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Go here to see the full feature film: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8366594918208426519
This is the original film from 1977 that was later incorporated into the feature film "Laughter and Grief by the White Sea". Animator.ru profile: http://www.animator.ru/db/?ver=eng&p=show_film&fid=2759
About the translation: yes, I realize that this is an attempt to translate the untranslatable. The original text is beautiful and folksy (being of a Northern Russian dialect) and is impossible to accurately reproduce in English. I've done the best I can, and I've been helped by AxmxZ (who helped with ~20 lines). I think that even a possibly inadequate translation is much better than none at all. This video file has nicer colours than any version I've found of the feature film, but the edges of the frame are cut off by a fairly noticeable margin.