Vladimir Putin, Better Than Any Psychotherapist
From the prominent Russian band Leningrad; the video has over 750K views, though it was just posted Wednesday. The band members, as I’ve mentioned before, aren’t themselves particularly pro-Ukraine (see here and here)—they are more cynical and realist than ideological, it seems to me (see this song, which I blogged last year). But here, unless I’m completely missing things, the message is entirely obvious mockery of Putin; I thought it was worth passing along as an illustration of how some Russians are managing to criticize the authorities.
Here is my translation, though of course much is doubtless lost in the translation (thanks to my mother Anne for her help); for the Russian lyrics, see here:
The world, so to speak, is burning to the ground
But in Russia life is just getting more and more splendid
All is going according to plan, citizens, c
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