Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii

The national anthem of Russia, known as "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii" (State Anthem of the Russian Federation), is typically performed in the key of B-flat major. Composed by Alexander Alexandrov with lyrics by Sergey Mikhalkov and G. El-Registan, it was first adopted as the national anthem of the Soviet Union in 1944. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the anthem was reintroduced as the national anthem of Russia in 2000, with modified lyrics by Mikhalkov. An interesting fact is that the melody of the Russian anthem is based on a hymn composed by Alexandrov, which was later adapted into the current anthem. The melody features majestic orchestration, soaring vocal lines, and stirring harmonies, reflecting the rich history and cultural heritage of Russia.