Old Man Archimedes (ДедАрхимед)

The series of short verse satires in Russian have been very enjoyable to listen to. The series started over 4 years ago. However, they’ve been focusing on Ukraine since the invasion in the recent month. They are witty and sharp.

Although the performer appears to be a somewhat dense, naive, old man who is clearly mocking the official line of the authorities, he is in fact actually laughing at it. This is a very nice performance. I believe you’ll like it if your Russian is good. This is a very simple example.

As best I can tell, “Archimedes” is just a funny rhyme in Russian for “Дед,” which here means old man (though it can also mean grandfather); I don’t know of any other meaning it would have, nor any connection to the great ancient Greek.

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