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Vladimir Vysotsky
Vladimir Vysotsky

Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Владимир Семёнович Высоцкий, Vladimir Semënovič Vysockij) (January 25, 1938July 25, 1980) was an iconic Russian singer, songwriter, poet, and actor whose career has had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. The multifaceted talent of Vladimir Vysotsky is often described by the word bard that acquired a special meaning in the Soviet Union, although he himself spoke of this term with irony. He thought of himself mainly as an actor and writer, and once remarked, "I do not belong to what people call bards or minstrels or whatever." Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors who wish to emulate his iconic status. Vladimir Vysotsky Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий) (January 25, 1938 – July 25, 1980) was a great Russian singer, songwriter, poet, and actor whose career has had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. ... Image File history File links Vladimir_vysotsky. ... Image File history File links Vladimir_vysotsky. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Bulat Okudzhava, a pioneer of the Bard genre For other meanings of the word, see Bard (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Vladimir Vysotsky as Hamlet

Vladimir Vysotsky was born in Moscow. His father was an army officer and his mother a German language translator. His parents divorced shortly after his birth, and he was brought up by his stepmother of Armenian descent, whom he called "aunt" Yevgenia. He spent two years of his childhood living with his father and stepmother at a military base in Eberswalde in the Soviet-occupied section of post-WWII Germany (later GDR). In 1955, Vladimir enrolled in the Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering, but dropped out after just one semester to pursue an acting career. In 1959, he started acting at the Aleksandr Pushkin Theatre where he had mostly small parts. Vladimir Vysotsky as Hamlet. Source unknown. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... For the impact crater on Mars, see Eberswalde (crater). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Capital East Berlin Language(s) German Government Socialist republic Head of State  - 1949 – 1960 Wilhelm Pieck  - 1960 – 1973 Walter Ulbricht  - 1973 – 1976 Willi Stoph  - 1976 – 1989 Erich Honecker  - 1989 Egon Krenz  - 1989 - 1990 Manfred Gerlach Head of Government  - 1949 – 1964 Otto Grotewohl  - 1964 – 1973 Willi Stoph... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vysotsky's first wife was Iza Zhukova. He met his second wife, Ludmilla Abramova, in 1961. They were married in 1965 and had two sons, Arkady and Nikita. Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1964, on invitation from director Yuri Lyubimov, who was to become his close friend and mentor, he joined the popular Moscow Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Taganka. He made headlines with his leading roles in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Brecht's Life of Galileo. Around the same time, he also appeared in several films, which featured a few of his songs, e.g., Vertikal ("The Vertical"), a film about mountain climbing. Most of Vysotsky's work from that period, however, did not get official recognition and thus no contracts from Melodiya, the monopolist of the Soviet recording industry. Nevertheless, his popularity continued to grow, as, with the advent of portable tape-recorders in the USSR, his music became available to the masses in the form of home-made reel-to-reel audio tape recordings, and later on cassette tapes. He became known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which incorporated social and political commentary into often humorous street vocabulary. His lyrics resonated with millions of Soviet people in every corner of the country; his songs were sung at house parties and amateur concerts. Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov (born September 17, 1917 in Yaroslavl) is a Russian stage actor and director. ... A scene from the 1967 production of Mayakovskys poems. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Brecht redirects here. ... Life of Galileo, also known simply as Galileo, is a play by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht which was first published in 1940. ... Mountaineering is an umbrella term that can variously be used to describe the actions of climbing, hillwalking and scrambling. ... Melodiya (Russian: Μелодия) was the state-owned major record company/label of the Soviet Union. ...


