Sting Shares Video Of Himself Singing ‘Russians’ To Support Ukraine
As the Russia-Ukraine war rages, Sting recently shared a new video on Instagram of himself performing his 1985 song “Russians.”
“I’ve only rarely sung this song in the many years since it was written, because I never thought it would be relevant again,” Sting says in an introductory note. “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.”
The singer made a call to stop the war, saying, “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 – We, all of us, love our children. Stop the war.”
“Russians” is a song from Sting’s debut solo album The Dream of the Blue Turtles in which he sings about the Cold War.
“There is no monopoly on common sense/On either side of the political fence/We share the same biology, regardless of ideology/Believe me when I say to you/I hope the Russians love their children too,” he sings in the song.
Sting also shared the address of a warehouse in Poland where people can send essential materials to those affected by the war, noting that the supplies are delivered in coordination with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and are guaranteed to go to the people most in need.
(Photo: Eric Ryan Anderson)
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