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Russian Arctic Explorer Serenades Music-Loving Walruses With Accordion Concert

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A lucky family of walruses in Russia’s Arctic was recently treated to an accordion serenade from a boat passing by, proving that even sea creatures can be music fans.

A group of Arctic explorers came across the huddle of walruses as their boat traveled near the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Alexander Bogdanov did what any person would do in this situation: He brought out his accordion and started to play a song for them. 

In a video of the impromptu concert posted online, Bogdanov can be seen playing Eugen Doga's famous waltz from the Soviet film "My Sweet and Tender Beast" — an appropriate song choice considering his audience.

The walruses give generous grunts of approval as the song progresses, swimming close enough to the boat so they don't miss hearing a single note.

But like all things good and pure in this world, the song comes to an end. The walruses sullenly swim away into the Arctic waters, with some of them loudly proclaiming their dissatisfaction at the lack of music.

“Now the walruses will swim near every yacht that passes, look for an accordionist and wait for a concert,” said Olga Chumachenko, the expedition member who filmed the video.

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