After his divorce, Vysotsky fell in love with Marina Vlady, a French actress of Russian descent, who was working at Mosfilm on a joint Soviet-French production at that time. Marina had been married before and had 3 children, while Vladimir had two. Fueled by Marina's exotic status as a Frenchwoman in the USSR, and Vladimir's unmatched popularity in his country, their love was passionate and impulsive. They were married in 1969. For 10 years the two maintained a long-distance relationship as Marina compromised her career in France in order to spend more time in Moscow, and Vladimir's friends pulled strings in order for him to be allowed to travel abroad to stay with his wife. Marina eventually joined the Communist Party of France, which essentially gave her an unlimited-entry visa into the USSR, and provided Vladimir with some immunity against prosecution by the government, which was becoming weary of his covertly anti-Soviet lyrics and his odds-defying popularity with the masses. The problems of his long-distance relationship with Vlady inspired several of Vysotsky's songs. Marina Vlady (Marina de Poliakoff-Baidaroff) (born in Clichy in 10 May 1938) is a French actress. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


By the mid-1970s, Vysotsky had been suffering from alcoholism for quite some time. Many of his songs from the period deal – either directly or metaphorically – with alcoholism, insanity, mania, and obsessions. This was also the height of his popularity, when, as described in Vlady's book about her husband, walking down the street on a summer night, one could hear Vystotsky's recognizable voice coming literally from every open window. Unable to completely ignore his musical phenomenon, Melodiya did release a few of his songs on vinyl in the late 1970s, which, however, constituted only a small portion of his creative work, which millions already owned on tape and knew by heart. Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Melodiya (Russian: Μелодия) was the state-owned major record company/label of the Soviet Union. ...


At the same time, Vysotsky gained official recognition as a theater and film actor. He starred in a hugely popular TV series Mesto Vstrechi Izmenit' Nel'zya about two cops fighting crime in late 1940s Stalinist Russia. In spite of his successful acting career, Vysotsky continued to make a living with his concert tours across the country, often on a compulsive binge-like schedule, which, it is believed, contributed to the deterioration of his health. He died in Moscow at the age of 42 of heart failure, which was possibly triggered by his drinking habit and heroin addiction. The Meeting Place Cannot be Changed The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (Russian: ) is a 1979 Soviet film series (in 5 parts) directed by Stanislav Govorukhin that was a cult film in the USSR, and along with Seventeen Moments of Spring became a source of quotations and even inspiration for...

Vysotsky's grave
Vysotsky's grave

Vysotsky's body was laid out at the Taganka Theatre, where the funeral service was held. He was later buried at the Vagankovskoye Cemetery in Moscow. Thousands of Moscow citizens left the stadiums (as it was the time of the Olympics) to attend the funeral. Although no official figure was released, it was later estimated that over one million people attended Vysotsky's funeral [1], almost as many as that of Pope John Paul II in 2005. The Soviet authorities, taken aback by the unexpected impact on the masses of the death of an underground singer, ordered troops into Moscow to prevent possible riots. Vysotsky was posthumously awarded the tittle Meritorious Artist of Soviet Union. Download high resolution version (437x809, 104 KB)Vladimir Vysotskys grave site at the Vagankovo cemetery, Moscow. ... Download high resolution version (437x809, 104 KB)Vladimir Vysotskys grave site at the Vagankovo cemetery, Moscow. ... Vagankovskoye Cemetery (Ваганьковское кладбище), established in 1771, is located in the Krasnaya Presnaya (Красная Пресная) district of Moscow... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Posthumous means after death. ... Meritorious Artist (sometimes translated as Deserved Artist or Distinguished Artist or Honorary Artist) is a honorary title in the Soviet Union, Union republics, and Autonomous republics, also in some other Eastern bloc states (and communist states in general), as well as in a number of post-Soviet states, modelled after...


Legacy

In years to come, Vysotsky's flower-adorned grave became a site of pilgrimage for several generations of his fans, the youngest of whom were born after his death. His tombstone also became the subject of controversy, as his widow had wished for a simple abstract slab, while his parents insisted on a realistic gilded statue. Although probably too serious to have inspired Vysotsky himself, the statue is believed by some to be full of metaphors and symbols reminiscent of the singer's life. One of the more obvious symbols is the angel-like wings that wrap the statue's body. The angel wings are supposed to symbolize Vysotsky's importance to all oppressed peoples; they are wrapped around his body to represent the fact that he was never allowed to fully spread his talent and flourish during his lifetime due to the oppressive regime. Another symbol is the two horse heads, which might refer to his landmark song "Koni Priveredliviye".


