Proshchai, Nemytaya Rossiya | Прощай, немытая Россия (Englisch Übersetzung)

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Proshchai, Nemytaya Rossiya | Прощай, немытая Россия

Прощай, немытая Россия,
Страна рабов, страна господ,
И вы, мундиры голубые,
И ты, им преданный народ.
 
Быть может, за стеной Кавказа
Сокроюсь от твоих пашей,
От их всевидящего глаза,
От их всеслышащих ушей.
 
Von palwan18palwan18 am Sa, 04/10/2014 - 09:48 eingetragen
Zuletzt von St. SolSt. Sol am So, 11/02/2018 - 20:55 bearbeitet
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Предположительно 1840-41 гг.
Авторство Лермонтова не доказано.

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Englisch Übersetzung

I Say Goodbye To Funky Russia

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I say goodbye to funky Russia,
The land of slaves and of their lords;
To the blue coats worn by pashas,
And to their subject true-blue folks.
 
The Caucasus may safely hide me
From your gendarmerie that peers,
From all their eyes, forever eyeing,
From their forever hearing ears.
 
Von BratBrat am So, 11/02/2018 - 17:57 eingetragen
Kommentare des Autors:

It's an equirhythmic translation.
The 'pashas' actually stand in place of 'gendarmerie' in the original text, but I switched them for sake of rhyming. IMHO, it's not a great sin because the meanings are almost similar in both cases. Regular smile

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IgeethecatIgeethecat    So, 11/02/2018 - 18:33
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Not much changed since Lermontov time, haa?
Pashas and gendarmes are still interchangeable

petit élèvepetit élève    Di, 13/02/2018 - 18:18

I'd never have thought of "funky", but that's right on the spot Regular smile