Hello, and welcome!
I hear this song in just about every bar/club/cantina I walk into. It’s Ukraine’s/Russia’s favourite call-and-respond anthem — and it’s damn catchy if heard several dozen million times. Introducing: U Nas Na Rayone (У нас на районе!).
Potap (the guy) and Nastya (the Amy Winehouse-lookin’ lady) rock a chorus in Surjik (a mix of Ukrainian and Russian) that essentially states, ‘This is our neighbourhood/This is how we roll.” The video has all kinds of stereotypical Ukrainian scenes. Dudes eating sunflowers, old folks collecting empty bottles of beer, Russian Facebook, the public de-dusting of rugs, beautiful women and two art-school friends from Kyiv riding a steamroller with their tongues in their cheeks.
Here are four dudes I recently met who love repping their neighbourhoods…Насладитесь!