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Rocking Russian Anthem

Postby GregPQ » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:55 pm

I have never been much of a fan of sports. Or of Russians.
Then I saw this.
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Postby jww » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:12 pm

I have always had the greatest respect and adoration for the Russian national anthem -- this arrangement, well, it doesn't quite do it for me. Brian May playing God Save the Queen on the roof of Buckingham Palace -- now that's cool.

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Postby Squire » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 pm

Great stuff Greg, thanks for the link.
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Postby Kyle76 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:37 am

There's a great scene in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" where the staff of The Circus sing the anthem at a drunken Christmas bash. It's quite an effective mood-setting scene.
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Postby RazorRamone » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:22 am

I didn't really understand Russian music until I watched this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tco7UoAG33M
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Postby paddy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:42 am

the 3 best national anthems (excluding the irish one of course - 'cos we know the soldier song is definitely the best!):

1. wales (if you haven't heard Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - translated in English as 'Land of my Fathers' - then do youself a favour.))

2. russia

3. france
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Postby gsgo » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:31 am

Being impartial one of the most stirring I have ever seen was the Red Army choir singing the Russian National anthem in Quebec City at the start of one of the Canada/Russia hockey summits, I watched it live on tv and remember getting goosebumps, the crowds reaction was one of the best things I have seen from Quebec.
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Postby maskaggs » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:33 am

paddy wrote:1. wales (if you haven't heard Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - translated in English as 'Land of my Fathers' - then do youself a favour.))


I had the great fortune of visiting Caernarfon Castle a few years ago. While an egregious anachronism (I would imagine), listening to the anthem conjures images of that castle holding out against an English siege.

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Postby gruffydd3 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:49 am

Mike,

That's an unlikely scenario as it was an English castle. It was built by Edward I to help control Wales.

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Postby jww » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:05 pm

Indeed.

Been to many of Edward's "ring of iron" myself in my travels to the UK -- fabulous history and lore both in and around the castles themselves.

http://www.castlewales.com/edward1.html
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Postby maskaggs » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:49 pm

gruffydd3 wrote:Mike,

That's an unlikely scenario as it was an English castle. It was built by Edward I to help control Wales.

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It would appear I've been schooled :lol: Thanks for the lesson!

But my fun imaginary scene stands - now the Welsh are the one besieging the castle :D
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Postby gruffydd3 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:11 am

Mike and Wendell,

I wish I was able to see them in person. I've wanted to since I was a young child.

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Postby maskaggs » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:17 am

gruffydd3 wrote:Mike and Wendell,

I wish I was able to see them in person. I've wanted to since I was a young child.

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I'd like to see some more of them, Rick. I didn't know their history when I was there (and have clearly forgotten it since), but they're quite impressive. Now that I've been reminded, though, it's rather sobering that they're tourist sites in Wales now but probably weren't received very well when they were built.
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