Russian Army Pop Song Imaginaries About Nukes Destroying US, NATO
- A part of Russia’s Defense Ministry released a pop songIt is time to celebrate its vast nuclear arsenal.
- The song is about the power of “Sarmat,” also known as the “Son of Satan” missile.
- Russia has repeatedly shown its nuclear power, even as its plan to invade Ukraine was unsuccessful.
Saturday was a day of fantasies for the Russian military about eliminating NATO and the US using its nuclear weapons.
The song is music videoThe Sarmat ICBM is celebrated, affectionately called “Sarmatushka” in this title.
It is just the latest in a long line of celebrations of Russia’s weapons of mass destruction. They have been increasing in salience while Russia struggles with its invasion of Ukraine.
The music videoParkPatriot.media, an arms of the Russian defense ministry that focuses on propaganda, published the song.
It shows footage of the Sarmat as well as what appears to be uniformed Russian soldiers. The missile can carry large amounts of nuclear warheads. has been dubbed the “Son of Satan” for its destructive power.
Denis Maidanov is the singer behind the song. He is also a member of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party and serves in Russia’s legislature. He is a strong supporter of the war.
The four-and-a-half-minute video of the song celebrates the efforts to construct the missile, which is the latest in Russia’s arsenal and is being integrated into its military in 2022.
It shows images of the Sarmat missile being tested-fired, and at one point shows Maidanov listening to Putin speak on TV.
“We are carefully placing our Sarmat/ Into a stainless steel container / The dashboard has fallen asleep / The missile awaits command. Maidanov sings, “The Russian Sarmat is ready/To strike our enemy.” The video was translated by Insider.
“It’s ready and willing to carry out an operation / To turn our enemy into dust,” he says. “It only has one joy/ To disturb NATO’s sleeping.”
Maidanov claims that the Sarmat “looks into the distance… at America.”
The song’s release coincided to Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Day. It was dedicated to the units responsible in nuclear weapons.
Russia claims that the missile was successfully tested in spring 2022. It can carry between 10 and 15 payloads. Each payload can carry multiple nuclear warheads.
It is an intercontinental missile (ICBM), designed to reach all places on the globe.
The Russian Ministry of Defense did no immediate respond to Insider’s request.
Through the war in Ukraine, Putin has relied on state TV and popular entertainment to project his propaganda onto the Russian population.
Russia has the largest arsenal of tactical nukes in the world. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Putin has repeatedly praised his nuclear arsenal, including in a speech in September. insisted he was “not bluffing”These should be available for you to use.
Hardline Russian politicians, including former president Dmitry Medvedev, were more open about Russia’s ability to wipe out the globe with its nukes.
Last week Russia’s defense ministry shared a menacing video of an ICBM being loaded into a launch silo, also linked to the strategic-missile-forces day. According to the ministry, the missile was a “Yars.” has can deliver a nuclear warhead.
Russia has taken steps towards nuanced its nuclear rhetoric. Putin stated earlier in the month that Russia has not “gone mad” over their use and will not be the first to do so. the BBC reported.
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