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George Eller
09-05-2007, 12:29 AM
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Russian Patriotic Music from WWII

The Sacred War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0wxLkGGuEs

"The Sacred War" Translated. It was a very popular song during WWII, and represented the Great Patriotic War to the Soviets. It was played for the first time on June 23rd, 1941, one day after the Germans had invaded, in a train station in Moscow as troops loaded the trains for the front.

The Sacred War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy8mxh0P63M

The Sacred War ( Svyaschennaya voyna) is an inspirational song famously performed by the Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov Red Army Choir that motivated millions of Soviet soldiers to surge forward in the titanic struggle against the German Wehrmacht and satellite armies during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). This clip is taken from the Soviet movie Bitva za Moskvu (Battle for Moscow).

Katusha - nostalgic music video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrUjAz4Kh5A

Katusha (cute)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcIDhBaEFhM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28w5dx8YXvc

Katyusha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYy3ojj8lvY
Victory Day celebrations in Moscow
Sixty years of Victory
May 9. 2005

Katyusha - Red Russian Army Choir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHlq_P5CI18

Soviet Female Aces of the Great Patriotic War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI67EoCAtZQ
A sincere tribute to these ladies of the Red Air Force
Across the Valleys and the Mountains (melody)

Stenka Rasin - Soviet Army Chorus, Band & Dance Ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLd9vy3iCZs
Haunting melody

Soviet Army Tribute - Meadowland - Red Army Chorus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O_ALxZzisA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7zqfaiWV6M

Red Army Chorus - On The March
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbtXT9I25TY

Volga Boat Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG-KiYnIn2U

Partisans and Russian Soldiers - Eastern Front WWII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcTJ_JKV3tc
Song is: The Sun Set Behind a Mountain. Performed by Red Star Red Army Chorus.

Great Patriotic War Memorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srei8pvj3E0

Great Patriotic War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYihbFxgodo

1945 Victory Parade in Color (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4xgYsNVDdc

1945 Victory Parade in Color (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soAHzsIQc3o

1945 Victory Parade in Color (3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr45ZBlpzN0

1945 Victory Parade in Color (4) - Final
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO9ZpzCKtZY

ZHUKOV SPEECH AND ANTHEM OF USSR IN VICTORY PARADE - 1945 in Color
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVYpdBSojg

Victory Parade Moscow 2005
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq_XEl955IQ

Victory Day celebrations in Moscow
Sixty years of Victory
May 9 2005 Victory Day celebrations.

Russian Tank T-34 & T-80 Red Square Moscow May 2005 60th Anniversary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru_c0UnoR2k

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George Eller
09-16-2007, 09:48 PM
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Pretty Russian girl group Fabrika Фабрика
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR9YiQ4elKo

Day of Victory concert on 5 May 2007 Part 2-15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwE2LQxWrE
Concert for the veterans of World War II on The poklonneye mountain, Moscow, on 5 May 2007
- "deg factory?" (singing group) - pretty Russian girls.

Day of Victory concert on 5 May 2007 Part 2-13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaHhyn78tC8

Day of Victory concert on 5 May 2007 Part 1-3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AJriMHNfCg

And more from above concert...
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=Mandinu&p=r

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Chevan
09-17-2007, 08:00 AM
And almost forget.
Thank you dear George for the care avbout this thread ( like always) you give us the good infor and links.

George Eller
09-17-2007, 07:02 PM
And almost forget.
Thank you dear George for the care avbout this thread ( like always) you give us the good infor and links.
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You're very welcome Chevan,

I'm glad you like it. I first became aware of many of these songs in the late 1970's while visiting an aunt and cousins in the Netherlands. My uncle (husband and father to this family) had died in a car accident in 1967, but part of what he had left behind was a nice vinyl LP collection of traditional Russian songs performed by the Don Cossack Choir. I liked the haunting beauty of many of the songs. They have such a soulful sound.

The patriotic songs have so much emotion. It reminds me of how much the Russian people and others of the former Soviet Union suffered during the war.

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Chevan
09-18-2007, 02:44 AM
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You're very welcome Chevan,

I'm glad you like it. I first became aware of many of these songs in the late 1970's while visiting an aunt and cousins in the Netherlands. My uncle (husband and father to this family) had died in a car accident in 1967, but part of what he had left behind was a nice vinyl LP collection of traditional Russian songs performed by the Don Cossack Choir. I liked the haunting beauty of many of the songs. They have such a soulful sound.

The patriotic songs have so much emotion. It reminds me of how much the Russian people and others of the former Soviet Union suffered during the war.

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Oh yea the patriotic war is very emotional.Especialy the Sacred war.
The whole state lives and fought with those songs for 4 years.
I like too the some of them ( Katusha, We need only the Victory and ets).
I have the collections of such song on CD ( 10 songs).
Somethimes i hear it - it helps to feel the patriotic feelings.
One of my last experiment was to change the stoopid soundtrack backgroung in Il-2:Pacific fighters ( from my gold collecttion) for the "Sacred war"- the resault was great;)
Later i changel ALL the soundtrack for the CallOfDuty2 soundtrack ( including the background music in flight).
You know it sounds very impressive. When i prepeared the mission - The Sacred War fill me feels to a shoot the Me109, and when i/m shoting them the brilliand CallOfDuty2 motives sounds.

Just try to do the same when yo will play in Il-2.

George Eller
09-18-2007, 10:33 PM
Oh yea the patriotic war is very emotional.Especialy the Sacred war.
The whole state lives and fought with those songs for 4 years.
I like too the some of them ( Katusha, We need only the Victory and ets).
I have the collections of such song on CD ( 10 songs).
Somethimes i hear it - it helps to feel the patriotic feelings.
One of my last experiment was to change the stoopid soundtrack backgroung in Il-2:Pacific fighters ( from my gold collecttion) for the "Sacred war"- the resault was great;)
Later i changel ALL the soundtrack for the CallOfDuty2 soundtrack ( including the background music in flight).
You know it sounds very impressive. When i prepeared the mission - The Sacred War fill me feels to a shoot the Me109, and when i/m shoting them the brilliand CallOfDuty2 motives sounds.

Just try to do the same when yo will play in Il-2.
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Some of my favorites are Stenka Rasin, Legend of the Twelve Robbers, Across the Valleys and the Mountains (Partisan Song), The Sun Set Behind a Mountain, On The March, Suliko, Moscow Nights, Volga Boat Song, Katusha and The Sacred War. The song Katusha was featured in the American movie The Deer Hunter (1979 ).

I will have to try that on the soundtrack for IL-2. Music does play a part in setting the right mood and recreating the ambiance of the period. I had customized my old CS-2 Simulator too - mostly the graphics, special effects and sound effects (ie: machine guns, cannons, engine sounds, etc.) The music will be a new one for me. I also have CallOfDuty and COD2.

Thanks for the tip on the music. I will try it in IL-2 and COD/COD2. Great idea. :)

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Dragkon
09-24-2007, 08:32 AM
If You are interested in Russian Music of WWII times, You should visit http://www.sovmusic.ru/list.php?part=1&category=marsh
http://www.sovmusic.ru/list.php?part=1&category=war
There You can find about 1000 songs and marshes, some of them are realy very rare: for example http://www.sovmusic.ru/download.php?fname=suomi2 - a very rare song of Russian-Finish War. The site is in russian, but it is not a big problem, I hope. So, if You wish - download them, while it is free ;)

George Eller
09-26-2007, 12:03 AM
If You are interested in Russian Music of WWII times, You should visit http://www.sovmusic.ru/list.php?part=1&category=marsh
http://www.sovmusic.ru/list.php?part=1&category=war
There You can find about 1000 songs and marshes, some of them are realy very rare: for example http://www.sovmusic.ru/download.php?fname=suomi2 - a very rare song of Russian-Finish War. The site is in russian, but it is not a big problem, I hope. So, if You wish - download them, while it is free ;)
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Thanks for the tip and links Dragkon,

I will check these out.

BTW, there is an English version of the site:
http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/index.php

Greet us, beautiful Suomi
http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/download.php?fname=suomi2

If there are any problems with the Russian translation, there are always on-line translators:

Babel Fish Translation
http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr

WorldLingo
http://www.worldlingo.com/en/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html

Спасибо :)

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Viper
10-16-2007, 02:16 PM
Does anyone know the name of this one. I have looked all over without finding it. It seems to be a very tricky one. It is from the May Day Parade in 1941.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfWq09jXWZY