The Syrian comrades' rendition of the Soviet/Russian anthem, performed during Medvedev's visit to Damascus last week:
Normally, I'm allergic to this tune, but it's so comically off-key here that I couldn't resist sharing it... :)
Holy crap! It's an act of musical terrorism:)
I forwarded this page to some of my Russian friends... they were polite, but thought it was an abysmal rendition!
Holy crap is right! That was my exact reaction also! How did Medvedev not turn around and STARE at the orchestra with a "you have GOT to be kidding me" expression!