Sting’s ‘Russians’ reminds us of our shared humanity
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Musicians from around the world are responding to the Ukrainian crisis, including Sting who poignantly spoke about the war in Ukraine over the weekend:
“I’ve only rarely sung this song in the many years since it was written, because I never thought it would be relevant again. But, in the light of one man’s bloody and woefully misguided decision to invade a peaceful, unthreatening neighbor, the song is, once again, a plea for our common humanity. For the brave Ukrainians fighting against this brutal tyranny and also the many Russians who are protesting this outrage despite the threat of arrest and imprisonment.”
He followed these words with a posting of his 1985 song “Russians,” which 37 years later is more relevant than ever.
We also hope that the Russians love their children too.
Sting: «HELP UKRAINE» (2022) News of Ukrainewww.youtube.com
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