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(YouTube)   This is exactly what Gorbachev had in mind when he dismantled the Soviet Union - Adele's Skyfall covered by the Russian Army Choir   (youtube.com) divider line 20
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2013-08-23 02:50:37 PM  
That was, um, something.

A soloist, backup singers, high morning-tv crew,  helicopter landing pad hats.
 
2013-08-23 02:53:49 PM  
I love how unemotional the chorus is.  It's like they're in a waiting room or watching paint dry.

lead singer has a pretty good voice though.  I enjoyed it.
 
2013-08-23 03:37:51 PM  
That was better than the Red Army Choir singing Sweet Home Alabama at the MTV movie awards shortly after the Soviet Union fell.
 
2013-08-23 04:16:02 PM  

Tom_Slick: That was better than the Red Army Choir singing Sweet Home Alabama at the MTV movie awards shortly after the Soviet Union fell.


Leningrad Cowboys rule!
 
2013-08-23 04:19:25 PM  
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2013-08-23 05:19:39 PM  
Is the Russian Army going through sequestration too?  What happened to the other 43 guys who are supposed to be in the Alexandrov Ensemble?
 
2013-08-23 05:21:45 PM  
A not great song performed in a not great way.

BTW Subby, Gorbachov dismantled nothing it was falling apart.
 
2013-08-23 05:29:47 PM  
those soldiers look retarded, nttiawwt.
 
2013-08-23 05:32:17 PM  
Doesn't Russia have a law against this exact sort of thing?
 
2013-08-23 05:58:47 PM  
I was hoping they would sing Montana


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2013-08-23 06:29:41 PM  
Somewhere in a drawer I have a Christmas CD where the Red Army Choir sings Oh Holy Night and Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory - from about 1993 (back when one paid for music, with money and a trip to Hastings, fetching it in a car run by gas that cost $1/gallon, leaving extra walking-around money for a new onion on my belt).

I thought it was the bee's knees that they (1) sang music of the Church, (2) in exchange for money (3) included the non-kumbaya verse about 'chains shall He break for the slave is our brother', (4) this got arranged while the dead body of communism was still warm, and (5) were quite good, not fru fru kumbaya showtunes crap, actually good.
 
2013-08-23 06:35:16 PM  
ALSO, I forgot to mention - it was all in perfect English.  I think they pronounced 'in the beauty of the lilies' "lie-lees" but all the rest of the English was perfect.  So, you've got very-slightly-former communists singing religious songs, in their enemy's language, in exchange for money, in 1993, and doing way better than this clip.
 
2013-08-23 06:57:24 PM  
/liked it better in the original Klingon.
 
2013-08-23 07:46:57 PM  
How to legally express your gayness in Russia
 
2013-08-23 10:55:15 PM  
Singing...
I thought I heard singing, Sir.

/Actually, that was pretty neat.
 
2013-08-23 11:56:20 PM  

Sudlow: A not great song performed in a not great way.

BTW Subby, Gorbachov dismantled nothing it was falling apart.


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2013-08-24 10:36:14 AM  

DutchDynamite: How to legally express your gayness in Russia


this. mostly gay dudes.
 
2013-08-24 03:12:33 PM  

mrbach: I was hoping they would sing Montana


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2013-08-24 06:26:18 PM  
 
2013-08-25 01:26:32 AM  
Smaller hats would make them look more imposing. The huge hats make them look like little dweebs.
 
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