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CAS turns down Russia’s inquiry to use Katyusha as anthem during Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has turned down Russia’s request to use the song “Katyusha” instead of the national anthem at the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, Insidethegames portal reported on Friday citing a CAS statement.

“The CAS panel considers that ‘any anthem linked to Russia’ extends to any song associated with, or with links to, Russia, which would include Katyusha,” CAS said.

CAS ruled earlier that Russian athletes would compete at international competitions, including the Olympic Games, without the national flag and anthem until mid-December 2022.

01. Священная война (00:00​)
02. С чего начинается Родина (02:47​)
03. Журавли (05:11​)
04. Тёмная ночь (09:28​)
05. В землянке (13:32​)
06. Враги сожгли родную хату (15:59​)
07. Когда мы были на войне (19:29​)
08. Катюша (22:36​)
09. Каким ты был (25:22​)
10. Песня о далёкой Родине (28:40​)
11. Ленинградки (32:40​)
12. Нам нужна одна Победа (35:50​)
13. Прощайте, скалистые горы (39:14​)
14. Синий платочек (42:14​)
15. Желаю (44:34​)
16. Аист на крыше (47:27​)
17. Один раз в году сады цветут (50:39​)
18. Черёмуха (55:00​)
19. Мы на лодочке катались (59:28​)
20. Нева (01:06:47​)

The Russian Olympic Committee’s commission of athletes suggested in February the song “Katyusha” be used instead of the national anthem during the Olympic Games.

Source: TASS

Header source: Olga Shimina – ‘Klimbim’

Music: Elena Vaenga



Apple trees and pear trees went into blooming,
River mists began a floating flow,
She came out and went ashore, Katyusha!
On the lofty bank, on the steeply shore.

She came out and sang she song about
Her young friend, the bluish eagle from steppe
All about the one she dearly loved,
The one whose letters she treasured and kept.

Hey, a song, the song of the young girl,
Fly and go after the bright Sun,
Find a soldier on the distant borderlands
Say hello from Katya waiting long for him.

Let him remember the young and simple maiden,
Let him hear the song she now sings,
Let him protect his Motherland for sure,
And their love Katyusha will protect.