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YouTube’d memories: Rasputin

I’ve been a bit preoccupied at work this week – moving on to a different role, frantically extricating myself from the responsibilities of the old one, thank you for asking! – to find time for a full-bodied post. I’m leaving you with another of those YouTube’d memories instead.

My memory of this song is quite ex-contemporaneous. I am actively aware that Boney M was one of the few Western acts immensely popular – and fawned over, as the video documents, – in the USSR in the 70’s. I also know that a Russian-themed song must have been their biggest hit in Russia. My first recollection of the song, though, dates from my stay at our university’s Black Sea resort in the summer of 1990, where it got a lot of air at the discotheque…