In various versions of the tale, the fern flower brings luck, wealth, or the ability to understand animal speech. However, the flower is closely guarded by evil spirits and anyone who finds the flower will have access to earthly riches , which have never benefited anyone, so the decision to pick the flower or leave it alone is left up to the individual.
It was popularised by Ukrainian groups like "Smerichka" and singer Sofia Rotaru who later formed the Chervona Ruta ensemble.
The song's initial popularity was followed by a Ukrainian musical film Chervona Ruta written by Miroslav Skochilyas and directed by Roman Oleksiv, starring Sofia Rotaru and Vasyl Zinkevych alongside other popular Soviet Ukrainian ensembles.
The Chervona Ruta Festival is a biennial music festival in Ukraine, which started in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Chervona Ruta. For other uses, see Chervona ruta disambiguation. Slavic folklore. It is named after a mythological flower, the chervona ruta , which if found turning a red colour by a young girl, was meant to bring happiness in love.
The song's popularity peaked with the version performed by the Ukrainian singer Sofia Rotaru. The song and its melody was written by a year-old student of the Chernivtsi Medical Institute, Volodymyr Ivasyuk. Ivasyuk was puzzled by the mention of " chervona ruta " in some of the kolomyjkas. According to the local legend, the rue turns red on the Day of Ivana Kupala for a few minutes. A girl that finds that flower will be happy in love. Chervona ruta in the meaning of "red plant" or "red flower" is also associated with an attractive alpine plant with medicinal properties Rhododendron myrtifolium , that grows in the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine.
The first public performance of "Chervona Ruta" and debut of Volodymyr Ivasyuk was on September 13, , at a television broadcast from a theatre in Chernivtsi sung by the author and Olena Kuznetsova. The translation was done by Ronald Kraus. For her performance, she won First place with the maximum points 10 from all the jury, and was congratulated by the president of Belarus.
The song was also performed by Rotaru together with the Ukrainian band " Tanok na Maidani Kongo " and was filmed for the musical film "Kingdom of Skewed Mirrors" produced by TV-channel "Rossiya" in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Готельно-ресторанний комплекс «Червона Рута». Відпочинок на Закарпатті в с. Шаян.