About Birch Trees of Russia

Birch trees have always been a strong symbol of Russian culture and are often associated with female characters in fairy tales, songs, folklore or even paintings. The images were collected from the matrimonial websites specially created for Russian women to find a Western husband. Almost every woman on these websites has her photograph next to a birch tree. The presented selection compiles ‘the Russianness’ which women try to demonstrate for the Western viewers. Accompanied song is a pop chanson piece is entitled ‘Birch Trees of Russia’ (‘Березы России’) and performed by a singer Eugene Ross (Евгений Росс). This is one of the songs which can be heard everywhere: as background music in the convenience stores up to the weddings or parties.

2012