Russian Anthem

As is expected from a country that produced so many fantastic composers, Russia holds one of the world’s most beautiful anthems. It is more than a moving melody; the Russian anthem is identical to the music of the Soviet anthem. After the collapse of the USSR, a group of music experts began constructing a new anthem. After every proposal was turned down, it was voted that the old music be kept and new words be written.

The Russian anthem remains one of the world's most recognized anthems, with words that reflect the new power and passion of Russia.

The words of the Russian Anthem

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

Praise our free Fatherland,
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 alone like that,
God-guarded native land!

Plenty of room for dreams and for life
The coming years are promising us.
Allegiance to our Motherland gives us strength.
So it had been, so it is, and so it always will be!

Russia, our holy country!
Russia, our beloved country!
A mighty will, a great glory,
Are your inheritance for all time!

Be glorious, our free Fatherland!
Eternal union of fraternal peoples,
Common wisdom given by our forebears,
Be glorious, our country! We are proud of you!

From the southern seas to the polar region
Spread our forests and fields.
You are unique in the world, inimitable,
Native land protected by God!

Wide spaces for dreams and for living
Are opened for us by the coming years
Faithfulness to our country gives us strength
Thus it was, so it is and always will be!

Russia - our sacred power,
Russia - our dear country.
Powerful will, the great glory
Your inheritance to all periods!

Be famous, the fatherland our free,
Fraternal peoples the union of age-long,
By ancestors this wisdom people!
Be famous, the country! We be proud by you!

From the South seas to the polar edge
Our forests and fields were stretched.
One you in the light! One you such -
Protected by God the native earth!

Wide space for the dream and for the life
Is opened for us by the coming years.
Our faithfulness to the fatherland gives force to us.
So it was, so there is and so it will be always!

There wells from within us an anthem of praise
For the annals of courage our history displays.
We vanquished invaders and found, in their wake,
A renewal of faith in the path we must take.

Come, share a common destiny!
Take strength from our diversity
Forging a future for those yet to be.
Come, share a common destiny!
Take strength from our diversity
Forging a future for those yet to be.

This nation we cherish took root, we are told,
In the victories won by the brave and the bold.
Now, yearning for peace and a place in the sun,
Let us turn with a will to what's still to be done.

For centuries in our hearts has stood a mighty faith:
Rassiya - sacred state, for ever for days.
There shines up a glory, there shines up a country.
So happily and proudly, we're honored to say:

Be proud, my Motherland, beloved and brave homeland!
Union of peoples in long-lasting love.
Oh, long live our homeland,
Long live our father's mighty hands.
Great sky of Freedom, our glory above!

From forests to vast fields, we all belong to you.
Southern seas, northern lands, we all share the view:
"For us, you're the only!", forever do we say:
"Rossiya - holy state", our love is for thee!

We set up the history and build up our own life,
For our hopes and our dreams are open to thee!
In faith of the Homeland, we will find the best way,
For it was, and it is, and will be always!

Russia - our great union of many cultures,
Russia - our beloved federation!
Long live the diversity of our nation,
Long live the unity of our peoples!

Be glorious, our great motherland! March on toward destiny!
Great Federation of nationalities!
Triumph in our strength, the strength of diversity,
Glorious Russia - long live our homeland!

For centuries our nation has been in peril,
The dark storms thundered over the Great Kremlin.
But through the fires came a great unity,
A union that shall endure for all time!

The dark shadow of despotism is banished,
The sun rays of freedom shine throughout our land!
Our nation was created by the people,
United and mighty, our great motherland!