According to Loudwire, a top advisor for Russian president Vladimir Putin has used Five Finger Death Punch lyrics in a critical column aimed to express his disgust and expose America’s hypocrisy. Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band, led by members Ivan L. Moody, Zoltan Bathory, Jason Hook, Jeremy Spencer and Chris Kael. In the article, Vladislav Surkov used lines from FFDP songs “Wash it All Away” and “I Apologize.” The motivation behind the interesting choice of expression must come from Five Finger Death Punch’s recent concert in Moscow (Nov. 9). He uses the line “Done with all your hypocrisy” from “Wash it All Away” to condemn western civilization and “I never understood what was wrong, but what’s right” from “I Apologize” to confront ethical schemes.
The East Ukraine conflict began as a dispute over a trade agreement, but it erupted into the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the wars over the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990’s. After Russia took over Crimea in 2014 following tensions with its neighbor, world leaders managed to place a precarious peace deal in 2015. But violence continues in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine — 2016 saw an increase in casualties and 2017 has kicked off with a flareup of fighting.
Relations between the U.S. and Russia are strained, as the conflict in Syria rages on and the alleged communication between President Trump and Putin during the 2016 election, leading some to believe Russian hacking took place.
Zoltan Bathory was not phased by Surkov’s use of his bands lyrics, and responded with messages of unity between citizens of the U.S., Russia and Iran in a Facebook post. See the full post below.
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