‘Are Russians becoming ever fewer?’ (Kirill Koval’dzhi)

Are Russians becoming ever fewer?
Russians are becoming ever more numerous!

What have immigrants ever done?
Most have them have always got
Melted in the Russian cauldron
In the linguistic melting-pot.
A beauty of any bloom
Has always done us for a girl-friend;
Given two generations, which is soon
A Negro becomes Pushkin in the end.

Становится русских всё меньше?
Становится русских всё больше!

Чего мигранты достигли?
Они всё в большем числе
Переплавляются в русском тигле,
В крепчайшем языковом котле.
Красотки любого цветения
Извечно годятся в подружки нам;
Даже негр через два поколения
Становится Пушкиным!


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