Vasily Ivanovich Agapkin
|Died||October 29, 1964 (aged 80)|
|Known for||"Farewell of Slavianka"|
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Vasily Ivanovich Agapkin (Russian: Васи́лий Ива́нович Ага́пкин; 3 February 1884 – 29 October 1964) was a Russian and Soviet military orchestra conductor, composer, and author of the well-known march "Farewell of Slavianka" (written 1912).
Agapkin led the combined military bands during the famous Red Square Parade in Moscow on 7 November 1941. "Farewell of Slavianka" was one of the four marches that were played in that Parade, and in honor of his role there it has been played as the final march in Victory Day parades all over Russia.
His music has appeared in many films including 72 Meters (2004).
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