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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mr. Trololo original upload - For those who don't know, this was not the original intent of the song. There were lyrics but everything produced in Soviet times was censored. So, when the first song was submitted, it was heavily redacted because it did not jibe with Soviet ideology. After a re-write, it was submitted again, but this time even more was cut! Not to be outdone, the band decided to carry on with the show, have a catchy tune, but have no lyrics, as a snub to the Soviet censors. So while everyone thinks this is corny, in reality it was brave considering it was making fun of the KGB, state officials, or revealing that the Soviet Union was a miserable place, could land you death if you were lucky or as a guest of the Gulag system if you weren't. RIP Eduard Khil.