In Russia there is a special type of songs many men are glad to hear and sing – those are Russian army songs, the songs that were written or sung while the army service. As you might know they have to serve compulsory – each boy no matter where he was born or how wealthy he is (of course usually this is a subject to many more deriviations we won’t touch today) and the service itself usually is a very tough thing by itself. The famous Russian saying says something like “Have you served? Be proud. Haven’t? Stay happy.”, meaning that those who passed thru all this should be really proud of himself not to get down, and those who by some reason avoided the service must be really happy they escaped all this toughness.
But nevertheless the songs are sung by all as many think they reflect the true manhood and unity of the men. Sometimes it can’t stand to be comically inclined, but sometimes they even thing those on big scene.