"When I first started making enquiries which was around 1999 the majority of information led me to believe that the melody ( I had no Russian words / lyrics as yet ) was traditional and that the the origins of the melody appeared to be strongly claimed by the Russians and Russian gypsy's consider it their song. The name of this song seems to be "DOROGO' DLINNOYU" and translated means .....
"By a long road (or way)" or
"Along a long road (or way)" or
"On a long way..."