DEFIANT: Flash Mob Dares to Sing Soviet Song in Ukraine's Kharkov Train Station (Video)

In a daring act of passive resistance to the extremist regime in Ukraine, people who are not ready to cast aside their Russian culture and history are gathering in public places to sing songs from old Soviet movies - classics still popular in the country

Wed, Nov 23, 2016 | 3,561 Comments
Originally appeared at The Vineyard of the Saker

Following the November 13th performance by vocalists of the Zaporozhye Musical College of Mayborod of the hit song from the classic Soviet film “Spring on Zarechnaya street," this time the Soviet song flash mob went to another region of the country in Kharkov with a performance of the song "Old Maple" [Stariy Klion (Старый клен) ]

No matter how intensely and mercilessly people living in occupied Ukraine are being brainwashed, they know that their culture is Russian culture, and the songs from Soviet era unite us all.

Old maple [ Stariy Klion (Старый клен) ]

Russian

Stariy Klion (Старый клен)

Старый клен, старый клен

Старый клен стучит в стекло

Приглашая нас с друзьями на прогулку

Отчего, отчего

Отчего мне так светло?

Оттого, что ты идешь по переулку

 

Снегопад, снегопад

Снегопад давно прошел

Словно в гости к нам весна опять вернулась

Отчего, отчего

Отчего так хорошо?

Оттого, что ты мне просто улыбнулась

Отчего, отчего

Отчего так хорошо?

Оттого, что ты мне просто улыбнулась

 

Погляди, погляди

Погляди на небосвод

Как сияет он безоблачно и чисто

Отчего, отчего

Отчего гармонь поет?

Оттого, что кто-то любит гармониста…

Отчего, отчего

Отчего гармонь поет?

Оттого, что кто-то любит гармониста…

 

English translation

Old maple

Old maple, old maple

knocks into my window

Calling me and my friends to take a walk.

Only why, only why?

Why do I feel so light and bright?

It’s because you are walking down my street

 

Snowstorm, snowstorm

ended not so long ago.

Seems that spring came back to visit us in instant.

Only why, only why

Do I feel myself so good?

It’s because you looked and smiled at me from distance

 

Take a look, take a look

Take a look and see the sky

that shines cloudless and pure over there.

Only why, only why

Only why does accordion sing?

Because someone is in love with its player

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