As we all try to cope with the spectacle of Vladimir Putin penning a New York Times op-ed appealing to the American people over Barack Obama’s head, and the return, however briefly, of bipolar U.S.-Russian domination of world events, I just can’t resist some anachronistic music videos about our Cold War adversary and its history. Here’s Boney M. with the infectious disco hit “Rasputin.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.