During a concert in Poland last summer, he warned his audience that "democracy was under attack worldwide" and described the Ukraine conflict as "an absurdity based on a lie."
Claiming that "democracy was in grave danger unless we defend it," Sting then went on to say that "the alternative to democracy is a prison, a prison of the mind. The alternative to democracy is violence, oppression, imprisonment and silence."
These words were then followed by a throat-slitting gesture.
Nothing surprising in all that, I suppose.
Anyway, I bring Sting up because his song Russians inexplicably popped into my head the other day, and I thought, "Now, there's a song that's probably become a bit awkward given current circumstances."
Rest assured. Sting is on the case.