Today Is Russia’s National Holiday – Excellent Video of Her National Anthem

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Text by Pavel Komissarov, taken from his Youtube channel.

This video contains the sights of Russian cities, pictures of Russia’s nature, portraits and videos of historical and present noted Russian scientists and inventors, well-known national writers, poets, musicians, sportsmen, politicians, militarymen, the representatives of varied religious and ethnic groups. You can see the moments of Russian people’s common life as well as dramatic episodes of feature and documentary films.

This version of Russian National Anthem is performed by Russian pop and jazz singer Larisa Dolina. See more information about the singer at http://dolina.ru/en/#/the-first

I thank Denis Burlakov (http://www.youtube.com/user/RusUSP) for his participation in development of the list of persons appearing in the video, and Daniel Fagnisse and Natalia Yasnaya (http://www.youtube.com/user/nyasnaya) for their contribution in English translation of the Anthem’s text.

LIST OF THE PERSONS APPEARING IN THIS VIDEO
0:43 Mikhail Kalashnikov, small arms designer
1:00 Vitaly Petrov, Formula 1 driver
1:02 Yevgeny Dementyev, cross-country skier
1:04 Andrey Arshavin, soccer player
1:11 Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (from 2001 to 2013), announcing Sochi as a host city of 2014 Olympic Winter Games
1:13 Evgeni Plushenko, figure skater
1:14 Dmitri Mendeleev, author of the periodic table of elements
1:16 Alexander Popov, radio inventor
1:19 Andrei Sakharov, nuclear physicist
1:20 Nikolai Lobachevsky, mathematician and geometer
1:23 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory
1:25 Sergei Korolev, rocket engineer and spacecraft designer
1:26 Lev Landau, physicist
1:28 Zhores Alferov, physicist, winner of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics
1:34 Alexey Leonov, first human to conduct a space walk
1:41 Fyodor Konyukhov, yacht captain sailed 4 times round the world
1:53 Leo Tolstoy, writer
1:55 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
1:57 Anton Chekhov, writer
1:58 Alexander Pushkin, poet and writer
2:09 Valery Gergiev, conductor
2:12 Mikhail Pletnev, pianist, conductor and composer
2:13 Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist and conductor
2:16 Pyotr Tchaikovsky, composer
2:18 Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
2:20 Vladimir Vysotsky, songwriter, poet, actor
2:24 Kirill I of Moscow, Russian Orthodox bishop, Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus’, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church
2:25 Shaykh al-Islām Talgat Tadzhuddin, Chief Mufti of Russia, Head of Russian Central Muslim Spiritual Directorate
2:27 Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia
2:29 Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, Chairman of Russia mufties Council, Chairman of Religious Board of Muslims of European part of Russia
2:40 Georgy Zhukov, Marshal of the Soviet Union
2:40 Mikhail Kutuzov, Field Marshal of the Russian Empire
2:41 Peter the Great, Russian Emperor
2:42 Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir
2:56 Soviet Actors: Andrey Mironov, Anatoly Papanov, Evgeny Leonov, Alexander Abdulov, Grigory Pankratov-Cherny, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Grigory Vitsyn, Yury Nikulin, Leonid Bykov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Vladimir Vysotsky
3:02 Modern Russian actors: Mikhail Efremov with wife Evgenia Dobrovolskaya (?), Dmitry Dyuzhev, Oleg Menshikov, Vladimir Mashkov, Konstantin Khabensky, Gosha Kutsenko
3:08 Modern Russian film directors (from the left to the right): Vladimir Khotinenko, Fedor Bondarchuk, Timur Bekmambetov
3:15 Yuri Nikulin, actor and clown
3:17 Yevgeny Leonov, actor
3:19 Vyacheslav Tikhonov, actor
3:21 Eleonora Shashkova, actress
3:22 Soviet actors: Vladimir Ivashov, ?, ?.
3:24 Leonid Bykov, actor, film director, and script writer
3:29 Igor Tkachenko, “Russian Knights” military aviation group leader
3:31 Anatoly Karpov, chess grandmaster, Chess World Champion
3:31 Vladimir Kramnik, chess grandmaster, Chess World Champion
3:49 on the left – Boris Godunov, Regent of Russia
3:49 in the middle – Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia and later the Russian Empiror
3:49 on the right – Ivan the Terrible (Ivan the Fearsome), Grand Prince of Moscow
3:51 Anna of Russia, Empress of Russia
3:51 Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
3:52 Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor
3:52 Vladimir Lenin, communist revolutionary, first Premier of the Soviet Union
3:53 Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union
3:54 Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Chairman of the Soviet Council of Ministers
3:54 Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
3:55 Mikhail Gorbachev, first and last President of the USSR
3:55 Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russia
3:56 Vladimir Putin, Russian President
3:56 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister
3:59 Yuri Gagarin, first human cosmonaut
4:01 Alexei Nemov, Olympic champion in gymnastics

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  • Leonid Cherny

    I liked very much. Excellent video