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Oh, those Russians . . .

Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! stand up to Putin through song

Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! puts an Olympic protest twist on Sting’s “Russians.” Choir! Choir! Choir!

The members of Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! are protesting the Sochi Olympics the best way they know how — through song.

The group, which sings together twice a week, usually tackles cover songs and masterfully turns them into joyous group anthems, but founders Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman have kicked things up a notch in light of the Olympics.

“This past week, we sang a newly written version of the Sting song 'Russians' as a protest of Russia's backwards laws on LGBTQ, Putin's attitudes, etc . . .” Goldman tells Xtra. “We are very proud of it.”

Sting's original single was released in 1985 as a protest song against the Cold War.

Have a listen to the song above and check out more Choir! Choir! Choir! on SoundCloud.