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Tune Started Life as 'Anthem of the Bolshevik Party' in 1939[edit]

So it was a party song. It had lyrics praising Stalin for crushing 'breeds of lowly, rotten treachery' - referring to the purges and show trials of the1930's. They just changed the lyrics and put it in as the anthem of the whole country in 1944.

This should be put in as soon as we get a reference. We could also use a link to opinion essays as to why the modern Russian state wants to use the tune with yet another set of lyrics. I can't imagine the Germans using an old song specialy written for the pre-war German Govt. with new lyrics. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:02, 7 December 2015 (UTC)


I have no idea what I'm doing really, so forgive me if this is set up wrong. If someone wants to edit my writing so it's set up better I have no objection.

Anyhow, there is an error in the Paul Robeson version. Wikipedia reads "through days dark and stormy while great Lenin lead us." It should read "through days dark and stormy where great Lenin lead us.

I tried to edit this myself, but it was promptly changed back. I certainly must congradulate this person for their diligance if nothing else.

Sources: Soviet Empire Rusflag

There are more, but I feel that they aren't necesary, particularly if one would just listen to the song.

So I am changing it to the correct lyrics now. I hope this error will not be repeated.


Phonetic English is easier for our non Cyrillic readers who simply want to know the lyrics to the song so that they may sing along. Aika

---P Why do we have the Russian transliterated into phonetic English here? Why not just put it down in Cyrillic? Amateur transliterations are almost always problemmatic. Unless there is a really good reason, we should probably avoid them.

Because not everyone can display Cyrillic and most cannot read Cyrillic. 03:19, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Why not use the English title Hymn of the Soviet Union but to use this Russian title which is much less well known? This is against our naming convention of using common name. --Lorenzarius 09:37, 29 Sep 2003 (UTC)

I was listening to several recordings of the USSR anthem (see the external link provided in the main article footnotes), and I realised that the version of the lyrics is (which mentions Stalin) have many more differences rather than the mention of Stalin's name.

Many research documents explain that the 1977 version have just remove a verse that mention Stalin's name, but in fact, many other verses were replaced, such as the verse after the lyrics (Partia Lenina"...). Could someone comment on this? It would be great if we could publish the whole original 1493 lyrics as well! Pinnecco 07:57, 02 Jul 2004 (GMT)

The translation seems kind of strange - "Created in struggle by will of the people" to my understanding it reads more like "Long live the Soviet Union, created by the people" or in the chorus it is translated as "Sing to the Motherland, Home of the Free" but it really says "Be glorious our free fatherland". Where did it originate? 03:19, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)

It's lyrics you know, generally they can't preserve every nuance as literal translation does (unless it's Eugene Onegin translation by Charles Hepburn Johnston. DmitryKo
Hmm. Alright. 02:38, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Hymn vs Anthem[edit]

Hymn (Гимн) is just Anthem and also National Anthem. I don't think it's proper to transliterate such a common word. DmitryKo 19:44, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Here are literal translations of the Anthem; they seem redundant because English lyrics are adequate enough to give a faithful representation of the original, so I decided against including them in the article.

Still, since Wikipedia isn't paper, shouldn't we include it just for the sake of information? 02:38, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I think it's unnecessary for the reasons stated above; I just want to add that describing the translation as adequate was incorrect on my part, it's in fact pretty good. BTW I'm surprised of the level of comprehence that is given to the topic; must be a leftist resource he he. DmitryKo 11:08, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
But its already *here*, so why not put it out for everyone to see? I'm sure someone who is interested in the Soviet anthem would be interested in what they are really saying. Some of the lines are quite significantly different, and just for even trivia on the subject I think it should be added. There is no harm done, and we have something to gain. 19:58, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Since my literal translations were incorporated into the article (despite my concerns), I remove them from here. --DmitryKo 20:30, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Doesn't "Славиться" mean to be famous for? Славить means to sing the praises of something. I can see that cлавить is clearly the right translation, but the word in the song is also clearly reflexive. Is there a reason for that? Did the word's meaning change over time? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:14, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Anthem of the Bolshevik Party[edit]

