The concert begins with a speech by President Putin… it only lasts a few minutes. The legendary pop music composer A N Pakhmutova is part of the concert. She’s a true national treasure (Peoples Artist of the USSR and Hero of Socialist Labour)… did you know that she was born in Stalingrad?
After the loss of most of its members and soloists after the CIA sabotage of the Tu-154 airliner carrying the ensemble to Syria to entertain the Russian forces there, the Aleksandrov Ensemble is back, with young trainees and older stagers back from retirement. The new director is Gennady Sichenyuk… oh, does that mean that he’s “Ukrainian?” NO! He’s Russian, as all “Ukrainians” are (except for Galician Uniate semi-Poles). “Ukrainian” is mostly the invention of the Western foes of the Rodina. We shouldn’t buy into it. All those from the “Russias”… Great Russia, Little Russia, Carpathian Russia, and White Russia are RUSSIAN. If the American neoliberals hate that, they can eat shit and die.
NOTHING gets Russians down for the count. Americans had best realise that…
One last thing… Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov was in the audience… the Church stands for Russia… for it’s in the right. America is in the wrong… no Orthodox Christian can buy into the present anti-Russian campaign without imperilling their immortal soul… such is what is.