Dear Lord, this song and music video by Russian rockers ANJ is made of win. It is so full of awesome that it just might blow up your computer and set your entire internet connection ablaze with the heat of a thousand former-soviet ICBMs. And no, I’m not just saying this because I *heart* Mikhail Gorbachev — the first and only president of what we now call the “former Soviet Union,” and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
From the creator:
I did this video for a Russian Metal Band called ANJ. It is pretty crazy. When I saw the lyrics it seemed to be an earnest tribute to Mikael Gorbachov (that’s how the Russians spell it), so I was a bit confounded about what the video concept should be, but then I had a brainstorm to take it way over the top and I think it was just the thing. Suffice to say it’s half Russian History allegory as told through an old zombie movie made in the Soviet Union, and half animated Soviet Propaganda posters. It’s in HD, so let it load a bit before you play it and then click the little “four arrows” symbol on the lower right part of the viewer to see it in true HD.
GORBACHOV: THE MUSIC VIDEO – BIGGER AND RUSSIANER from Tom Stern on Vimeo.