Гимн партии большевиков
Музыка А.В.Александрова, слова В.И.Лебедева-Кумача, 1938 год

Страны небывалой свободные дети,
Сегодня мы гордую песню поём
О партии самой могучей на свете,
О самом большом человеке своём.
Славою Ленина, волею Сталина,
Крепни и здравствуй во веки веков
Партия Ленина, партия Сталина
Мудрая партия большевиков!
Страну от Кремля создала на земле ты
Могучую Родину вольных людей.
Стоит как утёс государство Советов,
Рожденное силой и правдой твоей.
Изменников подлых гнилую породу
Ты грозно сметаешь с пути своего.
Ты гордость народа, ты мудрость народа,
Ты сердце народа и совесть его.
И Маркса и Энгельса пламенный гений
Предвидел коммуны грядущий восход.
Дорогу к свободе наметил нам Ленин
И Сталин великий по ней нас ведёт.
I appreciate the input, but I think the Anthem of the Blochevik party needs its own article. Sure, it could be linked and cross-refferenced to the Athem of the USSR (this article in question) --Pinnecco 15:27, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
The Anthem of the Bolchevik party was added to this article without a proper discussion. As I said above, I don't think it should be there. Anyone care to discuss? --Pinnecco 09:43, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
It does not have it's own article so it should be put it into this one Sumirp (talk) 18:23, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Recording on Here[edit]

Hey Yall, the recording of the hymn was from the 1944-1955 Version (with the Stalinist lyrics). Do you wish to have an instrumental recording for use on here, since it is also the hymn of the Russian Federation? Zscout370 (Sound Off) 16:59, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

The more, the merrier... Rama 17:17, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I will talk to my friend, who runs the website I will try to see if I can use a few recordings from there. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 17:22, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Paul Roebeson's translation is good for singing, as he was both a native English speaker and a musical type, and so saw the need for a translation that fit the rhythm of English. I notice that all the other English versions seem to have a line missing in the chorus when compared to the music - is this because there are more sylablles in the Russian, or are you supposed to repeat the first line of the chorus twice? The article could use a clarification of this point.

There is a recording of Roebeson singing his translation on YouTube. Learn the Stalin-loving second stanza by heart, and sing it whenever the current Russian anthem is played; impress your friends by knowing all the words! (talk) 20:29, 5 July 2009 (UTC)


Should it be "Sovetskogo" or "Sovetskovo"? I'm confused... AnonMoos 17:06, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

It should be "Sovetskogo" (the way it's spelled in original Russian). It does sound like "Sovetskovo" (or, rather, "savetskava") when pronounced, though.—Ëzhiki (erinaceus amurensis) 17:31, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Too many versions[edit]

Whe the hell there are like dozen transliterations and translations of the anthem? I'd only leave Russian lyrics and English lyrics and remove multiple transliterations... for now, I've removed ISO-9 transliteration and junk machine translation. --DmitryKo 20:10, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Also, another version of 1944 literal translation is probably a failed amateur attempt to create a poetic translation by assembling pieces from various sources (and I think I can craft it better than him... ha ha), so it should be removed. --DmitryKo 22:47, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

re: the popular culture section; Pinnecco may be right about it not belonging. my justification was that the soviet anthem seems to have a larger and more memorable presence in films and such than any other anthem that I can think of. . But I am of course open to discussion on whether this is the right place for this or not. Twoblackeyes 7 August 2006

Seems appropriate to me. It might even help a reader recognize it. Couldn't hurt to expand the section, though. AEuSoes1 23:52, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't think it should be there. We already got some nonsense being added to this section (which I removed). --Pinnecco 09:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Sung without lyrics?[edit]

According to the article, the national anthem was "sung without lyrics" for over two decades. Can I ask how? --Kizor 00:07, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

"played" without lyrics... :) --Pinnecco 10:38, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm German (West) and non-communist, but I have to say this is by far the most impressive anthem when you hear it and don't understand the lyrics. sorry! had to say this though this is not the place for it.

