Ukrainian Kozaks Rap Against Sultan Putin’s Invasion

In 1676, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed IV, sent a haughty ultimatum to the Ukrainian Kozaks, commanding them to submit. The proud Kozaks, defenders of the Ukrainian land, composed a famous reply, full of defiance, fierce independence and scathing humor, ridiculing the Sultan and his demands. They addressed him as “damned Devil’s kin, secretary to Lucifer, swineherd of Egypt, pig of Armenia, goat-fucker of Alexandria…” and finally, called the Sultan to “kiss our arse”.In 2014, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Kozaks posted a similar email to today’s evil despot:  Vladimir Putin…

Adrian Bryttan – author/composer, rapper and violinist, Katya Mischenko-Mycyk – graphics


Yo’ Putin, wazzup, you sick dick? Listen up! You
Think your fucking holy mother Rashka is hot? (*tfuu*)
Shit! no it’s not! You invade Ukraine, our nation, you
Insult entire world population – for you lots of
Pain and bad complication!

All your internet
Bee-otches (bitches) and green little homies gonna soon run for
Cover; you discover what a stupid mistake you make.

We teach you good. Listen close, you hood! This is
Kozak country, understood? Freedom grows here,
Don’t stick your nose here! Screw you referendum. No one
Buys all your lies, get lost! We’re united all together…
If you still want to stay here and linger,
We drag you out by the snout, show you finger! Just
Log on FaceBook, and better take look and read:
EuromaidanPR, see how things really are:


You Rashka peeps chewed raw fish deep in the swamps
You Asiatic creeps, damn right! Moscow love to
Crawl and kiss muddy boots of Genghis Khan, uh-
Huh! Didn’t fight… not too bright!… pathetic sight!

“Third Rome”? what the hell was that shit all about?!
LMAO, and now: “New Rashka”, WTF?
You must be smoking some bomb, dead head, idiot clown!
Rashka “Empire”? hah!, the joke of the town! All the
Stupid Lenin statues coming down – laugh and scream! Your wet
Dream to get your ass into Empress Kathy’s pants? Not a
Chance… hey, now we gonna make YOU dance!

(more Kozak dance music)


We sent a SMS to the Prince of Darkness
To reserve ‘Your Highness’ a well heated room… and Satan
Said “Post-Perestroika Hell is swell!
(The last Sultan you sent me is doing quite well) But
You and Moscow Patriarch would stink it up… so much, my
Devils would rebel.”

“Old Nick”, he won’t take you… (Lucifer has class!) Who
Cares about your Gazprom? – Hell don’t give a damn for your

The Super Bowl ring was lookin’ fly, bling bling, that you
Stole, you crook… You a nation of crooks. Look how
Rashka steals and lies, then spits in our eyes!

Moscow asiatics – you stole our name,
Kyiv, our Empire, pride and our joy – when
Our kings were monarchs and rulers in Europe,
Moscow only knew how to plunder and destroy.

Rashka, you killed Ukrainians by the millions,
Your Tsars, Emperors, Komisars, all hand-in-hand.
Medvedev, go wipe your filthy shoes on Moscow door,
Not in Kyiv. We show you how, understand?
(there are no missing verses, btw… i never bothered adjusting my numbering system during many revisions)

Maidan is just starting, you’ll piss in your pants when
Rashka will see, try to be democracy like
Ukraine. Then your ass will fly out the door. No more
War – here’s better opportunities knocking on your door:

Like in Kyiv, you can scrub and rub clean your pal

Yanyk’s stupid gold toilet bowls, see what I mean? A
Wonderful chance to advance and be liked, you’ll see an
Overnight spike in your popularity polls.

But let’s say you get fired – then you’re hired to to slice salo in the
Salons of Khreshchatyk – a narcotic for psychotics like
You and your cleaver you use to chop Crimea. Now you
Slice and dice pig fat for a fucking year. Good idea!

Chechnya: another place where EVERYBODY loves you! go
Dine with their swine; cause your gangster friends are pigs, that’s
Fine. You can roll in the mud with Zhirinovsky and Lavrov.
Hey, like working in your Duma!… exact same stuff!
(Hit that fiddle!) (exuberant violin dance music)

Our boys from Donbass throw a kiss your way, you’re the
Last one to say Crimea beaches not clean.
No one needs your casino. They pray you will
Play solo Russian Roulette with your loaded carbine.
BTW your YouTube song – it really sucked,
You’ll never sound like a real Kozak! (Kozak songs)

You play with your green men, and air force and sea men.
Don’t hate gays, exit closet -you not macho, no one buys it.
Coward, you punk with no life in your junk, who’s
Scared by a sweet little Pussy Riot.

LOL, we kick your ass back to Hell, to join
Adolf and Stalin, your fallen old friends. You
Dresden “Drecksau, Gottverdamte Schlappschwanz”, take your
Crap to Moscow, and never come back!

We have WiFi… ready to press “Send”… Don’t write
Date, cause we hate to have a calendar around. Hah, look
Up in sky: same moon for you and I… THE
END!, you prick! Put shirt back on, kiss your horse, read this
Letter, we have better adios…PS, no need reply:


“Leck mich!” (timpani beats) “Leck mich!” (timpani beats)
“Leck mich am Arsch!” …if you think that’s harsh, here’s a
Send-off you can’t miss: In Ukraine from town to town, all our
Pants… coming down – we are waiting for your kiss!




11 thoughts on “Ukrainian Kozaks Rap Against Sultan Putin’s Invasion

    • Sandy, thanx so much… i have included some more background in my answers to other comments on this page which might be interesting to you…. please share the video with your friends!

  1. It doesn’t really measure up to the original, I’m afraid… nice try, nevertheless. Love the accent.

    • Robert, i am glad u like my Boris Badenov accent! … and i agree, nothing could measure up to the original which was a concise and brilliant response to the tyrant of its time. I never intended to do a straight updating, however… as i was working on my version, i realized it was starting to have a life of its own… so i did not merely substitute some topical references while keeping the same structure…. if u noticed, i did keep several ideas from the original, like the idea of “not having a calendar because the moon above is same for everyone” and the “swineherd” part – which i expanded to include the Russian Duma. But i went off into many new directions due to the rap “style” and today’s news…

      I also wanted to include a bit of condensed history about both Ukraine and Russia to graphically show the contrast for today’s audience…

      My head is humbly bowed before the 1676 original, and if the rap version has any success at all – this is only due to that wonderful and inimitable manifestation of that Kozak spirit in the letter – which was first discovered in the latter part of the 19th century, read by the famous Ukrainian historian Dmytro Yavornitsky, and which inspired the great paintings of Repin.

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  3. Mr. Bryttan, you covered absolutely everything (or uncovered everything really LOL)!! . All issues are included that the *world* is blind to re Ukraine’s perspective, truth and reality. Can’t stop watching the vid. So creative and unique! It’s hysterical! .You rap a hopeful message but Putin’s/the Kremlin’s stronghold is still eagerly fooling the planet.

    But your *telling it* like it is > priceless!

    Now, when I view that *famous painting*, your words and vid will be stuck in my mind. (Great images/graphics you chose for your vid, by the way; they’d make terrific T’s and posters. Better than the popular Putin T-shirts selling in Moscow these days.))

    • thank u for your kind comments… please see my answer above to Robert about some more of the background to my composition of this piece… i sincerely wish for it to be seen as a hopeful message! Positive attitude is so important! Shakespeare showed this in Henry V, where the proud defiance and confidence of the English monarch became a rallying point to the Brits during WW II…

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