Shortly after Vysotsky's death, many Russian bards wrote songs and poems about his life and death. The best known are Yuri Vizbor's "Letter to Vysotsky" (1982) and Bulat Okudzhava's "About Volodya Vysotsky" (1980). Bulat Okudzhava, a pioneer of the Bard genre For other meanings of the word, see Bard (disambiguation). ... Yuri Vizbor (Юрий Визбор) (June 20, 1934–September 17, 1984) was a well-known Russian bard and poet as well as a theatre and film actor. ... Russian bard Bulat Okudzhava Bulat Okudzhava Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (or Boulat Okudjava/Okoudjava/Okoudzhava; Russian: ) (May 9, 1924 - June 12, 1997) was one of the founders of the Russian genre called authors song (авторская песня, avtorskaya pesnya). ...


Every year on Vysotsky's birthday, festivals are held throughout Russia and in many communities throughout the world, especially in Europe. Vysotsky's impact in Russia is often compared to that of Bob Dylan in America. This article is about the recording artist. ...


Years after her husband's death, urged by her friend Simone Signoret, Marina Vlady wrote a book about her years together with Vysotsky. The book pays tribute to Vladimir's talent and rich persona, yet is uncompromising in its depiction of his addictions and the problems that they caused in their marriage. The book was written in French and translated into Russian in tandem by Vlady and a professional translator. It is widely read in Russia by fans seeking to understand the man who gave them so many beloved songs. Simone Signoret (March 25, 1920 - September 30, 1985), was an Academy Award-winning French actress. ...


The asteroid 2374 Vladvysotskij, discovered by Lyudmila Zhuravleva, is named after Vysotsky (orbit image). Lyudmila Vasilevna Zhuravleva (Людмила Васильевна Журавлёва) is a Russian or Ukrainian astronomer. ...


Music

The poet accompanied himself on a Russian guitar, with an intense voice singing ballads of love, peace, war, and everyday Soviet life. He had the ring of honesty and truth, with an ironic and sometimes sarcastic touch that jabbed at the Soviet government, which made him a target for surveillance and threats. In France, he has been compared with French singer Georges Brassens. In Russia, however, he was more frequently compared with Joe Dassin, in part because they were the same age and died in the same year; however, their ideologies, biographies, and musical styles are very different. Vysotsky's lyrics and style greatly influenced Jacek Kaczmarski, a Polish songwriter and singer who touched on similar themes. The Russian guitar, a seven-string acoustic guitar tuned to the Open G tuning, arrived in the beginning of the 19th century in Russia, most probably as a development of the kobza and the baroque lute. ... Georges Brassens (French IPA: ) (October 22, 1921 - October 29, 1981) was a French acoustic singer and songwriter. ... Joe Dassin Joseph Ira Dassin (November 5, 1938 – August 20, 1980) was a French-speaking American musician. ... Jacek Kaczmarski, 1994 Jacek Kaczmarski (March 22, 1957, Warsaw - April 10, 2004, Gdańsk) was a Polish singer, songwriter, poet and author. ...


The songs—over 600 of them—were written about almost any imaginable theme. The earliest were Outlaw songs. These songs were based either on the life of the common people in Moscow (criminal life, prostitution, and extreme drinking) or on life in the Gulags. Vysotsky slowly grew out of this phase and started singing more serious, though often satirical, songs. Many of these songs were about war. These war songs were not written to glorify war, but rather to expose the listener to the emotions of those in extreme, life threatening situations. Most Soviet veterans would say that Vysotsky's war songs described the truth of war far more accurately than more official "patriotic" songs. Bulat Okudzhava, a pioneer of the Bard genre For other meanings of the word, see Bard (disambiguation). ... Gulag ( , Russian: ) was the government body responsible for administering prison camps across the former Soviet Union. ... Bulat Okudzhava, a pioneer of the Bard genre For other meanings of the word, see Bard (disambiguation). ...