Well it is often consired as such by many "athem enthusiasts". Why don't check out websites related to the topic? --Pinnecco 15:57, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

"Parody" version from 1991[edit]

Anyone think this version is worth linking or mentioning? Produced in 1991 in the last months of the USSR. Very "modern" (well, by late 1980s standards haha) pop music rendition, passed off as "parody" but seeming to be pretty genuine feeling and with a mix of 1944 and 1977 lyrics. Murple 06:23, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Funny, but hardly encyclopedic. Sorry, I'd say it has no place in Wikipedia.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 21:34, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
Eh, this doesn't warrant the title of "parody".

-G —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:31, 10 January 2007 (UTC).

I don't know if it's encyclopedic enough, but i'm glad that i saw it. Actually, it's so great that it made me cry. It's not really a parody - the lyrics are the same (they even incorporated parts of the older versions, without mentioning Stalin) and the video collage shows respect for the greatness of the USSR and doesn't criticize it.
Surely, it's a bit escapist, but it does make me think how would the world look if there was more freedom of speech in the USSR, but the August 1991 coup would never occur.
At least some of the singers there are very popular, btw. --Amir E. Aharoni 10:04, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Sung in 1942?[edit]

The anthem is also featured in the World War II epic about the Battle of Stalingrad, Enemy at the Gates. However, the lyrics used are from the 1977 version, and, since the movie was set in 1942, any form of the anthem used is in error as The Internationale was still the Soviet national anthem.

But since it was the Bolshevik party's anthem before it became the Soviet Union's anthem, an early version of the song might have been sung then. 21:18, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Other languages[edit]

Was there a Ukrainian? Uzbek? Estonian? Tajik version? 04:03, 4 June 2007 (UTC)ahassan05

Hymn of the Soviet Union (other language versions) --Explendido Rocha 06:35, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
There was also a German and Hungarian version. There was an English version by Paul Robeson. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 06:38, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Pop culture section[edit]

Some seem to have the opinion that there shouldn't be a pop culture section in this page. While there doesn't seem to be an official policy, according to WP:IPC, popular culture sections should be avoided. The statement by Ezhiki that popular culture references are not encyclopedic enough is in disagreement with much of the content of Wikipedia, which is very pop culture heavy.
The most compelling argument that I've seen (again by Ezhiki) is that popular culture references are not under the scope of this article. I'd say that it's reasonable to include them in this article, but if not then we can certainly have an article titled something like National Anthem of the Soviet Union in popular culture. I'd prefer simply having it as a section in this article rather than a whole article on its own since it would only be a stub on its own.
Another possibility is to simply have a few pop culture references embedded in the article. I know the movement against trivia sections prefer that alternative and I don't see why that wouldn't be an agreeable solution. Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 22:57, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
The problem with the trivia section, in my opinion, is that it mostly lists movies the song was in (I can think of several others you missed, but that isn't the point) and that bands covered it. With the Russian Federation adopting the music as the anthem again, many more bands will do the anthem. An article would be a bad idea, since articles like this "Plot of X" "Y in popular culture" are sent to AFD and routinely deleted. I highly suggest we keep the trivia section out. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 07:07, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Zscsout—this is my point exactly. I don't generally have a grudge against trivia and/or pop culture sections when they bear relevance to the article, are encyclopedic in content, or at least lighten the article up somewhat by providing curious facts. A plain vanilla list of movies (and incomplete at that) where the Soviet anthem was featured does not meet any of those criteria. It was boring and useless, and that's that.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 19:00, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
You both offer compelling arguments. I guess the best thing to do is maybe mention that it is occasionally played in movies and mention one or two as illustrative examples. Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 01:17, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I do not know if I wish to go that far (yet). If the article was expanded, I would maybe do the Rocky IV tie in. But in most other cases, it is not notable at all. (BTW, as for the example yall missed, the anthem was played during the movie Red Dawn). User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 02:23, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

original, transliteration, and translation in parallel[edit]

