And The Truth Will Set You Free
Tags: АКСО, Garupan, Great Patriotic War, Hisako Kanemoto, Katyusha, Matvei Blanter, Matvey Blanter, Mikhail Isakovsky, Moscow, Nonna, Oarai Girls High School, Pravda High School, Sensha-dō, Sumire Uesaka, Takaaki Suzuki, Team Pravda, Truth, Tsutomu Mizushima
“Katyusha” (Катю́ша) is a Russian wartime song composed in 1938 by Matvei Blanter with lyrics from Mikhail Isakovsky. Written during the Great Patriotic War, the song depicts a girl longing for her fighting military husband. It was first sung by female students from a Russian industrial school in Moscow to bid farewell to Russian soldiers going on the battle front in July 1941. The song quickly became popular throughout Russia.