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1943 Russian anthem in English

Discussion in 'Eastern Europe February 1943 to End of War' started by Skipper, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Skipper

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    The title of this thread is misleading in two respects:

    1. As the linked item explicitly states, it is the USSR anthem, NOT the Russian anthem.

    2. The date is 1945, not 1943 - a victory parade in 1943 would have been oddly premature.

    The group recalling it in 2009 without comment were clearly die-hards - the USSR had been non-existent for 19 years, along with its sole permitted political party - the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
     
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    The melody is still the same and for the rest of the world the words do not matter, since we wouldn't understand them anyway. The melody of an anthem is a strong symbol and now the message Russia is giving is that Russia = the USSR.
     
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    Chill out people, I just thought it would be interesting to actually understand the Lyrics, sorry for the "misleading title" . I hope I won't be sent to the gulag for this.

    The Anthem was played officially on January 1st 1944. I can therfore assume it was composed in 1943.

    Here is the source. The video also mentions the 1943 date.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Anthem_of_the_Soviet_Union
     
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    Don't worry dear Skip. They won't send you to the Gulag -They use piano wires instead ... :dance3:
     
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    I was always partial to the "Hunt for Red October" version myself
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KsdmlJX0Ss
     
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