2011/07/04

Russian Women Prove It's Hip To Be A Babushka : NPR

Just listen to these voices!

Russian Women Prove It's Hip To Be A Babushka : NPR

And be sure to watch the YouTube video of these "babushki" — all of them in their 70s or 80s — performing for Eurovision.

I just read Ludmilla Petrusheskaya's latest collection of stories, which I described in my Goodreads review (of the Spanish translation) as "crime and punishment, with magic." Her characters include several бабушки (plural of бабушкa, "babushka"), mostly much sadder exemplars than these, but recognizably related. It's great to see these long-suffering widows enjoying themselves so hugely.

2 comments:

Sapna Anu B.George said...

Good to meet you greet you and read you in the blog world Geff

gef said...

Thanks for your comment. Don't you just love those elderly Russian ladies?