Nearly all of Vysotsky's songs are in the first person, although he is almost never the narrator. When singing his criminal songs, he would adopt the accent and intonation of a Moscow thief, and when singing war songs, he would sing from the point of view of a soldier. In many of his philosophical songs, he adopted the role of inanimate objects. This created some confusion about Vysotsky's background, especially during the early years when information could not be passed around very easily. Using his acting talent, the poet performed his role play so well that until told otherwise, many of his fans believed that he was, indeed, a criminal or war veteran. Vysotsky's father said that "War participants thought the author of the songs to be one of them, as if he had participated in the war together with them." The same could be said about mountain climbers; on multiple occasions, Vysotsky was sent pictures of mountain climbers' graves with quotes from his lyrics etched on the tombstones.


Many film soundtracks, especially those featuring the singer, incorporated Vysotsky's songs. One of the most notable examples is Vertikal.


Not being officially recognized as a poet and singer, Vysotsky performed wherever and whenever he could - in the theater (where he worked), at universities, in private apartments, village clubs, and in the open air. It was not unusual for him to give several concerts in one day. He used to sleep little, using the night hours to write. In his final years, he managed to perform outside the USSR and held concerts in Paris, Toronto, and New York City. This article is about the capital of France. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Despite Vysotsky's anti-establishment bend, The Soviet leader Brezhnev (who was alleged to be a fan of Vysotsky, himself) allowed Vysotsky to perform live on Soviet television. This was the first time something or someone so cynical towards the regime was allowed on Soviet TV. One of the songs he played was "I do not like," which he would later perform on American television in an interview with 60 Minutes.


With few exceptions, he wasn't allowed to publish his recordings with "Melodiya", which held a monopoly on the Soviet music industry. His songs were passed on through amateur, fairly low quality recordings on vinyl discs and magnetic tape, resulting in his immense popularity. Cosmonauts even took his music on cassette into orbit. — His writings were all published posthumously except for one poem printed in 1975. Melodiya (Russian: Μелодия) was the state-owned major record company/label of the Soviet Union. ... Soviet redirects here. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ...


Status as a Pop Icon


Vysotsky is often billed as the "Russian Elvis" due to his iconic status as a pop entertainer. The parallel is further re-enforced by his untimely death that shook the public to its core (most people in the former Soviet Union who are old enough will be able to tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard of Vysotsky's passing). Also, much like in Elvis' case, his death was brought on by a self-destructive lifestyle and occurred at the age of 42. Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ...


Musical Style


Musically, virtually all of Vysotsky's songs were written in a minor key, and tended to employ from three to seven chords. Vysotsky composed his songs and played them exclusively on the Russian seven string guitar, often tuned a tone or a tone and a half below the traditional Russian "Open G major" tuning. This guitar, with its specific Russian tuning, makes a slight yet notable difference in chord voicings than the standardly tuned six string Spanish guitar, and it became a staple of his sound. Because Vysotsky tuned down a tone and a half, his strings had less tension, which also colored the sound. The Russian guitar, a seven-string acoustic guitar tuned to the Open G tuning, arrived in the beginning of the 19th century in Russia, most probably as a development of the kobza and the baroque lute. ...


His earliest songs were usually written in C minor (with the guitar tuned a tone down from DGBDGBD to CFACFAC), using the following chord shapes:

Chord name Fret numbers (bass to tenor string)
C minor [0 X 3 3 2 3 3]
A sharp 7 rootless [X 0 5 5 3 5 5]
A major [X 5 5 5 5 5 5]
E major [X X 6 X 5 6 7]
F 7 rootless [X X 7 7 5 7 7]
D minor [X 0 8 8 7 8 8]
F major [2 2 2 2 2 2 2]

Songs written in this key include "Stars" (Zvyozdy), "My friend has left for Magadan" (Moy drug uyekhal v Magadan), and most of his songs about criminals. Magadan vicinity from the US Defense Mapping Agency (1978) Orthographic projection centred over Magadan Magadan, Russia city flag. ...


At around 1970, Vysotsky began writing and playing exclusively in A minor (guitar tuned to CFACFAC), which he continued doing until his death. The main chord shapes he based his songs on were:

Chord name Fret numbers (bass to tenor string)
A minor [X X 0 4 4 3 4]
A major [X X 4 4 4 4 4]
D minor [X X 5 5 4 5 5]
E 7 [X X X 4 3 2 2]
F major [2 2 2 2 2 2 2]
C major [X X X 0 2 3 4]
A 7 rootless [X X 4 4 2 4 4]

Vysotsky used his fingers instead of a pick to pluck and strum, as was the tradition with Russian guitar playing. He used a variety of finger picking and strumming techniques. One of his favorite was to play an alternating bass with his thumb as he plucked or strummed with his other fingers.


