Hektoen International

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Tag: Tatiana Novikova

  • Death lullabies in Russian culture

    Tatiana NovikovaRussia Traditionally, the lullaby has been defined as a sweet, gentle song that a mother sings to coax her child to sleep. It is generally seen as a strong bonding experience for both mother and child, through which the child receives a powerful charge of emotions. In Russian folklore, however, there is a genre…