As many people know I’m a bit of a Russophile; I love old propaganda posters and probably know more Soviet and Russian history (both political and military) than I realistically should as a Canadian kid who grew up in the 80’s. I know how to swear in Russian, took a year of Russian in university (which honestly only made me better at pronouncing things in a russian accent) and have read any number of books on subjects involving the country. It turns out I’ve missed something major about one of the most important leaders of the USSR.
No one can deny the effect that Mikhail Gorbachev had upon the modern world but very few people knew that he was an ass kicking, zombie fighting super hero! As much as I was mildly terrified by the ketchup stain on his head as a kid, it turns out there was far more powerful things to be concerned about. The following video for Russian Metal Band ANJ corrects that startling oversight.
GORBACHOV: THE MUSIC VIDEO – BIGGER AND RUSSIANER from Tom Stern on Vimeo.