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State Anthem of the Russian Federation

The Russian Anthem

Here is another translation into English.

Russia — our sacred state,
Russia — our beloved country.
A mighty will, a great glory —
Your possession for all future ages!

Glory to you, our free Fatherland,
Age-old union of fraternal peoples,
Ancestor-given wisdom of the people!
Glory to you, our country! We are proud of you!

From the southern seas to the polar regions
Spread our forests and fields.
You are unique in the world! You alone are like this —
Our dear land kept safe by God!

Wide amplitude for dreams and for living
Gets opened up for us with each passing year.
Loyalty to the Fatherland gives us strength.
Thus it was, is, and always shall be!

There is a very rich analysis of the music, lyrics and the history throughout the web.  For your convenience, we provide a few links below to the Wikipedia articles about that history.

Also below is a transliteration of the Russian Anthem and in the right column is a video with the Russian and an English translation embedded within it.  Another English translation is below the video.  We are in search of an authorized English translation and performance of The State Anthem of the Russian Federation.

Late in the year 2000, President Vladimir Putin replaced The Patriotic Song (which had been the official anthem from 1990) with the State Anthem of the Russian Federation, a revision of the anthem of 1943 and 1977, music by Alexander Alexandrov and lyrics by Sergey Mikhalkov.

A Transliteration

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

Slav'sya, Otechestvo nashe svobodnoye,
Bratskikh narodov soyuz vekovoy,
Predkami dannaya mudrost narodnaya!
Slav'sya, 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!

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!

Four additional renditions of the Russian Anthem:

There are hundreds of videos of the Russian Anthem being played and sung.

Here are just four here:
1. A very stirring rendition sung by over 6000 Russian soldiers for Victory Day, 2007
2. A High Definition version of the same day in 2008 with no singing.
3. A rendition of the Russian Anthem and photographic tour of the Russian Federation
4. Another rendition with a tour mostly in and around Moscow during the winter months