V Put

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The Alexandrov Ensemble is the most famous performer of the song

"V Put'" (Russian: В путь, English: Onwards, En route, Let's go) is a song written in 1954 by Soviet composer Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi and poet Mikhail Dudin. It was originally written for the film Maxim Perepelitsa starring Leonid Bykov. The movie itself was released in 1955, and the song has achieved fame and popularity independently of it ever since. To this day it is still used as a so-called drill song (somewhat similar to a cadence call in the US Army). In 1959, Vasili Solovyov-Sedoy received the Lenin Prize for this song.[1][2]

V Put' is performed on Victory Day as well as on other military holidays in Russia, Belarus and other former Soviet republics.[citation needed]

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