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Russkoe Radio plays pop music exclusively in Russian. What’s big in Russian-language pop and dance music? Russkoe Radio’s pop playlists can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site.

Here is their lineup from December 29, 2017:

1. “Мир открывается” (“The World Opens”)—Ёлка

 

2. “Обезоружена” (“Disarmed”)—Полина Гагарина

 

3. “Свобода или сладкий плен” (“Freedom or Sweet Captivity”)—Валерий Меладзе

 

4. “Дорога к тебе” (“The Road to You”)—Банд’Эрос

 

5. “Штрихи” (“Strokes”)—Burito

Katheryn Weaver is a student of rhetoric and history at the University of Texas, Austin. Her primary areas of investigation include revolution and the rhetorical justification of violence against individuals, state, and society. She is currently studying Russian as a Second Language with SRAS's Home and Abroad Scholarship.