Find By Justin Wolff, Aug. 23, 2001

Find By Justin Wolff, Aug. 23, 2001

The FAQ web page at A Volga Girl: Overseas Bureau of Introductions (www. Volgagirl.com): Umm, what?

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Oh, cool. Exactly what about this Volga thing? Is not that the show tune about boatmen or something like that? Aren’t show tunes only a little, you understand, strange?

Don’t be considered a moron, idiot. “The Song regarding the Volga Boatmen” is really a people track through the Volga River Valley in western Russia. The song is just a recurring theme in The Volga Boatmen, Cecil B. DeMille’s very very very first individually produced, small-scale epic movie in regards to the Russian Revolution. DeMille saw the boatmen as “the individual mules of Russia”— the abused peasants of a aristocratic state. The Volga, by the way, may be the longest river in Europe. Continue reading