events, I think it's the first time I've seen
> any of them singing along to their national anthem.  See how Americanized B&S
> are getting?  :)