In one of the more bizarre new year message of goodwill, Russia's Red Army Choir sing their version of Pharrell's track "Happy." The choir, decked out in full military uniform, dance and sing along to the track that soundtracked your 2014 summer. The video also features a Moscow traffic policeman busting some moves.
The Red Army Choir MVD Ensemble was established in 1939 under Stalin and were formed to lift morale among the troops. Today they are the official ensemble of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation.
But they've made this version of "Happy" for the people, not the government. "I really want people who are watching us and listening to us to understand that we are doing this only for them, personally for them, not for the government, not for their bosses but personally for everyone who is at home or watching us on television, to touch every heart,” choir soloist Alexei Dmitriev told Sky News.
If the choir seem familiar, you may remember them from their performance of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. They also released a version online, below. Wonder if they take requests?