Tsoi Lives

20 years ago today a popular Russian rock singer Victor Tsoi died in a car accident.

20 years ago his songs  spoke to us.

20 years ago we raised our arms and yelled “We Are Waiting for Changes”  together with him.

20 years ago his songs sounded like a war cry.

20 years later it’s still the most played CD that I own.

Tsoi Wall in Moscow

We want changes!
It’s the demand of our hearts.
We want changes!
It’s the demand of our eyes.
In our laughter, in our tears, and the pulse in our veins.
We want changes!

  • Just like I listen to Peter, Paul, and Mary singing the Bob Dylan hit: “The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind; the answer is blowing in the wind.”

  • I travel for JOOLS

    Do you still miss Russia? I realize that’s a broad question.

    • Jools, complicated answer, but I have a post in mind for the near future.
      We’ll be driving by your neck of the woods on Sunday, going to Lawrence for some picking and fiddling.

  • I travel for JOOLS

    Lawrence is such a neat town in the summer – something is always happening – have fun !

  • Lena

    My last name is same as Victor’s.People used to tease me a lot in school, making fun of such a short last name, but it all stopped after Victor appeared in our lives. Some people would come and ask me if we were related, they stopped making fun of my last name, and even when I answered “no, we are not related”,people would start telling me how much they liked his songs, and his personality and his appearance. He was very respected and loved by a lot of people.

    • So are you Russian-Korean? We had a guy with this name in the army.

  • Lena

    No, I am Korean-Korean.

  • Lena

    Кстати, я вам сообщение отправила на мессенджер, вы его ешё не получили?