Russian folk song. Title means: Monotonously Rings A Jingle Bell (of the horses dragging the troika over these endless central Asian plains). Gurilyov lived from 1803 till 1853. While on tour abroad, mezzo soprano Plevitskaya (1884-1940) worked for the Russian secret service (as some singing Mata Hari). She was convicted in France for her part in the kidnapping of General Evgenii Miller and died in her cell in Rennes. Her story inspired Vladimir Nabokov's short story The Assistant Producer and French film Triple Agent (2004). Also she figures in Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago. Honoured posthumously with a statue in her home town.
Don Kosaken Chor [as Eintönig klingt das Glöckchen]
Sergei Lemeshev [leading tenor with the Bolshoi Theatre]
Ronny [n°1 GER as Kleine Annabell]
Ivan Rebroff [as Eintönig klingt das Glöckchen]
Heintje [as I'm Your Little Boy]
Helmut Lotti [as Far East Of The Sun on From Russia With Love; own lyrics]
Not mentioning versions by the Red Army Chorus and the Black Sea Cossack Choir.