It’s Day 105 of the Revolution in Ukraine.
The Crimean occupation by “unidentified soldiers under Russian command” (dubbed the “little green men” by Ukrainian military) continues…
But today’s lesson comes from the talented and brave Marines under siege on their base in Kerch, Crimea, military unit А 0669, who are showing the world: to never stop being creative even under the worst circumstances, because creativity is resistance.
Even as hostages under siege (their base is surrounded by “little green men” with rather large weapons) Ukrainian Marines serenade their Russian brothers with an impromptu outdoor concert. Even our marines are talented musicians and generous hosts!
Meet Sasha (Alexander Sema), the lead singer in the video below, who is a poet, a Junior Sergeant and was a peacekeeper in Kosovo. In this video clip he sings a song from Okean Elzy, one of Ukraine’s most popular and successful rock bands (recently banned from playing in St. Petersburg, Russia and accused of being “nationalist”).
The song is “That Day” – and the chorus he sings in the video is:
I’ll draw that day
Where I’m flying and that day
Where I’m singing.
That one day! That one day!
And I see a seagull in flight,
I’m in heaven, not in the mud,
I’m in that day, that day…
Bravo, heroes! You demonstrate once again that the revolution of dignity continues on daily…!
Marines show what courage and the love of life really are
The Marines staged a Stroygorodke/Storybrooke outdoor concert. The impromptu concert at the military base became a kind of message to anyone who thinks that the Marines are demoralized.
According to the deputy commander for work with personnel, Oleksiy Nikiforov, the purpose of the concert is to lighten the mood and morale of personnel and show everyone that the Marines are okay.
“You know, everyone was tired, the psychological pressure was so strong, and to cheer people up – the idea came to organize a concert today. My fighters play in the group “Foreign Land,” which was formed more than a year ago. They gathered together with enthusiasm, without instruments, a drum was wedged into the stool, and they began. Now people play and compose their own songs. The soloist is Alexander Sema, the director is Nikolay Semin,”- our deputy commander who presented the musicians.
Earlier, residents of Kerch could hear this musical band on the promenade where they gave a concert on Navy Day. The Marines also gave a concert for pupils of the Republican boarding school, who are trained as “School apprentices,” which was organized by the Marines.
The Marine’s repertoire – include his own songs, as well as compositions from the groups “Earring,” “The Time Machine,” “Okean Elzy” and others.
Viewers were not indifferent. The musicians sang, and soldiers and journalists all clapped. The armed men, stationed at the entrance gates, reported the correspondent of “Arguments week – Kerch” that they loved the concert, and they are grateful to the guys for these unexpected positive emotions.
Isis Wisdom, Voices of Ukraine