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Imagine the mixture of hope and desperation expressed in a national anthem that begins "Ukraine is not yet dead".  Although time and time again in Ukrainian history, different regions adopted various patriotic songs as their anthem, the song that became the official anthem of the newly independent country is Ukraine is Not Yet Dead, (Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrayina).  Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrayina was published as a patriotic poem in 1863 by Pavlo Chubynsky, a Ukrainian ethnographer and civic leader.  The music was written by V. Verbytsky and it was published with the score in 1885.  Widely sung throughout Ukraine, it was recognized in 1917 as the anthem of the short-lived Ukrainian National Republic.  It was replaced during the soviet era, but again adopted after Ukrainian Independence.

           

                
Ukraine is Not Yet Dead

Ukraine is not yet dead, nor its glory and freedom,
Luck will still smile on us brother-Ukrainians.
Our enemies will die, as the dew does in the sunshine,
and we, too, brothers, we'll live happily in our land.

We'll not spare either our souls or bodies to get freedom
and we'll prove that we brothers are of Kozak kin.

We'll rise up, brothers, all of us, from the Sain to the Don,
We won't let anyone govern in out motherland.
The Black Sea will smile yet, grandfather Dnipro will rejoice,
Yet in our Ukraine luck will be high.

Our persistence, our sincere toil will prove its rightness,
still our freedom's loud song will spread throughout Ukraine.
It'll reflect upon the Carpathians, will sound through the steppes,
and Ukraine's glory will arise among the people.

(adapted from a translation by Victor Ponomaryov)
     
                            



                                                                      
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