I made a version of this article with original, transliteration, and translation in parallel for the three songs in the article.[1] I'm not convinced that this is the best format as a page, as there are so many options, so I would like some feedback on these edits if anyone has any to offer. I'm uncertain since some of the renditions are in single columns but it sure helps me while reading each song to have the three side by side. Maybe the renditions in single columns can be grouped with others even so that they are in sets of two columns, and the rhythm would alternate: 3 columns 2 columns 3 columns 2 columns 3 columns for example. Or maybe I should just revert the changes I made, as I'm not sure about the rhythm: 3 columns 1 column 1 column 3 columns 1 column 1 column 3 columns as the article is now. Before, the rhythm was: 2 columns 1 column 1 column 1 column 2 columns 1 column 1 column 1 column 2 columns 1 column. Looking at it now it looks good to me however, I guess I just want to hear what other people have to say. dvdrw 04:25, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Was a Canadian really involved? Even though the source agrees with what was put into the article, I'd err on the side of caution and not include it---because essentially what it looks like to the lay man are the effects of "whoa, here's an interesting thing, I should put it on Wikipedia" AND the Canada-peacocks. Anyway, the source doesn't seem to be suitable, it is more like a brochure, with what seems to be a casual/jocular pro-Canada stance to encourage (pro-Canada) patriotism in the students who read it.

Challenged, under WP:BURDEN. Find an independent non-Canadian source.ы (talk) 13:46, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

And anyway, the article on Sergey Mikhalkov says
Mikhalkov wrote new lyrics in 1970, but they were not submitted to the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet until May 27, 1977. The new lyrics, which removed any reference to Stalin, were approved on September 1 and were made official with the printing of the new Soviet Constitution in October 1977.
So it probably was Canada-peacocking after all. (talk) 07:44, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
ummm... that Sergey Mikhalkov article has an unreferenced tag, and that particular passage you quoted is followed by a little [citation needed]. WP:BURDEN, yourself. (talk) 22:43, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
The Cite Needed was added after 07:44, 22 August 2008... (talk) 10:40, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Is there any source that confirms Roger Doucet's involvement that wouldn't be a "cool sport story" kind of article? Even this article, referenced in Roger Doucet article, makes more modest claims, saying that "the Soviet parliament adopted the lyrics, almost exactly as Doucet had revived them."

There does not seem to be any recording available of his 1976 Canada Cup performance to confirm or deny the cailms. There is, however, the "Songs of Glory" or "Chants glorieux" album recorded by Roger Doucet reportedly in 1976 (also available on Spotify and Google Play, among others), that features the first verse and chorus (both repeated twice) from the 1944 lyrics.

As we know, the only difference in the first verse and chorus between the 1944 and 1977 lyrics is replacement of "Знамя Советское, знамя народное / Пусть от победы к победе ведёт!" with "Партия Ленина - сила народная / Нас к торжеству Коммунизма ведёт!". For a casual person, it would probably qualify as "almost the same". And all the important changes were made in the second and third verses, which wouldn't be commonly sung at a sporting event anyway. Seeing that no non-Canadian source seems to confirm the claims, I believe it's not true and should be removed. (talk) 14:32, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


The word "hymn" in this case is used not in the American understanding of "religious song" but in the way Europeans use it to describe national songs---anyone watching the Olympics (any one of them) will have heard many times in French, the announcement "the national hymn of N." ... (talk) 13:55, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

This is not the French Wikipedia, though. Only the meanings of the words in English matter here.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 15:36, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

How is it a national anthem?[edit]

The Soviet Union comprised itself of many nations and its federative units were the nations recognised; I believe it should be called either 'State anthem' or 'Anthem' with nothing added to it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:37, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, I guess "National Anthem" is used here as a catch-all/generic phrase for state patriotic songs. I guess the thing above with the USSR being a union of republics spins off into arguments whether we should use the subjects' own terminology in their own sense when writing, like the "Commonwealth" arguments for various US states or "Nation" arguments for the UK.
I personally don't think that's a good thing to do, since it shows an inability to distinguish "work" (what they do) from the motivations for work (why they do it)---e.g. "Nation" in the UK sense, really is just a phrase for subdivision of a sovereign state. Anyway, point is I think that "National Anthem" is alright, or "State Hymn" to sidestep the issue by using the translation of the proper noun.
The problem with this particular anthem is that "State Hymn of the USSR" is deliberately made to be a generic name, and I have a feeling that (as described above) the unfamiliarity of American readers of the word "hymn" in a non-religious sense was the main reason why "National Anthem" was substituted in its place. One forgets that the word "anthem" itself describes a type of religious song, so it really is a case of replacing American idiom for European.
Sorry for writing too much and giving an answer you didn't want! :p (talk) 14:27, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Russian anthem? (as opposed to Soviet)[edit]

