Elton John came out with a popular song “Nikita” in 1985 and it was on his album Ice on Fire. The love song tells about having a crush on a woman named Nikita, who is an East German border guard and he is not allowed into the country to be with her.  Backing vocals were by George Michael and Nik Kershaw. This song was quite popular in Latvia when I arrived there in 1994 because Latvia was just regaining its independence and Latvians had their own popular songs about the Soviet time and how people would meet in Latvia and fall in love only to realize they could not be together.


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