Red Guard into Army Music

Budennyi March (1940)
Red Army Chorus. Music: Dm. Pokrass. Lyrics: A. D’Aktil’
Description: This song, written in 1920, became one of the first theme songs of the new Red Army, and was a favorite for decades after.

White Army, Black Baron (1920)
Music: Samuil Pokrass.
Description: This song was written during the Civil War as a combat hymn for the Red Army. The ‘Black Baron’ in the title refers to Baron Petr Vrangel, commanding general of some of the most powerful White Army groups in the South of Russia.

Red Cavalry March (1936)
Music: the Pokrass Brothers; Lyrics: Aleksei Surkov

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