I have a recording of a Red Army Chorus singing various songs. The second last track is this song, the one we all know as the Soviet national anthem. However, the very last one is listed as the Russian National Anthem, and is something quite different. Anyone know what it is, or why it is not listed on here?

It is sung to the same tune as "the Patriotic Song", but appears to be Soviet era. --MacRusgail (talk) 20:08, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Maybe the recording is from the brief period during 1990–1991 when the Patriotic Song was the anthem of the RSFSR, yet it was still part of the USSR. (talk) 23:16, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

IPA Transcription[edit]

It seems to match up to how the text of the anthem would be spoken, but in no recording of either the National Anthem of the Soviet Union or of the Russian Federation have I heard наше свободное as [na.ʂɨ svɐˈbod.nə.jɪ]. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Duke Atreides (talkcontribs) 23:20, 29 July 2009 (UTC)


The sheet of music at the bottom of this page is unnecesary big, (too much space). It should be like in the National Anthem of Belarus.--Mr nonono (talk) 09:13, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

That's hardly justification for removing it completely. If you believe it should be resized, then resize it. My Belarusy has illegible sheet music, which ultimately defeats the purpose of posting the sheet music. The article you referred to is a poor defense. Djspock (talk) 21:40, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

It is an Anthem[edit]

I think this article needs some changes.

1 This article is about an national anthem, not about a simple song. It should include the official lyrics, music, and a literal translation. The invented lyrics of Paul Robeson have nothing to do here, as well as other unofficial versions.

2 sheet of music at the bottom of this article unnecesary ocupped too much space. It should be smaller.--Mr nonono (talk) 21:17, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Where's the bloody 1944 Version English Translation/Transliteration???[edit]

I don't mean to interrupt the Anthem vs. Hymn debate raging on here, but has anyone noticed that a English transliteration of the 1944 version is still missing? Granted there are several, but right now, there's no English translation or transliteration, just a very empty blank column that is frustrating those who can't understand Russian. ShawnIsHere (talk) 02:16, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

There was one, but it was removed because it was an invented song, so there´s a blank space until someone adds a literal translation.--Mr nonono (talk) 15:01, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Just use the damned Robeson version. Something's better than nothing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:50, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Robeson version does not belong to this article--Mr nonono (talk) 18:38, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Now the all of the 1944 lyrics are gone! Who/why were they eliminated from this article? Jefe (talk) 23:34, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

You're all daft; page needs immediate wholesale revision by one who understands Russian[edit]

Wikis, you do great service on many things and Wiki saves me hours weekly in research that would take longer with other online or print sources. But sometimes you're unconscious and useless. Such as now/here. You're talking about translations and transliterations of single words when the entire page is seen at a glance to have massive errors -- even to one such as I who does not understand but a handful of Russian. I looked at this for one minute. Just for starters, see the so-called Robeson version (btw I agree it doesn't belong here, but it is here): opening line's Russian supposedly identical to official versions (basically translating to Unbreakable Union of Free Republics) but very different English translation (labor, etc.). Or, look at the English of the 1944 version: written by someone so unfamiliar with English as to not recognize the near-nonsense condition. C'mon. I recently said in an article on major-media factual errors (Deseret News April 16) that Wikipedia is in better shape than many major media. Don't make a liar of me. Please: Some Russian speaker/writer or several, go over this. And Talkers, open your eyes and get a clue. Often, as with major media, one needs no subject expertise to see serious problems. Just look for contradiction and obvious nonsense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Markwpowell64 (talkcontribs) 11:00, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

GLENN BECK?![edit]

