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What is the name of the name of the Russian song the Russian president sang after the dinner in White House? What was the context and significance of the song?

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Korobeiniki.

"Korobeiniki" is a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, in which they haggle over the price of goods in a veiled metaphor for courtship.

  • this sounds like the tetris theme song... is it? – Chronos Mar 2 '15 at 9:07
  • Yes - it was used on Tetris – user5603 Mar 2 '15 at 9:08
  • I'm assuming that the "courtship" was between the peddler and the girl, but could it also be a "veiled metaphor for courtship" between the Russian and U.S. Presidents? – Tom Au Mar 2 '15 at 16:11
  • Any idea what the significance of that song was in that scene? – Napoleon Wilson Mar 2 '15 at 19:00
  • See this meta post: meta.movies.stackexchange.com/questions/306/… – Tom Au Mar 2 '15 at 21:26

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