Russian National Anthem or the Hymn of the Russian Federation is an adaptation of the national anthem of the Soviet Union. The Anthem is one of the main official state symbols of the Russian Federation, along with the Russian Flag and Coat of Arms. The National Hymn of Russia was composed by Alexander Alexandrov. The lyrics were written by Sergey Mikhalkov. The "unbreakable union" of the Soviet Union was removed from the modern Russian Anthem. The current version of the anthem was adopted on December 25, 2000 for the music and December 30, 2000 for the lyrics.
During the official performance of the Russian Anthem people should be in an upright position and men should have their headwear removed.
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