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Tennis fans sang “Kalinka” song at Australian Open

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Tennis fans sang “Kalinka” song at Australian Open


Photo credit: E. Samarin / press service of the mayor and government of Moscow / (CC BY 4.0)

The legendary Kalinka song was performed in Australia, where the open tennis championship is being held, reports. It was performed by the audience during a break in the match between Russian and American athletes Anna Kalinskaya and Katie Volynets.

The American, who has Ukrainian roots and knows Russian, responded to the public’s actions with a smile.

Anna Kalinskaya defeated Volynets and in the next round will meet with Aranci Rus, who represents the Netherlands.

Earlier at the Australian Open, 16-year-old Russian tennis player Mirra Andreeva started with a victory.

Russian songs were popular among fans from different countries at the FIFA World Cup, which was held in Qatar in 2022. Before the start of the match between the Spanish and Japanese teams, the melodies of Kalinka and Katyusha were played near the Khalifa Stadium in Rayyan. Fans from both countries danced to these songs. They were joined by fans of other teams: American, Mexican, as well as the hosts of the tournament. 

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