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21 May 2015
"Mer Hayrenik" ("Our Fatherland")

The Anthem of the Republic of Armenia was adopted on July 1, 1991, by the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Armenia. It is based on the Anthem of the First Armenian Republic (1918-1920), but with different lyrics. The author of the lyrics is poet Mikael Nalbandian (1829-1866).

Literal translation in English:

Our Fatherland, free and independent,
For centuries have You survived,
Your sons are now summoning thee,
To a free, independent Armenia.

Death is the same everywhere,
One dies but once,
Blessed is the one who dies
For the freedom of his nation.