In recent months there’s been a lot of talk internationally about the resurrection of Intervision, the post-Soviet singing contest that Putin wants to be reborn this spring. Now music fans have another contest to look forward to: A Eurovision Song Contest for the military.

RIA reports that Anton Gubankov, the head of Russia’s Ministry of Defence, wants to stage a song contest for the army and he’s on the look out for a few good men.

Speaking on the radio show “Echo of Moscow”, Gubankov described it this way:

We have a wonderful project, which we will begin next year, we can say that this is an analogue of Eurovision, but the specifics of the army. We want to unite the Moscow stage leading military song and dance from around the world.

You military buffs will know that there are already international military music contests, such as Russia’s “Spasskaya Tower”.

We love a man in uniform, but is there really room for another contest? Gubankov thinks so. He points out that his competition will include both songs and dance routines.

Despite the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, “all ensembles” are invited to participate. Perhaps rapprochment isn’t far away?

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Melissa J
6 years ago

Russia shouldn’t even be competing in Eurovision this year. This whole thing sounds ridiculous.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

I don’t know what worries me the most … the fact that Russia is seeking to have more egocentric attention through Eurovision as usual …or that some Eurofans actually expect and want this kind of nonsence to be part of it for no logical reason expect maybe a too many glasses already …

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Cont: I mean drills without firing weapons but synchronizations and tossing fake guns in the air. You know, like Hilary Duff’s movie “Cadet Kelly”.

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Armies are meant to protect civilians and fight against threatening enemies who have the tendency to harm them. Armies from other countries will have a hard time dealing and committing with this as there are more important things to do for them in order to save their people and money. If it’s those routinary drills they can make as a contest, that’s fairly acceptable (plus maybe cheaper than handling another international song contest).

LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

The last thing Russia’s military need now is yet more propaganda. It’s ridiculous. Armies in conflict certainly have other things they should be concentrating on, not singing.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Yikes!!!

Britz26
6 years ago

Nice idea

D
D
6 years ago

In some other Russia-related news, Alexandra Vorobyova has won Golos.