I expect if you googled Russian Red Army, you may find some horrible things. I know the treatment of new recruits can be brutal, to the point of death, but then that has happened here in Australia too. The Russian Red Army Choir performing popular numbers is clearly an effort to humanise the organisation and put kinder thoughts about the army in your mind. A form of propaganda? Of course I won't mention the U word that's been in our newspapers for weeks.
I couldn't make my mind up about which video to post, so you get both and you can choose.
I think visually this one is better and with better lighting, but I think they may have been performing for a Western audience and the sound doesn't seem quite right. How hot is the fair haired lead vocalist! I wouldn't mind getting lucky with him.
This one looks more original and the sound seems much better. But then the filming does not seem so classy and lead singer's hair is not as good as in the one above. Shallow, I know. You could watch both. I have a few times over the past couple of weeks while going about house hold duties.