March of the Soviet Tankmen
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March of the Soviet Tankmen (Russian: Марш советских танкистов, Marsh Sovetskikh Tankistov) is a military march composed in 1939 by the Pokrass brothers with lyrics by Laskin. It was commonly used as a Soviet propaganda song in World War II. The origin of the song was the movie "Tractorists" (1939).
Броня крепка, и танки наши быстры,
The armour (of our tanks) is hard and our tanks are fast,
During the Krushchev years, the last two lines of the chorus were revised to remove mention of Joseph Stalin:
Когда суровый час войны настанет
И нас в атаку Родина пошлёт.
These lines were revised again, and are now more commonly sung as:
Когда нас в бой пошлёт страна родная
И первый маршал в бой нас поведёт.
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