8 Responses to “The indomitable spirit of Donbass and Russia lives on”

  1. ian says:

    And two wee honeys singing it, what’s not to like.

  2. danceaway says:

    Love it!

  3. Aldous says:

    Itapirkanmaa2 writes:
    “THERE ARE ENGLISH SUBTITLES available written by yours truly. Switch them on at the Cogwheel.
    (And remember, at your computer you can drag the subtitles to a better place on the screen, and change the transparency of the text box too!)”

    You have to watch it on YouTube to see the subtitles and I’m fairly sure you cannot download the subtitles along with the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpMwMV_buXg – 3:01 (includes comments)

  4. danceaway says:

    Thank you, Aldous! What gorgeous sentiment! This is a quite unforgettable song.

    • Aldous says:

      Hi danceaway. I think you’ll also love the extended video version I’ve just found and posted.
      You may need a box of tissues handy and a stiff drink on the go to watch it in case of getting too choked up. I know wifey and I did. She needed the hankies and I needed the whiskey! Regards.

  5. Aldous says:

    ‘Donbass is Behind Us’ (English Subtitles) ДОНБАСС ЗА НАМИ Donbass-Russian Song About war in Ukraine
    96,640 views Premiered on 28 Jan 2022 Russian Song About the war in Ukraine with English subtitles. DONBASS IS BEHIND US – Natalya Kachura & Margarita Lisovina
    ДОНБАСС ЗА НАМИ – Наталья Качура и Маргарита Лисовина
    THE FLAME OF LIBERATION – 3:54 (includes comments)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSlw9-qfAZM

    A moving video of the two ladies and combatants who I am dead certain are not actors. It brought wifey near to tears and I was just about holding back the tears as well as the years.

    Russia National anthem Russian & English lyrics – 3:51 (over 30 MILLION views and counting)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAtz8xWM0w

    National Anthems don’t come any better than that.

  6. danceaway says:

    Also love their conductor/recorder/director and his gestures!! The whole is such a powerful episode.

    • Aldous says:

      I’m sure Vladimir Putin (on becoming President) reintroduced that famous National Anthem after it had been replaced by the late Boris Yeltsin following the collapse of the USSR.
      There are a few (not that many) good Western National Anthems like those of Germany, France and of course the USA but the one I dislike the most – for whatever reason – is the UK’s God Save The Queen/King. It may work for some but definitely not for me. National Anthems should be about Countries and not People(sic) who are here today and gone tomorrow. .
      Did you know that the USA very nearly had a TURKEY as its National Emblem instead of the Eagle!? I’m not kidding 🙂