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posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 3:28 PM on November 6, 2006

Bozhe moi! I downloaded the modern version of the anthem and listened to it with guilty nostalgia (the words are strange and clunky, but the tune still sends shivers down my spine. And then I was going to issue a plaintive request that if anyone could find the "Worker’s Marseillaise," the Russian version of the French anthem (different time signature, different key, much different and more radical words) that was the hymn of the radical left right up until the Bolsheviks took over, please post it, but then I scrolled down the page and there it was, the first entry under "Music and songs that were used as national anthems"! I'm reading about the WWI and revolutionary period now, and you have no idea how happy this makes me. I kiss you, hama7, with a fraternal proletarian kiss!
posted by languagehat at 3:58 PM on November 6, 2006

Awesome post. I had the Red Army Chorus version of the Soviet anthem for the longest time, and always wished I had one of better quality. Boy, did I get my wish.
posted by armage at 4:17 PM on November 6, 2006

Have you ever wanted to hear the Stalin-era anthem in English?

Now you can.
posted by sindark at 4:25 PM on November 6, 2006

Awesome. Burning them all on CD. Thanks.
posted by wfc123 at 4:29 PM on November 6, 2006

“As you can clearly see, Russian anthem technology is vastly superior to that of any other country.”
posted by wfc123 at 4:33 PM on November 6, 2006

Damn.... this song was composed by my Grandmother's brother.... we were never too proud of this in our family, since we were hounded out of Moldavia and into immigration to the US by the Bolsheviks around 1921 ... but some of the Onetskanski family stayed behind (come on, the name "Alexander Alexandrov" remains an ongoing joke in our family to this day - how fake assimilated Stalinoid Russian can you get?...) Some relatives went to the US, some to Argentina... but we all know about our famous Soviet Composer Uncle, Alexander Alexandrov!

It is about time this show business truth come out....

posted by zaelic at 5:08 PM on November 6, 2006 [1 favorite]

These are fantastic. Thanks!
posted by icosahedral at 5:18 PM on November 6, 2006

I'd wager most Canadians of a certain age have a visceral, thrilling reaction to the Soviet Anthem, ushering in, as it did, the mighty hockey wars of the 1970s and 80s. Indeed, for hockey lovers, it must rank a close second to The Hockey Night in Canada theme (second on nostalgia, not musical merit of course).

man, it is giving me goosebumps to remember being a kid, seeing Kharlamov and Yakushev and Tretiak lined up on the blueline while their anthem rang out. What an anthem! I always felt it gave them a 1-0 lead before the game even started, compared to the insipid Canadian effort. But what do the lyrics mean?
posted by Rumple at 7:20 PM on November 6, 2006

Best. Athem. Evah.
posted by Tullius at 9:24 PM on November 6, 2006

I found this site a few years ago, and whenever I'm pissed off, I crank these up loud.
posted by orthogonality at 10:02 PM on November 6, 2006

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