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  • Great melody, among the best anthems in the world

    52 69.33%
  • Very nice powerful anthem

    11 14.67%
  • I like it

    2 2.67%
  • Its not that nice

    1 1.33%
  • The American one is nicer

    3 4.00%
  • Those damn Soviets/Russians

    3 4.00%
  • I hate it

    3 4.00%
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    Re: What do you think about the Soviet/Russian anthem?

    Probably top 3 anthem in the world, if not number one.

    But it isnt the best nationalistic song they got:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNU-z6MkWSk&feature=related"]YouTube- The Sacred War[/ame]

    Hooraaa kick that Nazi ass

    Or this

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI_ocZIabUE"]YouTube- Den Pobedy День Победы Moscow 9.may 2007[/ame]


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    Re: What do you think about the Soviet/Russian anthem?

    I like the Music, it is stirring, I have no idea what words they give to it.
    Probably would not sound as well in the English version.

    On a political note Russia is always ruled by the security services and probably always will be, true they are a bunch of thieves and murderers so no change there.

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    Re: What do you think about the Soviet/Russian anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13
    I like the Music, it is stirring, I have no idea what words they give to it.
    Probably would not sound as well in the English version. :
    O Russia, for ever you’re strong sacred country !
    O Russia, for ever the land that we love!
    The fame that is great and the will that is mighty –
    So be they thy treasure in ages to come.
    Praised be the Fatherland, cherishing home of ours –
    Cent’ries-old union of peoples in free,
    Popular wisdom given us by ancestors.
    Praised be our country! And we’re proud of thee!

    From seas in the South and up to polar border
    Our woods and our meadows have stretched far away.
    Alone in the whole world, you stand one and only!
    By God saved as ever our dear native land.
    Praised be the Fatherland, cherishing home of ours –
    Cent’ries-old union of peoples in free,
    Popular wisdom given us by ancestors.
    Praised be our country! And we’re proud of thee!

    For generous dreaming, for life and for longing
    The years approaching give us ample scope.
    With faith in our Homeland we are getting stronger.
    It was so, it is so and it will be so!
    Praised be the Fatherland, cherishing home of ours –
    Cent’ries-old union of peoples in free,
    Popular wisdom given us by ancestors.
    Praised be our country! And we’re proud of thee!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbjQeW8KRn0&feature=PlayList&p=30A9CDB2EA3 3D6AA&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=10"]YouTube- Russian Anthem, Гимн *оссии, Military Parade 2007[/ame]
    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP
    But it isnt the best nationalistic song they got:
    Arise, beloved country!
    Arise, for mortal fight
    With Fascist hordes despicable,
    The forces of the night.

    Refrain:
    Let waves of righteous fury
    Swell up as ne'er before
    And spur us to the vict'ry of
    Our sacred people's war. (x 2)

    Give chase to those who'd conquer us
    Oppressive tyrants all,
    Who'd crush great flame ideas,
    Who'd cast us into thrall.

    Refrain

    Their black wings we will never let
    Fly o'er our motherland,
    Nor ever shall her precious fields
    Fall to a hostile band.

    Refrain

    These dirty rotten Fascist pigs
    We'll shoot between the eyes.
    The garbage of humanity
    Is headed for demise.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuLebpUBCio&feature=related"]YouTube- The Sacred War [The Holy War] Священная война[/ame]


    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP
    Or this :
    Den' Pobedy" (Russian: День Победы, English: Victory Day) ranks among the most popular in the large corpus of Russian songs dedicated to World War II. "the song seemed to have turned back the time. Although written three decades after the war, it now seems that it was this song that helped us to gain the victory".
    the jury, composed primarily of elderly songwriters whose tastes had been formed during Stalin's era, was exceedingly displeased with the result. The lyrics appeared to them lightsome and frivolous…
    Although the performance of the song was strongly discouraged, Lev Leshchenko, one of the most popular Soviet singers, dared to premiere it during his concert in Alma-Ata in late April
    Since then, the song has been invariably performed during every Victory Day celebrations in the Soviet Union and Russia, often concluding a program of festivities, with the last stanza drowned in sounds of fireworks over the Red Square.
    David MacFadyen explains, "this powerful song draws not upon the bravery of youthful soldiers but the private memories of ageing, greying veterans. Its poignant combination of joy at a stunning victory and sadness at great loss sounds just as relevant today, when the war itself is something about which some young Russians neither know nor care".[1]

    Victory Day, how far was it from us
    Like an ember dwindled in the faded fire.
    Miles were there, burnt and dusted, —
    We did all we could for hastening this day.
    Chorus:
    This Victory Day
    Saturated with the smell of gunpowder,
    This is a holiday
    With gray hairs on temples,
    This is joy
    With tears in our eyes,
    Victory Day!
    Victory Day!
    Victory Day!
    Days and nights at open-hearth furnaces
    Our Motherland spent, sleepless.
    Days and nights we fought a hard battle,
    We did all we could for hastening this day.
    Chorus
    Hello, Mom, not all of us came back...
    Wish to run about barefoot in dew!
    Half of Europe, we have stridden half the Earth,
    We did all we could for hastening this day.
    Chorus x 2
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq_XEl955IQ&feature=related"]YouTube- victory song in moscow parade 2005[/ame]




    Russian Artillerists march

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DA1y_s2D5M&feature=related"]YouTube- Russian Artillerists march[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=639AA6KYNsw&feature=related"]YouTube- Серебро: Журавли (subtitle in Russian/English)[/ame]
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    Re: What do you think about the Soviet/Russian anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    I like the Music, it is stirring, I have no idea what words they give to it.
    Probably would not sound as well in the English version.

    On a political note Russia is always ruled by the security services and probably always will be, true they are a bunch of thieves and murderers so no change there.
    And what good does this do?
    As if our slate is clean...
    Better to have student exchange programs - things which lead to understanding between nations.

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    Re: What do you think about the Soviet/Russian anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    YouTube- Russia National Anthem

    What is your thought when you hear it?
    The USSR.
    Oppression.
    The Evil Empire.

    This one gives chills down my spine.
    The lone nation to stave off the Evil Red Menace.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWaET7ky6BA"]YouTube- National Anthem of Finland[/ame]

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