Gazprom's Corporate Video From Hell

Last Updated Jan 20, 2010 6:28 AM EST

Little needs to be said about this corporate feel-good video from Gazprom, the Russian gas company. Stop what you are doing right now and hit "play." You will not regret it. According to George Parker, the song was written and performed by Vladimir Tumayev, director of the Gazprom subsidy Spetsgazavtotrans. I've posted the English lyrics below the video so you can get the full effect. If, by the end of the day, you're not singing "Let's drink to you, let's drink to us, / Let's drink to all the Russian gas / That it never comes to an end, / Though it's so hard to obtain," then there's something wrong with you. Translated Lyrics:
Don't bother trying, you'll never ever find A surer friend than Gazprom We're giving people warmth and light For office and for home We should always keep in mind From dawn till sun down, That our work is always needed Working day or holiday
Refrain: Let's drink to you, let's drink to us, Let's drink to all the Russian gas That it never comes to an end, Though it's so hard to obtain Let's drink to you, let's drink to us Let's drink to all the Russian gas For those extracting the new sun From down beneath the ground

We're renowned for our deeds The world over And all your troubles will recede If Gazprom people are nearby Don't try, you'll never ever find A surer friend than Gazprom We're giving people warmth and light For office and for home

Refrain: Let's drink to you, let's drink to us, Let's drink to all the Russian gas That it never comes to an end, Though it's so hard to obtain

Let's drink to you, let's drink to us Let's drink to all the Russian gas For those extracting the new sun From down beneath the ground