According to a BBC news report, Police in Russia have scored a major PR coup with a cover – sung by the police choir – of Daft Punk’s, Get Lucky.
“We’re up all night to get lucky, we’re up all night to get lucky,” sing the Russian Interior Ministry Ensemble, dressed to the nines in their uniforms and medals, and largely straight-faced.
“Russian police rock,” writes one university student in Moscow.
Troitsky believes the video is, “100% a PR effort” aimed at “softening” the image of the police, and giving them a more “human face”.
There have been a number of incidents of alleged police brutality in recent months, especially in their treatment of migrants.
The army choir is well-known and has toured internationally, and in recent years, they’ve been moving from Russian patriotic songs to more popular numbers , sung in English.
Daft Punk is very much associated with the gay disco scene, making it an even more incongruous choice, says Troitsky – given the Russian authorities crack down on homosexuality.
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