Tag "Russian songs"

Meet an old friend of mine (UPDATED)

Foreword by the Saker:  Today I am not posting an analysis, but a recollection of an episode of my past.  I hope that you, dear readers, will not mind.  If you do, let me know and this will be the last one. Anyway, this is how one night I met a quite remarkable officer who later became a good friend. I first met Igor Morozov in 1991, in Moscow.  I

The latest “scandal” which has the Russian (and western) liberal up in arms

This video was recorded in St. Isaac’s Cathedral during a concert dedicated to the Russian Army Day on February 23rd, the Saint-Petersburg choir performed a song about the nuclear bombing of the US. The performance received standing ovations.  However, the lyrics of the song in question absolutely infuriated the Russian liberals and their western patrons in spite of the fact that this song was written in 1980s by a singer-songwriter

Ah, the roads (Ekh, dorogi) (Эх, дороги)

Dear friends, Over the past few years one of my main efforts was to try to convince as many people as possible that Russia was preparing for war.  I also tried to caution about the completely misguided notion that because the Russian people feared war (they do!) they somehow were not ready for it (they are!).  I tried logical, rational arguments.  They I switched to an angry rant.  Now I

Will beauty save the world? Maybe :-)

I just got the link to this beautiful video sent to me by a friend.  It is one of those flash mobs with a musical theme that have become popular in the recent years.  This time it is in the (thoroughly) Russian city of Zaporozhie in the (currently Nazi-occupied) Ukraine.  The song, in Russian, is a very well known-song from a Soviet movie filmed in Zaporozhie in the 1950s.  83

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