Saturday, July 5, 2014

A musical requiem (of sorts) for those who died in Slaviansk

Warning: the language of war is not a delicate one, nor is the language used in this song.  To those who might be shocked by the kind of "non-normative lexicon" used here by Grebenshchikov, and who clearly have never been anywhere near a Russian military unit, I will say that this is nothing compared to what you could have heard form the defenders of Slaviansk.  As for the message of the song - "we have been betrayed" - I am not saying that it is factually correct, only that it is emotionally right.  I sure hope that those who died defending Slaviansk did not die in vain.

The Saker