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Nationality  Russian
Name  Vasily Agapkin
Occupation  Composer, conductor
Role  Conductor
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Born  February 3, 1884 (1884-02-03) Shancherovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire
Known for  "Farewell of Slavianka"
Died  October 29, 1964, Moscow, Russia
Similar People  Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Alexandrov Ensemble, Zhanna Bichevskaya, Alexander Galich, Matvey Blanter

Прощание славянки, 101 years ago, composer Vasily Agapkin wrote "Farewell of Slav '.

Vasily Ivanovich Agapkin (Russian: Vasílii Ivánovich agápkin; 3 February 1884 – 29 October 1964) was a Soviet military orchestra conductor, composer, and author of the well-known march "Farewell of Slavianka" (written 1912).


Agapkin was born in Ryazan Governorate in 1884. From 1912 to 1915, he studied at the Tambov musical school and later served in the army. After the revolution of 1917, Agapkin became a functionary of the NKVD. He was the leader of the NKVD's orchestra.

Agapkin led the combined military orchestra during the famous Red Square Parade in Moscow on 7 November 1941. "Farewell of Slavianka" was one of the four marches that were played in that Parade. He also led the orchestra during the 1945 parade.

His music has appeared in many films including 72 Meters (2004).

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