These are photos of first Russian CD. In Russia common people didn't have cd players untill mid 90s, so in later 80s there were no Russian music discs at all. This was the first one produced by Russian music company
"Melodia". You can read the contents on the pictures - it was both on English and Russian language because it was mainly for export - nobody in Russia was in need of cd's. Photos by Gyuri from Hungary.
This is a Soviet hymn, recorded by all USSR pop stars right after the USSR collapsed, in 1991. They thought this music and words would be now a part a history, because just a little bit later a new hymn appeared, with another music and words, so all people of Russia thought they are now living in a democratic state, without
traces of Soviet Union. But then a few years later, after the free goverment turned to be not so free, censorship in Mass Media appeared and.... Soviet Hymn was restored. Now, in modern Russia the hymn is being sung on the music of the Soviet hymn. Welcome back to a new USSR - Russian Federation.