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Russia - national anthem

  • The national anthem of Russia is titled "Государственный гимн Российской Федерации" (Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii), which translates to "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" in English.

  • It was officially adopted on December 30, 2000, by President Vladimir Putin.

  • The music was composed by Alexandrov Alexandr Vasilyevich, who originally wrote it for the national anthem of the Soviet Union.

  • The lyrics were written by Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov, who also had written the lyrics to the Soviet Union's and the Russian Federation's first anthem.

  • This anthem replaced the instrumental national anthem that had been used since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, which was a period of Russia's history with no official anthem.

  • The lyrics of the Russian national anthem are a mix of Russian history, pride, and patriotic sentiments, while also acknowledging the country's vastness and diversity.

  • The anthem is traditionally played at official state functions, during national holidays, and at international events where Russia is represented.

The lyrics translated into English:


Russia is our sacred state,

Russia is our beloved country.

A mighty will, great glory –

Your dignity for all time!


Be glorified, our free Fatherland,

The age-old union of fraternal peoples,

Ancestor-given wisdom of the people!

Be glorified, country! We are proud of you!


From the southern seas to the polar edge

Our forests and fields are spread out.

You are the only one in the world! You are the only one –

the native land so kept by God!



A wide scope for dreams and for life

The coming years open to us.

We are given strength by our fidelity to the Fatherland.

So it was, so it is and it will always be so!


Original lyrics:


Россия — священная наша держава,

Россия — любимая наша страна.

Могучая воля, великая слава –

Твоё достоянье на все времена!


Славься, Отечество наше свободное,

Братских народов союз вековой,

Предками данная мудрость народная!

Славься, страна! Мы гордимся тобой!


От южных морей до полярного края

Раскинулись наши леса и поля.

Одна ты на свете! Одна ты такая –

Хранимая Богом родная земля!



Широкий простор для мечты и для жизни

Грядущие нам открывают года.

Нам силу даёт наша верность Отчизне.

Так было, так есть и так будет всегда!



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