Helen Korablev sent me links to some bilingual Russian English tales online. They were originally written in Russian, but they have English translations next to them. Two were written by the famous Russian author, Pushkin.
I’m sending you links to some lovely Russian tales. I hope it will be useful for you!
Колобок – The Bun [The Bun is the Russian version of The Gingerbread Man, but with a bun instead of a gingerbread cookie. Scroll down the page at the same link and you’ll find Репка – The Turnip and Лиса и журавль – The Fox and the Crane]
The Tale of the Tsar Saltan and The Golden Cockerel are both fairy tales in verse by Alexander Pushkin.
Interesting Note: The Tale of the Tsar Saltan was made into an opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (composed in 1899–1900). It’s where the song The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from. Here are the words that are sung to the first part of the song, followed by a video of The Flight of the Bumblebee played on piano:
Ну, теперь, мой шмель, гуляй,
судно в море догоняй,
в щель подальше забивайся.
Будь здоров, Гвидон, лети,
только долго не гости!
Well, now, my bumblebee, go on a spree,
catch up with the ship on the sea,
go down secretly,
get into a crack a little distance away.
Good luck, Gvidon, fly,
only do not stay long!
(The bumblebee flies away.)
Thanks to Helen for sharing the links to the Russian tales!
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