Everywhere there are people with incredible talents. This is the case of Petrus Schroderus, an Oulu police officer, who has just once again shown his incredible singing voice. And this time he did so while spreading an important message to take care of health in times of the coronavirus: 'Love life. #Stay at home ' (Rakasta elämää #pysykotona, in Finnish).
His video, posted by Oulu Police Department on its YouTube channel, adds more than a million views in less than 3 days. And it's been in fashion especially in Russia, where it has gone viral and gained coverage in the country's media.
The video, in which Agent Schroderus walks in uniform the streets of Oulu while singing, has moved the Russian audience. People wrote fascinated comments on the great voice of the police officer, his masculinity and his courage for having chosen a song whose origins date back to Soviet times.
The same song, in Russian by Tamara Lund. Video: Tamara Lund - Topic.
In fact, the song is a Soviet Slow march composed by Eduard Kolmanovski for a poem by the poet Konstantin Vanšenkin, published back in 1956 in the afternoon newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The Russian text goes through the Soviet socialist values of the 1950s, such as the importance of the family, friendship and the victory of World War II. The song became very popular in the Soviet Union in the 1950s and in Finland in the 1960s.
Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (the first man in space) named it his favorite song, and Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari sang it after his victory in the 1994 presidential election.