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Thread #160809   Message #3815763
Posted By: Jack Campin
20-Oct-16 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: Before 'God Save the King'?
Subject: RE: Before 'God Save the King'?
Russia adopted an imperial anthem (God Save the Tsar) in 1833; you can hear the tune in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

Which suggests that Tchaikovsky's historical scholarship wasn't up to much...