Anthem of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

Дзяржаўны гімн Беларускай Савецкай Сацыялiстычнай Рэспублiкi (Belarusian)
Государственный гимн Белорусской Советской Социалистической Республики (Russian)
English: Anthem of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
Belarusian: Dziaržawny himn Biełaruskaj Savieckaj Sacyjalistyčnaj Respubliki
Russian: Gosudarstvennyy gimn Belorusskoy Sovetskoy Sotsialisticheskoy Respubliki
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National anthem of  Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
MusicNiescier Sakałoŭski, 1952
Adopted17 September 1955 (first approval)
24 September 1955 (legislative approval)

The State Anthem of the Byelorussian SSR[a] was the state anthem of Belarus when it was a republic of the Soviet Union and known as the Byelorussian SSR. The anthem was used from 1952 until Belarusian independence in 1991. It took over 11 years to create the music and lyrics for the anthem,[1] even producing a version that mentions then-Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.[2] The music was composed by Nestar Sakalowski (Нестар Сакалоўскі), and the lyrics were written by Mihas' Klimovich (Міхась Клімковіч). The melody is used in the current national anthem of Belarus, with different lyrics.


On February 3, 1944, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR issued a decree "On the State Anthems of the Soviet Republics". The decree was followed with the Azerbaijan SSR and the Armenian SSR created their anthem with the country's most prominent composers, and the Lithuanian SSR, that used its old anthem, Tautiška giesmė.

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