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The Internet has collectively decided that the above video of Russian singer Edward Anatolevich Hill performing a song called “I am very glad, because I’m finally back home” on a Soviet TV show in the ’70s is something that you are obligated to watch, so: you may as well.

Know Your Meme calls it “The Russian Rickroll.” Even early adopter Stephen Colbert is in on it! In conclusion, resistance is futile.

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3quarksdaily has some much-needed historical background on the song; URLesque‘s Nick Douglas has done a close reading of sorts of the Trolololo video, the highlights of which include the importance of the early yuh-yuh-yuh hook and the HIGH VOIIIIIIICE!-Low voiiiiice dichotomy.

Update: Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz gets into the act:

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