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Music Monday: Annie ‘Russian Kiss’ feat. Bjarne Melgaard

Monday 10 February 2014
Words Alice Bell

We’ve been shocked, moved and saddened by Russia’s oppression and violence against their LGBTQ people. Scenes that are sadly all too common in Russia were highlighted recently in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Hunted‘. The Olympics’ opening ceremony added insult to injury by featuring the faux-lesbian t.A.T.u in an already controversial event.

On a more positive note, the messages of support from around the world and displayed by large corporations such as the recent Google Doodle, and Channel 4’s rainbow flag flanked site, show how far we have come, even though much of the world still has a long way to go.

In that vein, the latest offering from Annie (of Chewing Gum fame) is a thoroughly Fuck-you-Russia affair. Annie and Melgaard explained it’s “a short movie about the right to kiss one’s beloved — regardless of sexual orientation — wherever one likes.”