Lyrics written by Sergei Mikhalkov in collaboration with Gabriel El-Registan; music composed by Aleksandr Aleksandrov.
Russia, our sacred dominion,
Russia, our beloved country.
A mighty will, a great glory:
These are thy legacies for all time!
Sing thy praises, our free Fatherland, Eternal union of brotherly peoples,
National wisdom given to us by our ancestors!
Sing thy praises, O country! We take pride in thee!
From southern seas to the polar region
Our forests and fields extend.
Thou art unique in the world! Thou alone
Art the native land protected by God!
A broad expanse for dreams and for life
Is opened to us in the coming years.
Our faith in our Fatherland gives us strength.
Thus it was, thus it is, and thus it shall always be!