Donetsk railway station, December 3, 2016. Still from video: https://youtu.be/0ofITvthCYQ
The Head of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Aleksandr Zakharchenko is proud of the Donetsk citizens, who supported the Russian flash mobs in Ukraine by singing the song “Eternal Light”1 at Donetsk Railway Station, as stated on the official web-site of the DPR Head.
“The participants appeared to be quite artistic. They not only sang a song but also made a video. It is especially important that at the beginning (of the video – Editor) they have shown the shellings of the Station by the Ukrainian army in 2014 and 2015 to prevent us from forgetting or being too idealistic. When I saw the result, I suggested the creators to use my web-site for the launch the video.”
According to Zakharchenko, the flash mob participants wanted to sing in the former Donetsk airport at first. But the place of the flash mob was changed because of the security reasons.
“I suggested them to sing at the railway station.” The Head of the Republic said. “I ordered to open the station and provide the safety for the participants, and that was my small contribution.”
On December 3rd, DPR citizens responded to the Soviet song flash mobs in Ukraine by singing the song “Eternal Light” (“Valiant Heroes of Days Long Gone”)1 from the Soviet movie “Officers”. The flash mob was held in the Donetsk Railway Station damaged by the shellings on the part of the Ukrainian army. More than 50 people took part in the event.
There was a number of flash mobs at Ukrainian railway stations in November. The participants sang the Soviet songs (that could turn out to be a dangerous event after the Ukrainian decommunization law signed by the Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko – Editor). The first flash mob took place in Zaporozhye, where a song from the movie “Spring at Zarechnaya Street” was performed. Following Zaporozhye, the Odessans also made a video by singing “Dark Moldovan Maiden”1. After that, the songs “Old Maple”, “May There Always Be Sunshine”1 and “Katyusha” were performed in Kharkov, Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk.2
Source: Donetsk News Agency
1 These songs were translated into English by one of our comrades, and you can listen and also sing them here.
2 It is interesting to note that there was also some kind response to these flash mobs from another person. On December 2nd, 3, 2016, the Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko said that “… Ukraine is now fighting to bury the Soviet Union, which existing in the heads of some people, other pretexts for the war simply do not exist.”