Azerbaijan (1944-1992)


Like other republics of the Soviet Union at the time, Azerbaijan had its own anthem, which was in use until shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Azerbaijan was originally given an anthem in 1944, but a slight change to the lyrics came in 1978 with the removal of Stalin’s name and other minor chages. The composer of the anthem’s melody also wrote the music for the current Azerbaijani national anthem in 1919 before Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union.

Special thanks to: Pavel Zinovatny for the music file and Jo Hyo-roe for the sheet music