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    Samuel Yakovlevich Pokrass (Самуил Яковлевич Покрасс), a Russian Jewish composer, rose to fame during the Soviet Civil War of 1920 when he wrote combat songs for the Red Army. But he was very versatile as well in the genre of Russian Romance (which was banned in 1929).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pokrass
    http://jewish.ru/ru/stories/reviews/187175/
    One may wonder after reading the jewish.ru article, whether there existed Soviet composers who were not of jewish origin... Especially the patriotic war songs happened to be composed by them.



    Two songs by Samuel Pokrass



    March on a Themes of Pokrass Brothers



    Two Roses - Russian Romance



    Pokrass Marches Performed by the North Korean People's Army (!!)



    Samuel Pokrass - Anatoly D'Actil "Two roses" 02/20/2016 KC Elena Obraztsova
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    Songs about the war. Brothers Pokrass



    Song: 'White Army, Black Baron'



    Natalia Niu. 'Days after Days roll' (Pokrass - German)



    Cossacks in Berlin



    'The Red Army is stronger than all'
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    Red Army Choir - Stronger than all



    "The Pink Glass"
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    The Red Army Choir are great, but sound slightly menacing.
    "In human life, taking pleasure often leads to shame..."

    From the poem: Many People Came to Visit and Bring Wine After I Fell Off My Horse, Drunk

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