The New Soviet Anthem Description: Mikhalkov, Sergei and Garold El-Registan. "Soviet State Anthem." As reproduced in Mass Culture in Soviet Russia, trans. James van Geldern, ed. James van Geldern and Richard Stites (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995), 406-407. Description:

Unbreakable union of freeborn republics,
Great Russia has welded forever to stand!
Created in struggle by the will of the people,
United and mighty, our Soviet land.

Sing to our Fatherland, glory undying,
Bulwark of peoples, in brotherhood strong.
Flag of the Soviets, people's flag flying,
Lead us from triumph to triumph on!

Through tempests the sunrays of freedom have cheered us,
Along the new path where great Lenin did lead,
Be true to the people, thus Stalin has reared us,
Inspired us to labor and valorous deed!


Our army grew up in the heat of grim battle,
Barbarian invaders we'll swiftly strike down.
In combat the fate of the future we settle,
country we'll lead to eternal renown!