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Putin will teach you how to love Motherland / Путин научит тебя любить Родину Punk song takes aim at the Olympics with lyrics such as “Sochi is blocked / Olympic surveillance.”

50 billion and a gay-driven rainbow,
Rodnina and Kabaeva will pass you those flames
In prison they will teach you how to obey
Salut to all bosses, hail, duce!

Putin will teach you how to love the motherland

Sochi is blocked — Olympic surveillance
Special forces, weapons, crowds of cops
FSB is an argument, the police is an argumentState TV will run your applause.

Putin will teach you how to love the motherland

Spring to Russia comes suddenly
Hello to the messiah as a shot from Avrora
The prosecutor will put you down
Give him some reaction and not those pretty eyes

A cage for the protests, vodka, matrioshka
Prison for May 6, more vodka and caviar
The Constitution is lynched, Vitishko’s in prison
Stability, the prison meal, the fence and the watchtower

For TV Rain they’ve shut down the airwaves
They took gay pride down the washroom
A two-ass toilet — a priority
Sentence to Russia, medium security, 6 years

Putin will teach you how to love the motherland  Original text of Punk Anthem in Russian ТЕКСТ ОЛИМПИЙСКОЙ ПЕСНИ PUSSY RIOT:

50 миллиардов и радужный Лучик,
Роднина и Кабаева факелы вручат.
В лагерях подчиняться и плакать научат.
Салют начальничкам, привет, Дуче!

Сочи блокирован — Олимп под надзором.
Спецсредства, оружие, толпы ментов.
ФСБ — аргумент, МВД — аргумент,
По России-1 — аплодисменты.

Путин научит тебя любить Родину.

Весна в России бывает внезапной,
Привет мессии в качестве залпа.
Авроры, прокурор настроен по-хамски,
Ему нужен отпор, а не красивые глазки.

Вольер для протеста, водка, матрешка,
Тюрьма для Болотной, наливка, икорка,
В петле конституция, на зоне Витишко,
Стабильность, пайка, забор, вышка.

Путин научит тебя любить Родину.

Для Дождя перекрыт эфир.
Гей-прайд отправлен в сортир.
Двухочковый туалет — приоритет.
Приговор России, режим общий, шесть лет.

Путин научит тебя любить Родину.

Родину
Родину
Родину

One Comment

  1. The words, with some explanatory links:http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116668/pussy-riot-releases-new-music-video-sochi

    $50 billion and a rainbow ray

    Rodnina and Kabayeva will pass you the torch

    They’ll teach you to submit and cry in the camps

    Fireworks for the bosses. Hail, Duce!

    Sochi is blocked, Olympus is under surveillance

    Special forces, weapons, crowds of cops

    FSB – argument, Interior Ministry – Argument

    On [state-owned] Channel 1 – applause.

    Putin will teach you to love the Motherland.

    In Russia, the spring can come suddenly

    Greetings to the Messiah in the form of a volley from

    Aurora, the prosecutor is determined to be rude

    He needs resistance, not pretty eyes

    An bird cage for protest, vodka, nesting doll

    Jail for the Bolotnaya [activists], drinks, caviar

    The Constitution is in a noose, [environmental activist] Vitishko is in jail

    Stability, food packets, fence, watch tower

    Putin will teach you to love the Motherland

    They will turn off Dozhd’s broadcast

    The gay parade has been sent to the outhouse

    A two-point bathroom is the priority

    The verdict for Russia is jail for six years

    Putin will teach you to love the Motherland

    Motherland

    Motherland

    Motherland

    Weirdly, though, Pussy Riot does not thank the Interior Ministry representatives in Sochi—all those cops and Cossacks—for providing such great, natural, illustrative footage. They couldn’t have done it without them.

    New Republic Senior Editor Julia Ioffe will be writing dispatches from Russia for the duration of the Olympics. For the entire collection of her pieces, click here.


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