My Ultimate Compilation of Russian/ Soviet Official and Alternative Anthems

This is post 2 in my Russian / Soviet Music for Posterity series. This entire month I’m dedicating to two major events:

  1. The Mystery of the Russian Revolution (Centennial of the Russian 1917 Revolution)
  2. Perhaps a bit more modest, but a notable event in my book 😉 — my release of EARTH SHIFT WEBINAR 6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA, the powerful culmination of the Multidimensional Geopolitics Series.

In this post I have collected for you some very cool YouTube clips showcasing the main Russian / Soviet anthem, as well as the alternative ‘people’s anthems,’ so to speak. These are the kinds of songs that not only outlived the USSR, but also remain people’s favorites, touching millions in ways that cannot be described, despite huge changes Russia underwent in the past decades.

All of these were written in different times in the USSR. I choose the clips I personally prefer, as well as the ones containing English subs, so you can all follow the memorable lyrics. Coupled with the music, in my view, these are some of the most powerful songs ever written.

The real soul of any culture and any nation is expressed through the quality of their songs. These songs really stand out and they say a lot about the true nature and soul of Russia and the USSR.

That’s my opinion, and what’s yours? Don’t worry, it’s an open discussion, and if someone feels compelled to bash ‘those damn commies’ — as is so common for the sheeple — be my guest, although I would prefer a higher level of discussion and more intelligent comments than that.

As I’ve told you all before, it was never about communism — it was always about Russia The Great Balancer being a threat to the yang and aggressive West’s expansionism. Or as Lenin would have called it ‘Western imperialism’ — the same thing we today refer to as globalism, one world government and NWO. In other words, Lenin called it 100+ years ago.

We’ll talk some more about the TRUE role of Russia The Great Balancer and the 1917 revolution in EARTH SHIFT WEBINAR 6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA!

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Below there are three songs, and several versions of each.  If you enjoy them, vote in the comment section which song and which version grabs you and why.  

ANTHEM OF RUSSIA — OFFICIAL VERSION. (Note that it is the same anthem as the USSR’s, denoting continuity, but the lyrics have been somewhat modified — by the original Soviet lyrics author, Sergey Mikhalkov.)

ANTHEM OF RUSSIA – contemporary version. Crimea, 2015 — ENG SUBS

ANTHEM OF RUSSIA — cool flashmob on Red Square

ANTHEM OF RUSSIA – rock version

ALTERNATIVE/ POPULAR RUSSIAN ANTHEM 1 — VICTORY DAY (Soviet song dedicated to the difficult victory in WWII – The Great Patriotic War. One of the most popular Soviet/Russian songs ever written, still brings tears to people’s eyes.)

VICTORY DAY — Contemporary version, by original performer Lev Leshchenko. Notice the crowd of young people singing along!

VICTORY DAY — flashmob in Novosibirsk, Siberia on May 9.

VICTORY DAY — with ENG SUBS

ALTERNATIVE/ POPULAR RUSSIAN ANTHEM 2 — SO VAST IS MY MOTHERLAND. This easily could have been the official Russian anthem, if Russia already didn’t have one of the best anthems out there.

The original  SO VAST IS MY MOTHERLAND performance, episode from the hit 1936 Soviet film Circus (Цирк), 1936. This is the story of a white American performer who arrives from the racist USA to Moscow to perform her dangerous circus act, and who falls in love with a handsome Russian, while being ashamed of having to hide from everyone her black baby… until she, to her great surprise, learns that in the USSR it’s not a problem at all.

The official performance of SO VAST IS MY MOTHERLAND, 1930s recording, ENG SUBS

SO VAST IS MY MOTHERLAND – contemporary version, The Young Russia Festival, Red Square

 

DON’T MISS POST 1: ‘Dance Russia and Cry Europe’ ~ Hit Clips About Putin and Russia

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About Lada Ray

Lada Ray is a linguist & former financial consultant with Smith Barney. Born in Russia, Lada lived and traveled to nearly 30 countries on most continents. She is the internationally certified Feng Shui Master and author of 3 novels + multiple novelettes; most notably, top-rated metaphysical thriller THE EARTH SHIFTER & bestselling thriller GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure). Lada has extensively written re. Russia, world cultures, geopolitics, empire collapse, feng shui and consciousness. She is known for her accurate predictions. Lada's Blogs: FuturisTrendcast - geopolitics and predictions. Lada Ray Blog - books, writing, world cultures. We are presently working on expanding Lada Ray Youtube channel to include Lada's original geopolitical analysis and far-reaching global predictions, as well as her mystical futurism. The world is going through a massive tectonic shift of consciousness on all levels and in all aspects of life. Make sure you are prepared! Subscribe!

Posted on November 3, 2017, in Russia and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Hi Lada! Thanks for these beatiful and amazing songs. For the Russian National Anthem I love all of them but if I have to choose, I choose the second and the third. I really love them. All the songs are simpliy beautiful.

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  2. I prefer the very first video, the anthem of Russia (official version). Not to take away anything from the rock version or other versions out there, it is just that the original version is solemn, melodious, and commands respect.
    Victory Day is pretty good but I thing it is suited more to honoring the Russian veterans of World War II (Victory Day Parade) and can be used in proxy to the official anthem of Russia if need be.

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  3. Thanks Lada. Grateful to learn new perspectives. Can I say something obvious? Russian women are beautiful! Some look out of this world!

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  4. I like the first one, the official version. The music is soaring, emotional and unites.

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  5. These songs bring tears to my eyes. I especially love the official anthem, and I also like Victory day by Lev Leshchenko.
    The anthem is very very powerful! It has always touched me into my core! When I hear it, for a moment, the rest of the world sees to lose it color…
    I very much wish I could speak Russian! Now all my energy has to go into learning Thai, but Russian would be my next language!

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  6. Definitely the anthem, official version. It resonates in all my cells since I was a kid!

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  7. Being Russian, all three songs strongly resonate with me, but on different levels.
    On the deeply personal level, Victory Day is the song that grips me the strongest, to the tears, to hairs rising up my spine, to the core ancestral memories.
    I disagree one line in the English subtitles “It’s a holiday”… I would translate it more as a “celebration” or “commemoration”. “Holiday” sounds just too light-hearted.

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