Thanks to Councillor Bob Piper of Sandwell Labour Party (who he?) for providing a link, in his blog, to a wonderful clip of the Red Army choir doing a rousing performance of Kalinka, quintessentially Russian song. Click —
and remember to clap (off-beat only), if you can keep up….
Hat-tip: Tim Worstall (who else?), his blog.
Up-date and correction: A friend has pointed out that whoever is performing Kalinka in this clip, it ain't the Red Army choir. In fact it looks as if it's the Militia choir, judging by the uniforms. What the "dancers" are wearing on their heads is to me a mystery.
Further update and another correction, 28 September 06: The same friend has now helpfully drawn my attention to the relevant Wikipedia entry according to which:
Oh, well. Whoever they are, they provide a rousing version of Kalinka!
????? (with thanks to Tim for also correcting my faulty Cyrillic: see Comments)