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Death of a Soviet-era composer whom every Russian child knew

December 27, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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The death has been announced of Vladimir Shainsky, a folksy composer who created the soundtracks for the childrens’ television series Cheburashka and Gena the Crocodile.

He was 92.

Shainsky had been living in Caifornia since 2007.

Russian readers, prepare to shed a tear.


Comments (1)

  1. Johannes says:

    Beautiful poignant songs. A bit sad for a children’s program. The birthday song and blue train song were hits.


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