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From Russia with love

Here’s something for you to dwell upon — Gillan discussing everything from the current financial crisis to monogamy in a recent interview for the Russian Internet TV station Nevsky Express:

Thanks to Tatiana Marshanova (via deep-purple.ru) for the info.

18 Comments to “From Russia with love”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    He looks so cool at his age (and I’m not homosexual…ahahah)

  2. 2
    big al says:

    I wish I was that clever! top answers to tricky questions….be nice if they put a dvd out of the whole tour with live/interviews etc.

  3. 3
    Mark Bee says:

    Atrocities America has committed Ian? America isn’t perfect, but it never gave humanity those three wonderful gifts YOU Europeans gave: World War I, World War II, and the Holocaust. Thanks a lot.

  4. 4
    ormandy says:

    Gillan = cool.

  5. 5
    T says:

    Каковы вопросы? Я не могу прочитать русский язык. 🙁

  6. 6
    T says:

    Two comments were particularly striking.

    We all would like to think that our own cultures are superior to others around the world and that our respective countries are immune to atrocities. The fact of the matter is that oppression has been the rule–not the exception–and the reference to Darwinism is well-taken. The strong will dominate at the expensive of the weak. It does not necessarily follow that the strong are perpetually correct, but the end is that we became who we are as a result of it.

    Second, the West has indeed become more homogenous. Ironically, this homogenization is often in the interest of “cultural diversity” which comes at the cost of the culture at large. The emphasis on the smaller differences within our societies becomes so paramount that we lose track and are even discouraged from expressing who we really are.

    As a linguist, I find it sad that, for example, so many languages are contaminated with Anglicisms and that Americanization is so dominant in cultures around the world that these cultures lose their national identity. It is these cultural differences that *really* constitute diversity–an appreciation of all our differences–not a blending until all distinction is eliminated.

    It will be a sad day when the entire worlds speaks a single language and everyone wears nothing but khaki.

  7. 7
    T says:

    Apologies for the typos. I a little tired have become.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi T

    Tried to click on your T again but found myself confused again with what I found on that U Tjube channel

    What s that all about?
    Is it a mistake?

    Cheers, PP65

  9. 9
    Mark Bee says:

    Bla bla…

  10. 10
    elprupdeep says:

    to big al and the others.
    tricky questions??????? did you heard any ??? or you must know russians language!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well would be nice if we have the questions in english subtitle .thanks .cheers and long live DP.

  11. 11
    Bo says:

    Great words from a great (greatest) singer and for sure a great man.
    I can only agree.

    To Mark Bee: I have a lot of very good friends in America, but I still have to say that Europe didt not give World War 1 + 2. Germany did! But what about Vietnam, Iraq, Bush x 2 etc. Now we can only hope for Obama.

  12. 12
    Rascal says:

    All wearing khaki??

    Not me…………………Im sticking to my kilt decorated in ‘Black Watch’ tartan

    Nemo me impune lacessi……………

    ‘The strong will dominate at the expensive of the weak’…………………you betcha!!

  13. 13
    Mark Bee says:

    Bo, you make me laugh….hang onto your pathetic hope.

  14. 14
    Rascal says:

    Obama the saviour?

    You can fool some of the people………….

  15. 15
    Taisia says:

    Here are the questions:
    1. Did you notice any changes around you because of the crisis?
    2. Did it affect you?
    3. How does it feel to be our president’s favorite?
    4. Are there any differences between Putin and Medvedev?
    5. What was your reaction to the conflict in Georgia?
    6. What is age for you?
    7. It that true, that the man who is on stage should be always in love?

    This is exactly what was asked, because I interviewed him myself then. Subtitles will be added in YouTube soon.

  16. 16
    stoffer says:

    I like to hear Gillan talk and I respect his views, I do not always agree however he has opinions as we all do and respect should be the key…

  17. 17
    HG says:

    Thanks “T” !!
    My english is not as good as yours but I got the meaning pretty well. Comes very close to my own conclusions, but I never would be able to express them like you did.

  18. 18
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Taisia, you did the interview? Well then shame on you for the most part, he’s not a political figure, who cares about his views… something tells me you’re just after a few pieces of garbage, rather than an informative or even relevant discussion.
    Cheese gets nothing but cheese in return.

    Thumbs down to your interview, try interviewing the politicians you’re inferior to and the answers might better reflect the questions.
    (what does any of it have to do with music, and who cares what he thinks about it?) Perhaps you have the typical problem with the fact that they played in the Kremlin? So you feel compelled to wind folks up, but their stance is as follows: “we don’t mind playing to anyone interested in “music” and that includes the Russian Prez, criminals in prison, or the bloody Pope… it doesn’t mean we support what they’ve done, it rather means they support us as artists, and thats all we care about.” It’s just a gig, not a rally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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