Hymn of the Russian Federation

English translationEdit

Russia — our sacred State,
Russia — our beloved country.
A mighty will, a great glory —
Is your legacy for all time!
Be glorious, our free Homeland,
Fraternal peoples, a union for the ages,
Common wisdom handed down by our forbears
Be glorious, our country! We pride ourselves in you.
From the southern seas to the arctic circle
our forests and fields spread before you
You are unique in the world, you are without compare
The land of my birth protected by God.
Open spaces for dreams and for living
Are opened for us by the coming years
Our strength is given to us by faith in our Homeland
Thus it was, so it is and always will be!

An example of a poetic translationEdit

Russia—our sacred blessed Homeland,
Russia—our adorned and beloved country.
A mighty willpower in greatness and glory
Are yours forever for all enduring time!

Glory to our Homeland, Homeland of freedom,
Union of peoples ancient and strong,
Wisdom of the ancestors, wisdom of the people!
Be glorious, country! We are proud of you.
From the southern seas to the icy polar regions
Lay our forests and our fields.
Unique in the world! You are one of a kind,
Native land protected by dear God!

Wide spaces for dreams and for our people's livelihoods
Are open to us by the long coming years.
Our faith in our Homeland gives us courage.
It has been, it is now and it always will be!