Alexander Alexandrov

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Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov

Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Алекса́ндров; 13 April [O.S. 1 April] 1883 – 8 July 1946) was a Soviet composer, who wrote the Soviet national anthem in 1944, and founded the Alexandrov Ensemble. The same music in the Soviet national anthem was used to make the Russian national anthem in 2000.