Well, it's rousing stuff. Pretty much what a national anthem should be. The fact that is was also a band-aid of patriotism over the corruption of the Stalinist regime says something about the nature of the national myths we create. It's now the Russian anthem. I think they went with something else for a while but went back to it.
The Lady with a Lamprey
"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice. Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri