Tuesday Timesuck: A Collection of Songs About Vladimir Putin

If you’re looking for a truly different playlist that’s guaranteed to annoy your co-workers today, VICE Romania has assembled this collection of songs about Vladimir Putin expressing various levels of love and hate.

Here’s a sample. “In the Open Field” is a sort of power ballad (well, to start, anyway) that glorifies Russian military might. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are big fans.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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