Since when is a single Glenn Beck anti-Obama sound bite worthy of mention here? Especially in an entire new section? It also said "Obama's efforts to move America away from capitalism towards socialism." This is blatantly POV. I cut that entire section because it was nothing but an attempt to beef up Glenn Beck's viewpoint. Commissarusa (talk) 21:15, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Lithuanian and Hungarian versions[edit]

Should this and this be placed in this article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sumirp (talkcontribs) 14:53, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Paul Robeson[edit]

Could anybody explain why Paul Robeson name and his version of the lyrics translation is not to be mentioned in the article? Is it prohibited by some rule or the legislation of U.S.? Thanks. Vihljun (talk) 12:24, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Because it is an unofficial amateur version and it does not belong to this article. It should cover official lyrics only, and a literal translation. The article is not an undiscriminate collection of information either. It needs a cleanup. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr nonono (talkcontribs) 17:00, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Ukranian Nationalist Editing[edit]

I had changed the English translations of the anthem, which mention Rus' from Ukraine. This is the direct translation of Русь. Rus' is a separate term in both languages. In fact, the territory of Rus' in the scope of these lyrics talks about areas, which encompassed several modern day states. If any Ukrainians wish to argue that Kiev was the capital and thus Ukraine should be the translation I would like to point them to Rus'_Khaganate and note that Rus' is much more the term used for people than for a state. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:55, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Removal of lyrics[edit]

Someone called Σ is removing the lyrics claiming that it belongs to wikisource. I disagree because:
1. it's not doing any harm
2. WP:ENC. It's an encyclopedia, it should contain information. This is relevant info.
3. WP:COMPREHENSIVE. It should be comprehensive, and contain this information. (talk) 17:44, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

WP:NOTEVERYTHING and WP:NOTLYRICS. Wikisource attempts to host all forms of free text. That is why I removed the lyrics. --Σ talkcontribs 18:03, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

WP:NOTLYRICS states: "should not consist solely of the lyrics ". This article contain other info as well. It's still not doing any harm, but it is saving the reader of a search and some mouse clicks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:55 7 August 2011 (UTC)

There is an interwiki that leads to Wikisource, and that is where the lyrics should be. WP:NOTEVERYTHING. --Σ talkcontribs 06:40, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
I came here looking for the lyrics, what moron removed them?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:14, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and by the way, you do not blaspheme the talk page by attacking people, unless you are looking for a block. --Σ talkcontribs 18:18, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Σ did. He claims it should be on Wikisource. Yes, Wikisource should have it, it already does. However some people still come here to look for lyrics, like the person above. I believe it should stay here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:59, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

If they come here to look for the lyrics that's why there's a box at the side that defers the reader to Wikisource. It would be an utter waste of server if we needed to copy all uncopyrighted lyrics to Wikisource while simultaneously keeping them on Wikipedia. --Σ talkcontribs 18:17, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
After your lack of response, I've decided to collapse the lyrics. If you disagree, you can request a third opinion by following the directions at this page. --Σ talkcontribs 22:47, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

since the lyrics were not simply dumped in the original, but annotated and translated, I do not think they should have been removed. At least the chorus should stay with proper glosses. The proper way would have been to expand the presentation of the lyrics by adding commentary based on secondary references instead of axing them. It's not a big deal, but my concern is that the lyrics are not acceptable on wikisource, because they aren't obviously out of copyright, because the literal translation is an original publication. This is not what wikisource is for. Wikisource is exclusively for out-of-copyright texts presented exactly as they were published. --dab (𒁳) 09:46, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


Not a Wikipedian, so I dunno if this is the right thing to be doing, but I noticed some vandalism and changed it. Basically someone thinks it funny to state that the 'Birdy Song' was the anthem before this one, not The Internationale. Thought I should let you know. (talk) 01:11, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Nope, there's no need to post a note on the talk page when you fix vandalism (unless there is something preventing you from fixing it), but thanks for catching and fixing it all the same! Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); March 14, 2013; 11:49 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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What does Rus' refer too? Kievan Rus' or Russia?-- (talk) 22:27, 8 November 2016 (UTC)