Recognise the voice in the BBC’s Russia propaganda?

Who’s that singing Ochi Chornaya in the BBC’s World Cup promo?

Perfect Russian, with a Wagnerian timbre.


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  • Jeremy Sams says:


  • Jeremy Walker says:

    Ochi Chorniye (Очи Чёрные), not ~aya

  • Anonymous says:

    Must be John Tomlinson.

  • Dennis says:

    I’m sure the BBC did similar promo spots for previous World Cups (and Olympics, etc). Why is this deemed “Russia Propaganda”? Just the fact that anything these days involving Russia brings out utter insanity among the media and political classes, who seem drenched in anti-Russia paranoia. Did you denounce the BBC’s “Brazil Propaganda” in 2014, or “South Africa propaganda” in 2010, etc?

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