“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).
Our Fatherland, free, independent,
That has lived for centuries,
Is now summoning its sons
To the free, independent Armenia.
Death is the same everywhere,
A man dies but once,
Blessed is the one hat dies
For the freedom of his nation
Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra performed the National Anthem
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Eduard Topchjan
Armenian State Academic Choir performed the National Anthem
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Ohannes Tchekidjian