Russians are great singers
A prediction: The 'Trump effect' now sweeping Western Europe will see the neocon-backed government in Kiev swept out of most of Russian-speaking Ukraine within a year.
The Nazis will keep the Western provinces, while the bulk of the country, including quite possible the old Russian capital, Kiev, will return to friendly relations with their fellow countrymen in Russia.
Sparks of ethnic feeling are making themselves felt in patriotic Russian public singing in the form of flashmobs in various Russian-speaking cities: Zaparozhia, Odessa, Kharkov, and Mariupol. These are in response to similar flashmobs singing in Ukrainian in the western part of the country. Recently, some residents of Donetsk also did one, to show solidarity. Cities in Russia are also getting in on the act, triggering a kind of dueling flashmob phenomenon.
Check out this video, it is very moving, especially the words, which are from a 1970s Soviet song about the war, written for a war film. It is called 'Eternal Flame' or 'From the Heroes of Days Past'.
Videos of further flashmobs follow below. The one from Blagoveshensk, a Russian city near the Chinese border, is particularly good.
Here is some more from the New Cold War news site:
Ukraine has never been a unitary state. the southeast of Ukraine has always been predominantly Russian-speaking and culturally close to Russia. This Russian-speaking Ukraine has been silenced by the current nationalist regime in power in Kyiv. Recently, this part of Ukraine it made itself heard through a beautiful, spontaneous initiative of ordinary citizens – flash mobs singing Soviet songs on central train stations.
It was sparked in the city of Zaporizhzhia, where local students sang ‘Spring on Zarechnaia street’ to congratulate the leading steel factory of the city, Zaporizhstal, on its 80th anniversary. This flash mob had a snowball effect. On November 22, in Kharkiv, youth organized their own singing flash mob. They performed the song ‘Staryi klyon” (Old Maple Tree) from the famous 1961 Soviet comedy ‘Dievchata’ (‘Girls). On November 27 in Odessa, young people sang ‘Smuglianka’, a song from the cult Soviet movie “V boi idut odni stariki” (‘Only old timers are going to battle’). Today in Mariupol, a large city of Donetsk oblast under the control of Ukrainian paramilitaries and troops, residents, mostly women and girls, gathered at the central post office and performed a very popular song ‘Ya lyublyu tebya, zhizn’ (I love you, life).
Today, Donetsk joined in solidarity with the singing flash mobs. At the central train station in Donetskcity, local youth performed another famous Soviet song ‘Ot geroiev bylykh vriemen’ (Heroes of times past’).
People throughout southeast Ukraine are thus showing solidarity with each other. They have showed to the whole world that Russian-speaking Ukraine, which is proud of its Soviet past, is alive and well. No decree and no top-down initiative can kill the spirit of this Ukraine.
Blagoveshensk (Russia) - singing "You Cheated Me" in Ukrainian
Mariupol (Russian part of Ukraine)
Chuguyev - Russian part of Ukraine
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