The children also pledge never to surrender Crimea as they sing from a military college against a backdrop of Second World War monuments in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad.
The film borrows a clip from a Brexit rally to justify Vladimir Putin’s bid to restore Russian might.
A propaganda video has emerged showing Russian cadets vowing to grab Alaska from the US – and singing that they are ‘ready to die’ for President Vladimir Putin
One of Vladimir Putin’s ultra-loyal MPs Anna Kuvychko (pictured) sings along with the uniformed cadets
Putin (pictured), 65, has not yet declared if he will run or not for a six year term in the March 2018 presidential election, but meanwhile videos like this show the path being cleared for him to notch up another landslide – 18 years after he first took the Kremlin helm
‘We want our country back’, trumpet the Vote to Leave posters, mixed with a message that the Russian young are ready to die for ‘Uncle Vova’, aka Vladimir Putin – Vova being a fond version of his first name.
The song pledges to bring Alaska – once a tsarist outpost – ‘back home’ and to ‘keep our Crimea for our descendants’.
Putin, 65, has not yet declared if he will run or not for a six year term in the March 2018 presidential election, but meanwhile videos like this show the path being cleared for him to notch up another landslide – 18 years after he first took the Kremlin helm.
One of his ultra-loyal MPs Anna Kuvychko sings along with the uniformed cadets with lyrics which seem to predict Donald Trump’s impeachment and write off the European Union as of no consequence.
The song – redolent of Soviet-style propaganda – makes clear there will be no concessions to Japan in the disputed Kuril Islands, several of which Tokyo claims, nor 11 time zones away to NATO over the Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, an amber-rich region bristling with Russian military firepower.
The film also borrows a clip from a Brexit rally (pictured) to justify Vladimir Putin’s bid to restore Russian might
The song pledges to bring Alaska – once a tsarist outpost – ‘back home’ and to ‘keep our Crimea for our descendants’
Major newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets noted it showed ‘kids ready to die for Putin’ and said the song – supposedly the initiative of Kuvychko (pictured), an ultra-loyalist in his United Russia party – has been widely shared online.
The first verse takes a swipe at America’s perceived role as a superpower seeking global hegemony with the EU painted as its supplicant.
Then comes a refrain, making clear the obedience of these cadets to Putin if he orders them into action in the ‘final battle’.
As the cadets dream of grabbing America’s largest state – sold by the Romanov tsars for $7.2 million in 1867 – they give a final stirring rendering of the refrain.
Major newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets noted it showed ‘kids ready to die for Putin’ and said the song – supposedly the initiative of Kuvychko, an ultra-loyalist in his United Russia party – has been widely shared online.
‘Bring Alaska home’: The song translated
The 21st century is here – the Earth has got weary of wars,
The population of the planet is sick and tired with hegemony.
There is no opinion of its own in the European Union,
The Middle East is groaning from troubles,
Across the ocean the president was stripped of his power.
And we are – from our northern seas to southern borders, from the Kuril islands to the Baltic shore,
We wish for peace in this land, but if the main commander calls us up for the last battle – Uncle Vova, we are with you!
And what will be left for my generation? If we are weak, we will lose the whole country.
And our devoted friends – these are the army and navy,
And a red star of a grandfather as a memory of friendship.
Then comes the Uncle Vova refrain once more before the next verse vows:
The Samurais will never get this line of islands,
We’ll stand up and protect the amber capital,
We’ll keep our Sevastopol and Crimea for our descendants,
We’ll bring Alaska back home.
The young singers are reported to be from Volgograd Police Cadet school 44, and the song comes at a time when observers note a return to pride in the military and law enforcement agencies in Russia.
Volgograd is a ‘hero city’ for its role in pushing back the Nazis, with some two million killed in the Battle of Stalingrad as Hitler’s thrust into the USSR was reversed.
Kuvychko, who represents Volgograd, said on Facebook: ‘The growing generation of hero city Volgograd, who are they?
‘They are thinking people, and very much loving our country – the great Russia!
‘They were brought up with the help of an example given by our defenders, they clearly understand that their great-grandfathers were fighting here, on Stalingrad’s land, long ago for this blue peaceful sky.
‘They are facing different challenges these days no less serious than before. But they will manage and they will win!’
Other comments are not so positive, with critics claiming it is ‘a chilling propaganda anthem’ aimed at backing Putin’s bid to keep his grip on Russia.
‘Don’t mix up your Motherland and Uncle Vova. Love to the big boss is not about patriotism,’ said one.
‘We’re right on the way to a new North Korea,’ complained another.
A critic added: ‘It is a pure political propaganda, dragging children into politics and teaching them from early years that war is a good thing.
‘And those words about taking Alaska are hardcore. Where are those MPs coming from?’