Seeing Putin once being grandly inaugurated last week made me think that some sort of festive salute, Midweek Madness-style, was in order.
I know that I have featured a certain indelible Russian vocal artist before, singing his greatest hit (one of the greatest pieces of vocal music, ever, for sure), but how could I resist an encore now? Especially since this particular song ... was first a hit during the Soviet era, and, hey, doesn't it feel like just a little bit like the wonderful Soviet era is comin' back?
I found a performance of the song I had not seen before and it's just too good not to share. OK, so it comes from what must have been a Christmas TV special, but, hey, isn't every day Christmas in Putin's Russia? And isn't it fun to see an audience looking so genuinely, I mean really, really natural, unrehearsed and so doggone happy?
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