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Russian hymn

The decision to change the words and music of the earlier existing hymn arose after the fall of the USSR. It is explained by the beginnings of the new political regime, according to which the last realisms of the communist regime dont blend with the interpretation of the new politicy. The music by A.V. Alexandrov, the words by S. Michalkov became the musical basis of the hymn. The statute about the State hymn was asservated by the Decree of the President of Russian Federation on the 30s of December 2000. The new hymn has the following text:

Transliteration

Rossiya svyashchennaya nasha derzhava, Rossiya lyubimaya nasha strana. Moguchaya volya, velikaya slava Tvoyo dostoyane na vse vremena!

Chorus:

Slavsya, Otechestvo nashe svobodnoye, Bratskikh narodov soyuz vekovoy, Predkami dannaya mudrost narodnaya! Slavsya, strana! My gordimsya toboy!

Ot yuzhnykh morey do polyarnogo kraya Raskinulis nashi lesa i polya. Odna ty na svete! Odna ty takaya Khranimaya Bogom rodnaya zemlya!

Chorus

Shirokiy prostor dlya mechty i dlya zhizni. Gryadushchiye nam otkryvayut goda. Nam silu dayot nasha vernost Otchizne. Tak bylo, tak yest i tak budet vsegda!

Literal translation

Russia - our sacred state, Russia - our beloved country. Mighty willpower, great glory Shall remain your honors for all time!

CHORUS:

Praise our free Motherland, Long-lasting union of brotherly peoples, Ancestor-given wisdom of the people! Long live, Country! We are proud of you!

From the southern seas to the polar realm Our forests and fields stretch. You are one in the world! You are one of a kind, God-protected Motherland!

CHORUS

Wide spaces for dreams and for life The coming years are promising us. Allegiance to our Motherland gives us strength. So it has been, so it is, and so it always will be!

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