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First Russian CD

Posted on December 31, 2006 by


first russian cd

These are photos of first Russian CD.

In Russia common people didn't have cd players untill mid 90s, so in later 80s there were no Russian music discs at all.

This was the first one produced by Russian music company "Melodia". You can read the contents on the pictures - it was both on English and Russian language because it was mainly for export - nobody in Russia was in need of cd's.

Photos by Gyuri from Hungary.


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23 Responses to “First Russian CD”

  1. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Wow. A rare item. I wonder if USSR had it`s own domain on the internets. Like .ru now, or .fr, .nl etc.

  2. Bert says:

    Yes, the top level domain for the Soviet Union was .su
    Apparently some Russian sites still use it, I’ve seen it around.

    And then there’s the Kremvax usenet hoax from 1984, purportedly the first Soviet node on Usenet: http://www.godfatherof.nl/kremvax.html

  3. Tomek says:

    What does the CD contain ?? Is it an opera or something like that ??

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  5. Dave says:

    I have a US Pressed recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition which is co-branded with Melodiya on 12″ vinyl. I always assumed that Columbia probably gave Melodiya some recording equipment that was worth having in exchange for the rights to publish that Soviet recording. I’ve also got a copy of Paul McCartney’s Soviet album release, also on Melodiya.

  6. Béranger says:

    I am not sure it’s the first CD. I guess it’s the 7th, as its code is “SUCD 10 – 00007″, not “SUCD 10 – 00001″!

  7. Vladimir says:

    2Béranger
    Yeah, you are right!

    Look at that:
    W.A.Mozart. Symphony No.28 in C major, KV 200
    Mass in C major “Coronation”, KV 317
    “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra
    Basques’ Chorus (Spain)
    Conductor Vladimir Spivakov
    SUCD 10 00003 DDD

    http://www.vladimirspivakov.ru/discography/melody/

  8. Vladimir says:

    And what about that:
    SUCD 10-00001
    Year of recording – 1987
    Year of publishing – 1990
    http://www.russiandvd.com/store/product.asp?sku=37340&genreid=

  9. Allen says:

    I wonder if anyone has ripped that.

  10. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    That`s not true about Tchaikovsky being first among first SUCD 10-00001.

    Before that there was 180 SUCD`s printed, and they was “Roxette” albums! LoL.

  11. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Анатольевна, ты чо тут самая умная штоли блин?

    1). А чо бы нам и не посмеяцца? Над США можно над нами нельзя?
    2). Причом тут ЮэС и ево ступид пипл? Или тут пипл сильно умнее чем в ЮэС?

  12. [...] English Russia vahendab meile pildid väidetavalt esimesest Venemaal jaemüüki suunatud muusika CD kohta. Tegu oli kuulsa Melodia nimelise plaadifirma toodanguga aastal 1989. Ja oli trükitud kahes keeles kuna oli peamiselt mõeldud ekspordiks, Nõukogude Liidus mis veel mõned aastad eksisteeris polnud lihtsalt kellegil vaja muusika CD-d sest neil polnud seda millegagi kuulata. [...]

  13. Aleks says:

    I have SUCD10-00001 Bortnyansky Concertos for choir (1)
    SUCD10-00005 Mikhail Pletnev Tchaikovsky´s Grand Sonata, Children´s Album,
    and SUCD10-00003 Spivakov Coronation.

    I have SUCD 10-00007 REALLY ¿the first russian cd?

  14. Aleks says:

    note: SUCD10-00002 Bortnyansky Concertos for choir (1)
    SORRY

  15. Gafpa says:

    On my first visit to Leningrad in 1990 I was discreetly offered the McCartney Soviet Album by a trader in the Gostinnyi Dvor. I was not too interested and then he showed me the Sikhira CD. Although this is not everyday stuff, I have really come to like this music. The Stikhira by Ivan the Terrible, although I understand but a few scattered words, have a mesmerizing effect, especially when I am in a contemplative mood. Russia is a great country to long for.
    In 1991 we went on our honeymoon to Moscow, and GUM had Melodya Cds of Tchaikovsky, Bach and Rakhmaninov in stock.

  16. Imported-Insurance-869 says:

    hm. hope to see same more info

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  18. Michael Biel says:

    Although there were discs with numbers below 007, this was considered by Melodiya to be the first disc issued in the first series that was pressed in the Moscow plant in the Soviet Union. But it was not the first disc pressed in that plant. The man who was manager of the plant at the time, who was later forced out when the “mafia” took over, gave me in 1995 a copy of the first test pressing. The presses were installed by the Swedish company Toolex Alpha, and the disc and tray liner has reproductions of the signatures of the workers who installed the presses. The recording is a Swedish recording from a stamper they brought over to test the presses.

  19. all new info,much appreciated,keep it comin’

  20. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    EL COMPADRE

  21. Hi. I have a copy of the CD cited and the Paul Mc’arneys album too, anyone interested in them?

    • Pav says:

      @Armando, I used to have this CD but have lost it somewhere while moving countries. Would you be able to share? Thanks

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