The Russians call cranes журавль (zhuravl'). Even though crane and журавль do not sound the same, they actually come from the same Proto-Indo-European root *ger-2 (to shriek) that gave us words like: crow and crackle. Cranes are migratory birds that travel in a caravan, free to cross a border, at least in the opinion of the composer of this tango. Здесь под небом чужим Я как гость нежеланный Слышу крик журавлей Улетающих вдаль Сердцу стало больней Видя птиц караванных В

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