A Tribute To Anti-Revolutionaries: The White Russians

No, this is not hymn to the glories of the drink. The anti-Bolshevik defenders of Russian tradition, including the monarchy, were known as the White movement. If you recognize the tune, chances are you know it from the 1812 Overture, wherein the great Russian Romantic composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, juxtaposed it with the French national anthem, La Marseillaise. It is the Tsarist Hymn, God Save the Tsar, which, by the end of the famous overture, overcomes the La Marseillaise, symbolizing the Russian defeat of Napolean.