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Путин (Putin) (English translation)

  • Artist: Leningrad (Ленинград)
  • Song: Путин (Putin) Album: Всякое
  • Translations: English #1
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Putin

Versions: #1#2
[Couplet 1]
Putin, I'm sorry of course
You've been the same for so many years
You cannot have tobacco or alco 1
You can afford it*
But maybe just a little bit. In the office
Just that nobody saw it
Smoke a cigarette with someone in the M.I.D2
 
[Chorus]
It is difficult, difficult
Like Putin’s path:
It is like he can do anything
It is like he can do anything
It is like he can do anything, but he can’t**
 
[Couplet 2]
Or drink a drink
But without the Russian swing
Because cameras are everywhere
and he can be caught in the act!
He is a legend in his personal life
Well, how? When? And with whom?
Well, there is no way he'll walk like Lenin
in a women's wig
 
[Chorus]
It is difficult, difficult
Like Putin’s path:
It is like he can do anything
It is like he can do anything
It is like he can do anything, but he can’t
 
[Couplet 3]
Everything he does is not like the rest of people
It is happily ever after
He cannot call whores to the Kremlin
Say for yourself
So he is in meetings
Then he is hunting or fishing
Then will come Shoigu, and Sechin 3 ****
Putin, I'm sorry of course
 
[Chorus]
It is difficult, difficult
Like Putin’s path:
It is like he can do anything
It is like he can do anything
It is like he can do anything, but he can’t
 
  • 1. alcohol
  • 2. Министерство иностранных дел Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • 3. Sergey Shoygu and Igor Sechin are two of Putin’s head council members. Sechin is Putin’s de facto deputy and handles a lot of affairs for him. Sergey Shoygu is head military general and served in MID.
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Submitted by Vladimir4757Vladimir4757 on 2019-01-28
Last edited by Vladimir4757Vladimir4757 on 2019-02-02
Author's comments:

*I am certain he is referring to Putin's comical abstinence from alcohol and tobacco
**This is a really, really pointed insult here. I'm sure most people are antiquated with the fact that Putin has been in office now for close to 20 years. This line is saying that hey, guess what, Putin said he can do anything, it is his path, but in reality can he? Has he?
****There are so many Sergeys and Ivans and Boris' in Putin's inner circle I'm surprised meetings don't go something like this: Putin: "Sergey? Present?" Sergey: "Which Sergey? There are five us you know." Putin: "Well, Sergey 4 stepped out of line and something horrible and unfortunate has happened to him, so Sergey 5 you're 4, are you here Sergey 4?"

So yeah, this song. As I said, I didn't like his 2018 album. It was mostly Flordia, some Shnurov and whatever there was, really wasn't him. That being said, this song is so much of what Leningrad stood for. This is just like his song Moscow, or Where is the Water, or really any of his songs from the mid-2000s. This song is pointed, this song is satirical and this song is controversial. I'm surprised it hasn't gotten that much attention though. For a song this political I'm almost certain something had to happen, and seeing I'm an American, I'm actually wondering if this song even exists in Russia because,. Honestly, discussing the meaning of this song is going to be boiled down to the real details, and Shnurov's opinions, but it is clear, Shnurov is not happy with Putin and Shnurov had a few things to say.

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Comments
AldefinaAldefina    Wed, 24/08/2022 - 21:05

The lyrics were corrected:
В женском парике -> В лысом парике
You will need to correct your translation.

AldefinaAldefina    Thu, 25/08/2022 - 19:13

I'm afraid you misunderstood the first stanza completely. The meaning is different. You'll need to translate it anew.

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