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Kalinka! Kalinka!

Where’d we find that perfectly Russian track for Russian Dance, our latest Starring You video? Well if you’re a fan of Russian folk dance, the answer is obvious… it’s the Kalinka, a song first written in 1860 by Russian composer Ivan Larionov. Don’t know your Russian theatrical history? You’ll probably recognize the ever quickening beat from sports stadiums all over the world. Here’s an epic version performed by the Red Russian Army Choir.

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