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Ne ver' moj drug, ('Do not believe it, my friend') (1869) Op. 6 no.1

Ne ver' moj drug, ('Do not believe it, my friend')

Ne ver' mne drug, kogda v izbytke gorja
Ja govorju, chto razljubil tebja!
V otliva chas ne ver' izmene morja,
Ono k zemle vorotitsja, ljubja.
Uzh ja toskuju, prezhnej strasti polnyj,
Moju svobodu vnov' tebe otdam.
I uzh begut s obratnym shumom volny
Izdaleka k ljubimym beregam.

Do not believe it, my friend

Do not believe it, my friend, when in bitter torment
I say that I do not love you any more!
Do not believe the deception of the sea as it ebbs away,
It will return to the land, loving once again.
I long for you once more, full of my former passion,
And again I will yield to you my freedom.
And once again, the loud waves rush back
From far away to their beloved shores.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. His works are still among the most popular music in the classical repetoire, and he is widely acknowledged as the first Russian composer to make a lasting international impression.

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910, and his miss of the prize is a major Nobel prize controversy.

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