Aleksandr Malinin. Song by M. Zvezdinskii
Description: This putatively White Guard song gained popularity in the late years of the Soviet Union, when its lyrical romanticism fed the nostalgia for a Russian long past. Although there is little evidence that it was actually White Guard song, many popular singers covered it after it became legal under Perestroika.
Fragrant White Acacia Flowers (1976)
Liudmila Senchina. Music: Veniamin Basner. Lyrics: Mikhail Matusovskii
Description: This popular song of pre-revolutionary years was used as an elegy to a dying society in the 1926 production of Bulgakov’s Days of the Turbins, which portrayed the white-officer class with a great deal of sympathy.