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Is this song about eternal friendship, the indomitable human spirit, or the competitive drive within us all? According to some loose translations, all three.
Timing on Tonis Magi’s 180-degree spin/first note: Perfect.
Where are they in this video? A banquet hall? Three miles underground? No idea.
Soviet Kitsch factor: Through the roof.
Number of times the audience starts clapping in unison clearly after someone cues them to do so: 1.
Choice YouTube comment (fed directly into GoogleTranslate): “It’s amazing how 20 years could have so devalued culture, as such … If you had wanted to watch TV because of this concert, but now wants to take it in the trash along with the contents.”
Relevant Olympic Moment tied to this song: This is what you get when the U.S. and 65 other countries boycott your Olympics, Soviet Russia. This what you deserve. Nah I kid, this is actually good compared to some of the dreck coming up…