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Defence of Moscow is a single by Sabaton. It was released 7th May 2021.


1. Defence of Moscow


  • The single was teased on the band's Instagram stories on 2nd May 2021 in a swipe game, you had to choose which Sabaton song was related to Russia. The last one was "Defence of Moscow".
  • It's a cover song of Radio Tapok's "Battle of Moscow" ("Битва за Москву"), which was a song recorded in Sabaton's style. The band worked with the artist before on The Attack of the Dead Men (single).[1]
  • The single was released as a strictly limited 7" vinyl in red with etched B-side. The vinyl was available for pre-order only between May 7 and May 9 2021.


Pär: "May 9 is celebrated as V-Day in Russia, the day to commemorate the victory over the Nazis in WW2. This year we participate in the memory of this event by releasing a song dedicated to the brave men who fought in the battle of Moscow.

This track was originally written in Russian by our friend Radio Tapok. It’s a very strong song and we thought it made sense that Sabaton should give it a try to make a honourable cover of this song.

We love to surprise everyone, and this is a great surprise."[2]