Sting has resurrected his 1985 song “Russians“, because it’s suddenly relevant again. He took to social media platforms to post a message of support to the people of the Ukraine along the new version of his 1985 Cold War ballad performed acoustically with noted cellist Ramiro Belgardt.

Sting next performs on March 24th in Le Grand-Quevilly, France.


  • Sting‘s The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, which topped out at Number Two on the Billboard 200, has remained one of the decade’s most important and durable albums, spawning four Top 20 hits: “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” (#3), “Fortress Around Your Heart” (#8), “Love Is The Seventh Wave” (#17), and “Russians” (#16).
  • On February 28th, 1986 Sting opened the 28th Annual Grammy Awards with a performance of “Russians.”


  • Two of Sting‘s 1986 Grammy noms for The Dream Of The Blue Turtles — Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and the coveted Album Of The Year prize — went instead to his good friend Phil Collins and his blockbuster No Jacket Required collection.

CHECK IT OUT: Sting’s 2022 performance of “Russians”: