The History of the Russian National Anthem

Ref: C3533447

Since the early 19th century until today, Russia had no less than 7 different songs or melodies used as a national anthem. In this course we will listen to the songs, read the lyrics in English translation and learn about the historical background to each version. We will also discuss what we can learn from the history of the Russian national anthem about Russia then and now.

Course aim

To provide a history of the Russian national anthem and discuss what it teaches us about Russian history and politics

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identifying at least two songs which have been used as national anthems in Russia
  • Identifying at least two themes in the Russian national anthem

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All learning resources are provided on Canvas. Please download the file with Russian national anthem lyrics available on Canvas, and keep it (or print it) ready for the class.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The History of the Russian National Anthem

Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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