The danger of song, &c.

In yesterday’s Impromptus, I mentioned the Singing Revolution, i.e., Estonia’s freedom struggle back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Which brings me to this bit of news:

State-controlled Belarusian Radio has reportedly banned a popular glasnost-era Soviet song by rebellious rocker Viktor Tsoi. The song, titled “Peremen” (Change), features lines like “Our hearts demand change, Our eyes demand change” and requests for it have reportedly spiked in recent weeks as protests against the government of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka have gained steam.

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