“We’re staying home today”: The unexpected anthem of Russia’s COVID-19 lockdown

Screenshot from the music video of Hadn Dadn’s “We’re staying home today”, YouTube, 2018. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. As Russia gradually eases its COVID-19 lockdown, a song by Moscow indie band Hadn Dadn is being hailed as the “anthem of self-isolation.” “We’re staying home today,” begins the song of the same name, “We’re staying home tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow. And the day after that.” Given the strictness of self-isolation requirements for Russians, particularly in Moscow, it’s not surprising that the song’s…

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