Vardonians sail through iron curtain to Murmansk, 1959

February 27th, 2009

Here is a short video commemorating a daring venture.

In the summer of ‘59 the Vardonian City Band went on a spontaneous mission of friendship to Murmansk. It was decided that getting visas and STUFF would take too long, so they just cast loose . . .

Despite the chilly politicalспални комплектиcatv climate of those times they were received with flowers, smiles, honors, and hearty hospitality. Later that same year the Russians made a return visit, and now, 50 years later, we are at long last setting sails for Russia again. Stay tuned!

Beware: The “Russian” titles in this clip are raw machine traslations- so they will at times be hilariously incorrect. Still, with some good will a native Russian speaker ought to be able to surmise the original meanings intended. There will eventually be more picture materials from the Russians’ visit to Vardø incorporated, and when this is edited I will also submit my Silicone Russian for proper review.

If you have moderate speed on your internet connection, try this first one:

If you have high speed on your internet connection, try this second one:

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