Pussy Riot protest Vladimir Putin in new song ‘ELECTIONS’

Russian band Pussy Riot have returned with another politically inspired new track ‘ELECTIONS’ in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s landslide victory.

On Sunday Mr Putin received more than 76% of the vote in latest elections and means he will now serve as Russian president for another six years. Addressing a victory parade in Moscow, Putin said his voters had “recognised the achievements of the last few years”.

Feminist punks Pussy Riot do not fall within that group.

Their new song, produced by Chaika, is sung entirely in Russian and defiantly insists: “Six years we’re gonna fight, fight/ We’re not gonna obey during this term.”

Here are the lyrics in full:

6 years we gonna fight
6 years we not gonna obey
6 years i gonna start a gang
6 years we’re not gonna eat slop scraps

6 years we’re gonna fight fight
We’re not gonna obey during this term
6 years i gonna start a gang
Cops you’d better eat your slops food by yourself

The shameless in power
Power power power power
Stealing as much as they can
Power power power power
Even a thief has a sense of dignity
Steal steal steal steal
If you’re unarmed they’re likely to assault you

6 years we’re gonna fight
6 years we’re not gonna obey
6 years i gonna start a gang
6 years we’re not gonna eat scraps

6 years is the time of palace wars
Term term term term
There are lots of discontented in high-security regime
Term term term term
A coup’s happening, the Kremlin’s extremely nervous

We were given 6 years illegitimately
A dead body’s in the detention centre
Our criminal case was fabricated
We were given 6 years of high-security regime illegitimately

6 years we gonna fight
6 years we not gonna obey
6 years i gonna start a gang
6 years we’re not gonna eat scraps

6 years we’re gonna fight fight
We’re not gonna obey during this term
6 years i gonna start a gang
Cops you’d better eat your slops food by yourself

Subscribe to our newsletter
Delivering curated content