Vladimir Putin's pop propaganda theme song

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23 Responses to “Vladimir Putin's pop propaganda theme song”

  1. Anonymous says:

    isn’t that a Huey Lewis song?

  2. rebdav says:

    Russia is an embarrassed former superpower with huge piles of semi-functional nukes and ICBM’s. My nose for history says Putin has dreams of being a new Stalin, sadly in my speaking to Russians they say that many want him to be the new Stalin too.
    What is with that cult of personality? Putin the fighter jock, Putin the forest fire retardant bomber, Putin the SCUBA diver, Putin the old skinny muscle man, etc.

  3. zio_donnie says:

    Yes because this is so much different from Bono whitewashing Blair and every warmonger politician that will buy him drinks or the various pop stars campaigning for Obama a couple of years ago.

    I think that the guy who wrote the song is much more honest than the whole western world star system combined when he says “Dude you are reading too much in this, i am in it for the money.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    The British often demonstrate genuine disdain with all things Russian, going back to Crimean war probably.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You should listen to his best buddy Berlusconi ‘s propaganda song “Meno male che Silvio c’è”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXf-YbsSh0Y

    ah I was about to forget… you cannot leave your comment, they are disabled. :-)

  6. anachronismo says:

    The girl band in the video was pretty awesome. Hot and talented, can I get some more of that please?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m a fan. I used to dance to this song back in 2003 without even realizing it was about him. Sometimes music can be good without having to get into the politics.

  8. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Volodya, you’re so fine!
    You’re so fine you blow my mind!
    Volodya!
    Volodya!

  9. Ugly Canuck says:

    From what I understand, Mr Putin is, in fact, very very popular amongst Russians in general.

    There really is no accounting for taste, I guess.

    • Jonathan Badger says:

      It’s not hard to understand why he’s popular. Yes, Russia now is less democratic than it was under Yeltsin, but it is more stable, less crime ridden, and inflation isn’t the huge problem it was. A few critics meeting suspicious deaths isn’t enough to turn people against him. Russians are *used* to critics meeting bad ends.

      • Ugly Canuck says:

        From my readings in Russian history, it seems that Russians have always respected and supported “strong leaders”. It seems to form part of their national character – probably formed over the ages of fending off barbarian hordes from the East. And more recently (1942-1945), the West.

    • knoxblox says:

      Well, the standard of living did improve under his Presidency. Whether it was due to him or to outside influences, I can’t say.

  10. Felton / Moderator says:

    I was hoping for something more along the lines of Shaft or Superfly.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Actually, after a quarter century of Clinton, Obama, and two Bushes, Putin’s starting to sound pretty good.

    • MarkM says:

      > Actually, after a quarter century of Clinton, Obama, and two Bushes, Putin’s starting to sound pretty good.

      I think you meant to say:
      After a couple centuries of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Putin’s starting to sound pretty good.

  12. knoxblox says:

    A man like Putin, who ran surveillance in Leningrad.
    A man like Putin, who called for assassination of my dad.

    Feel free to add your own verses…

  13. Mithrilmojo says:

    Putin will fully come into his own when he has his own J-Pop song. Until then, he’s just a one hit wonder.

  14. Anonymous says:

    @ MarkM.

    I don’t have any major problems with some of those guys, and neither would Vlad.
    None of them are as bad as Stalin, so maybe the Russkies have earned their new Pop-tart overlord(s).

  15. Trent Hawkins says:

    And US goes for cold War propaganda… always two steps behind.

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