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Sorry but I have a doubt (OK to be sincere a stupid doubt ), it's about the russian song for Eurovision contest. It's tATu's and the name is Ne ver, ne bojsia. I'm wondering what does it mean.....
If you have time to answer OK if not...well I guess is not so important.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 2003, 02:47 PM
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Here we go (maybe slightly different depending on the context - I haven't heard this song):

Don't Believe, Don't Be Afraid

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Cool thanks!!!

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I have a non-tennis question.
There is an article on ESPN.COM that is all over GM today. It says that Anna makes $13 million per year in endorsements and photo shoots. And Serena earns $8 million per year.

Do any of the other Russian girls have a major endorsement deal besides the standard clothing and raquet deals?

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Originally Posted by propi
Sorry but I have a doubt (OK to be sincere a stupid doubt ), it's about the russian song for Eurovision contest. It's tATu's and the name is Ne ver, ne bojsia. I'm wondering what does it mean.....
If you have time to answer OK if not...well I guess is not so important.
Anyway thanks in advance

It's the first two ( out of three ) parts of old good slogan of Russian dissidents and convicts..

Don't trust, don't fear ( and the third one is "don't ask"),

three-verb recipy about how to deal with the official governmental institutions.

I don't know the song, so no idea whether it is any relevant to the lyrics.
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It's the first two ( out of three )
Не верь, не бойся, не проси - that`s how the song is called. So all three parts are present.

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If 'Ne ver, ne bojsia' is 'Don't trust, Don't fear', what is 'Don't ask'?
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If 'Ne ver, ne bojsia' is 'Don't trust, Don't fear', what is 'Don't ask'?
Do not ask - "не проси" - ne prosi.
Просить- is actually to ask. But it is not to ask a question. It is to ask a favor, almost to beg in some cases.

It is modus operandi for some tough situation, about to be strong and independent, surviving the troubles.
This phrase has a long history.
In one of the songs of Veronika Dolina there is a sort of the reference that it is the phrase from great Russian poet Tyutchev. But I'm not sure about that, do not remember seeing those words in Tyutchev poetry.

Actually the best translation I can come up with would be something like this: " Do not trust, don't be scared, don't ask a favor".

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