Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote in linguaphiles,
Marcus L. Rowland

Back in the USSR... Russian translation

Repost from little_details at the suggestion of dorsetgirl - I should begin by saying I'm one of those people with no linguistic skills whatever, so I'm really throwing myself on your mercy here!
For a present-day story I want to describe a Russian character as singing something, and for various reasons I think that a Russian translation of Back in the USSR would work really well; it's also an in-joke for anyone who has seen a well-known extract from the film 'Heartbreakers', where Sigourney Weaver sings the English version while pretending to be a Russian ex-pat:

I only want to quote a few lines, but I'm not looking for a literal or Google translation, I'm looking for a version that a Russian might actually sing. There's a video of a Dutch group singing a Russian version as a tribute to the Beatles:

Unfortunately I have no idea how authentic it is, and I have no idea how to transcribe this into text, with cyrillic letters if possible. I can't find the Russian lyrics anywhere at all. I should mention that the character is female - don't know enough about Russian to know if this actually matters.

Anyone able to point me at a source?

Searches used "Back in the USSR russian translation", "Back in the USSR russian lyrics"

Or if anyone feels up to transcribing say the first verse and chorus for me, I would be eternally grateful!

Now sorted -

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