New Year's greetings from Putin and Medvedev.
In Russia, the celebration of the New Year is the biggest holiday (much like Christmas in America).
Every year a funny video was released with congratulations from the President of the Russian Federation, unfortunately, I have only two issues in my collection.
This particular one was filmed in 2010, the congratulations of Putin and Medvedev (at that time they both already worked as Presidents) were made in the format of the Russian folklore genre 'ditties' ('chastushky', each quatrain is a complete funny, and sometimes obscene, story), in which they jokingly talk about foreign policy problems, bureaucracy and events in Russia, economy, sale of 'Opel' and President of Ukraine Yushchenko, internet memes. ))))
Unfortunately, I have to NOT MAKE the translation - a lot of wordplay, and some points will be clear only to the residents of Russia - explanations will take a lot of time, but I do not know so many letters :).
I am showing this video just to get acquainted with Russian traditions.
At the beginning of the video, a popular Soviet singer flickers, then State Duma deputy from 1997 to 2018 Iosif Kobzon (1937-2018) and Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov.
However, about the Communists will be in one of the next videos ;)
Is there something like that in America, or does democracy not allow it?