Russia’s Top Rock Band Understands Revolution More than Politicians

Makarevich Andrey Vadimovich

Andrey Vadimovich Makarevich, founder of the Russia’s oldest active rock band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine), has released a statement on YouTube.

I’m very concerned about what is happening in Ukraine. But I’m much more concerned about what’s happening on that account in my own country.

I cannot rid myself of the feeling that our authorities perceive the country and its people as nothing more than things for them to control.

However, if a ruler does not listen to its people, and at the same time uses force against it, the people will overthrow him. What happened in Ukraine is typical of a revolution, and for all my lack of love of revolutions, I cannot say that this was unjust.

20.05 ….and a thought for how Ukraine crisis might affect the US’ other foreign policy nightmare – Syria, an ally to Russia