Volga Boatman By The National Tatarstan Orchestra. Men had to pull boats through part of the Volga river. This is the song they used to sing to keep them in step as they did the hard work of pulling boats through the shallows. Barge Haulers On The Volga Tellinga illustrates personalized stories as unique gifts and sends them through traditional.
Barge Haulers on the Volga, 1870-3. Oil on canvas, 131.5 x 281 cm: Ilya Repinwas born in the town of Chuguyev in the Russian Empire (today's Chuhuiv in Ukraine) in 1844. He grew up an ordinary boy from a poor family, and no one imagined he would ever achieve greatness, especially as a painter.