Country
🇲🇰 North Macedonia
Song
Rusinka
Written by
Marko Marinkovikj-Slatkaristika, Jovan Jovanov
Composed by
Grigor Koprov, Vladimir Dojchinovski
On the internet
Broadcaster
Makedonska Radio Televizija

Vlatko Ilievski, one of the most popular pop rock singers in F.Y.R. Macedonia, is well known for his many talents: he is a musician, an actor, a composer, and a TV host.

Vlatko was born in Skopje on the 2nd of July 1985.  His fascination with music began when he started playing the guitar and the piano at the age of nine.  After performing with his band at F.Y.R. Macedonian rock festivals, he was offered a lead singer role in the hard rock group Moral. He was only 15! During that period, due to his voice and looks, Vlatko was called the Macedonian Jon Bon Jovi. Their album Koga Patuvam, released in 2003, was a big success, and two years later Moral performed at Deep Purple’s concert in Skopje as their opening act.

Vlatko launched his solo career with the hit Uste Si Mi Ti and has since made numerous successful appearances at many festivals, such as Skopje Festival, Makfest, Ohrid Fest, Suncane Skale, etc.


His first solo album So Drugi Zborovi, released in 2008, was a huge success both with the audience and music reviewers.


Many songs from his second album Najbogat Na Svet, released in 2010, still top national charts.


Vlatko Ilievski is the first Macedonian singer who performed in the country's biggest concert venue in June 2010, in front of 10,000 fans.


He won numerous awards, including two first prizes at Ohrid Fest 2009, both in the Macedonian Pop Songs Selection and the International Selection, together with Risto Samardziev for the song Za Ljubov Se Pee Do Kraj, Macedonian Radio Hit Award for 2009 for Najbogat Na Svet and the Macedonian Radio Hit Award for 2010 for Srekja. 

Lyrics of Rusinka

  • Macedonian/English/Russian
  • English
  • French
Pure and white, her skin is so inviting Like a new, unbeaten snow Eyes of blue, so beautiful and blinding Like the sky over Moscow Јас Македонец, а она Русинка Дајте и вотка, а мене ракија МУЗИКА! МУЗИКА! Што не ја разбирам! Ни какаљин, ни камаjа Ма ништо не ја разбирам, И какaљин, и камаjа, За неа се ќе научам! Јас Македонец, а она Русинка Дајте и вотка, а мене ракија МУЗИКА! МУЗИКА! Што не ја разбирам! Ни какаљин, ни камаjа Ма ништо не ја разбирам, И какaљин, и камаjа, За неа се ќе научам! За неа се ќе научам!
Pure and white, her skin is so inviting Like a new, unbeaten snow Eyes of blue, so beautiful and blinding Like the sky over Moscow A Macedonian boy and a Russian girl Music takes us high to a different world (Muzika! Muzika!) Singing of God knows what… No “kakalyn”, no ”kamaya” No single word I understand No “kakalyn”, no ”kamaya” But you can teach me all the same A Macedonian boy and a Russian girl Vodka takes us high to a different world (Vodka! Rakija!) Drinking from God knows what … No “kakalyn”, no ”kamaya” No single word I understand No “kakalyn”, no ”kamaya” But you can teach me all the same
Sa peau blanche comme neige D’une beauté éclatante Ses yeux bleus clair comme le ciel Me font mourir d’amour Moi un Macédonien et elle une Russe Ses yeux beaux comme musique (Muzika! Muzika!) Qui chante de je ne sais quoi… Ni “kakalyn”, ni ”kamaya” Je ne la comprends rien Ni “kakalyn”, ni ”kamaya” Mais pour elle j’apprendrai tout bien Moi un Macédonien et elle une Russe Ses yeux beaux comme musique (Muzika! Muzika!) Qui chante de je ne sais quoi… Ni “kakalyn”, ni ”kamaya” Je ne la comprends rien Ni “kakalyn”, ni ”kamaya” Mais pour elle j’apprendrai tout bien