Re: 'Mother Russia' I don't think this song is related to communism at all, but it's related to perestroika and glasnost. There were many wars in imperial days, Napoleon burned down Moscow. Hitler made a massive rampage in the USSR before he was pushed back and finally defeated. After WW2, USSR and USA had it's massive arsenals of nuclear and thermonuclear weaponry pointed at each other. In late '80s, after the induction of the reformes by Gorbachov, tensions between two blocks started falling. IMHO, this song is releated to the fact, at that moment, Russian people had the chance to live in peace with the rest of the world. Besides that, it's a good song, somewhat incomplete. 3.5/5.