Straight outta of Sochi! If you stop for a moment and think – this is real, these people are being beaten by cops and was that a whip? – these people have been imprisoned in Siberia and are at the Olympics dropping big angry Red October shits all over the oppressive, corrupt martial state – if you stop and wonder, you might notice the chorus is sung with a kind of incandescent rage. If you stop and wonder if punk rock was right, if punk rock means something to you, look a this video.

This could be anywhere. But this bit of thrash punk is pure Pussy Riot. I don’t know at what point their tour – oh, shit, imagine if they DID do a US tour – their tour becomes a kind of conquest, an epic tale of struggle, vanquishing evil and rocking out with ski masks on,

$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 [opposition TV] 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

* The English translation is by Julia Ioffe. Read the original article with explanatory links on selected words for better understanding of the context: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/11..