October Revolution Celebrations in Kyiv
November 7 marked the 90th anniversary of the event that tossed Ukraine into the meat grinder of the Soviet experiment.
Red babushka: I just stand here with this flag for a while, and I can do without Validol. And I don’t need any medication. I feel better, and the heart starts pounding [as in the lyrics to “I Vnov Prodolzhayetsya Boi” (“Again the Battle Continues”), the background song].
Twin babushkas: How can we miss it? It’s our Khreshchatyk.
Activist masquerading as a Red sailor: A past of solidarity? You mean that past when they gave people free apartments, free education, free health care — that, basically, is a good past. I wish we had a future like that. The worse we live, the more popular our ideas.
Activist wearing a budenovka: There’s only one guide — the Communist Party. A wrathful people’s rebellion awaits the oligarchy. Glory to the Great October Socialist Revolution! Hurrah, comrades!
Background music: The Internationale (Russian Version)
Red babushka: I sing everyday. There’s nothing left for me to do but to sing. Now there are all kinds of nasty songs being written, “Come on, come on, give it to me, give it to me."
A group of people singing “Smelo My V Boi Poidem” (“Bravely We’ll Go to Battle”):
Za vlast Sovetov (For the Soviets’ power)
I vse my kak odin umryom (And all of us will die like one)
V borbe za eto (In our struggle)
“The worse we live, the more popular our ideas.” So, maybe the commies and oligarchs need each other more than they can tell us?
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