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Vladimir Vladimirovich Koochin resides in Russia, in the city of Rostov on the Don and has had a great interest in Doukhobor singing of Psalms, hymns, and songs (pesni). Between 1975 to 2000, whenever he visited the villages of Petrovka, Hlebadarnoe, and Vesyolovka of the Tselina Region, he would always bring his cassette recorder. The recordings are not studio quality but this collection comprises of a 12 cassette set of interesting and some rare material that was made available for this archive.

Поют Духоборцы
Не для меня весна...

01. Вступление 
02,03  Не для меня весна придёт...
04. Летел орёл с по над сад зелёным
05.  Я больная, нездоровая
06. Из за лесу, лесу тёмного
07. Что на небе чисто
08. Скажи голубь, скажи сизый голубок
09. Из-под горки ветер веет
10. Потеряла я колечко
11. Как берут младца во солдаты 
12. Уж вы сады мои зеленые
13. Орёл сизокрылый орёл
14. Как над яром, над ярочком
15. Прощай, дорогая
16. Чего служивый брат горюешь
17. Уж я выйду я за вороты
18. Из-под камня вода течёт
19. Провожала дружка всё до Питеру


Любительские записи В.В. Кучина
в с. Петровка, Целинокого р-на, Ростовской области; 1977-1988г 
Л.П. Ничволодовой 1975г.; Т.С. Рудиченко 1990г.(г.Москва

*** Though there might inevitably be 12 CD collections, this will be the first page.

In this past year, I have had the good fortune to correspond with a prominent researcher and dedicated Doukhobor in Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Koochin, who is struggling to have Doukhobor traditions stay alive in present day Russia. He places great value on Doukhobor psalm singing, and in general, his ardent wishes are that all of our unique and colourful traditions and Life-Concepts, including honesty, love of toil, our love of community and other virtuous aspects, would continue to be upheld by all of our younger generations. 

In our correspondence he related to me a very interesting occurrence that the Doukhobors of the Don River area lived through during the last Wor1d War. The whole world is aware of the atrocities that Hitler's army committed in Russia, when countless villages were pillaged and razed to the ground. In their march into the interior of Russia, they also went through the Don River area, where about four and a half thousand Doukhobor souls lived. To the astonishment of all the surrounding areas, when these German armies marched into this Don River area, they specifically avoided going through the Doukhobor villages. Even though they were in their direct pathway, they went around every village, and as the saying goes "they did not even push over a leaning fence post that was in their pathway”. The Doukhobors attributed this to the fact that during these times they had mass prayer meetings every day, where they continually sang their beloved psalms. This all happened in the 1940s. 
Eli Popoff, 2005

Vladimir Koochin

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