Often, Vysotsky would neglect to check the tuning of his guitar, which is particularly noticeable on earlier recordings. According to some accounts, Vysotsky would get upset when friends would attempt to tune his guitar, leading some to believe that he preferred to play slightly out of tune as a stylistic choice. Much of this is also attributable to the fact that a guitar that is tuned down more than 1 whole step (Vysotsky would sometimes tune as much as 2 and a half steps down) is prone to intonation problems.


Filmography

  • 1959 — Sverstnitsy (Сверстницы) - Mosfilm; Director: V. Ordynskii
  • 1961 — Karyera Dimy Gorina (Карьера Димы Горина) – M. Gorkii Studio Director: F. Dovlatyan & L. Mirskii
  • 1962 — 713-iy Prosit Posadku (713-й просит посадку) – Lenfilm; Director: G. Nikulin
  • 1962 — Uvol'neniye na bereg (Увольнение на берег) – Mosfilm; Director: F. Mironer
  • 1963 — Shtrafnoy udar (Штрафной удар) – M. Gorkii Studio; Director: V. Dorman
  • 1963 — Zhivye i mertvye (Живые и мёртвые) – Mosfilm; Director: A. Stolper
  • 1965 — Na zavtrashney ulitse (На завтрашней улице) – Mosfilm; Director: F. Filipov
  • 1965 — Nash dom (Наш дом) – Mosfilm; Director: V. Pronin
  • 1965 — Stryapuha (Стряпуха) – Mosfilm; Director: E. Keosyan
  • 1966 — Ya rodom iz detstva (Я родом из детства) – Belarusfilm; Director: V. Turov
  • 1966 — Sasha-Sashen'ka (Саша-Сашенька) – Belarusfilm; Director: V. Chetverikov
  • 1967 — Vertikal' (Вертикаль) – Odessa Film Studio; Director: Stanislav Govorukhin & B. Durov
  • 1967 — Korotkiye vstrechi (Короткие встречи) – Odessa Film Studio; Director: K. Muratova
  • 1967 — Voyna pod kryshami (Война под крышами) – Belarusfilm; Director: V. Turov
  • 1968 — Interventsiya (Интервенция) – Lenfilm; Director: Gennady Poloka
  • 1968 — Khozyain taygi (Хозяин тайги) – Mosfilm; Director: V. Nazarov
Vladimir Vysotsky in Two Comrades Were Serving
Vladimir Vysotsky in Two Comrades Were Serving
  • 1968 — Sluzhili dva tovarishcha (Служили два товарища) – Mosfilm; Director: E. Karyelov
  • 1969 — Opasnye gastroli (Опасные гастроли) – Odessa Film Studio; Director: G. Yungvald-Hilkevich
  • 1969 — Bely vzryv (Белый взрыв) – Odessa Film Studio; Director: Stanislav Govorukhin
  • 1972 — Chetvyorty (Четвёртый) – Mosfilm; Director: A. Stolper
  • 1973 — Plohkoy khoroshy chelovek (Плохой хороший человек) – Lenfilm; Director: I. Heifits
  • 1974 — Yedinstvennaya doroga (Единственная дорога) – Mosfilm & Titograd Studio; Director: V. Pavlovich
  • 1975 — Yedinstvennaya (Единственная) – Lenfilm; Director: I. Heifits
  • 1975 — Begstvo mistera Mak-Kinli (Бегство мистера Мак-Кинли) – Mosfilm; Director: M. Shveitser
  • 1976 — Skaz pro to, kak tsar' Pyotr arapa zhenil (Сказ про то, как царь Пётр арапа женил) – Mosfilm; Director: A. Mitta
  • 1977 — Ök ketten (Они вдвоём) – Mafilm; Director: M. Mészáros
  • 1979Mesto vstrechi izmenit' nel'zya (Место встречи изменить нельзя) – Odessa Film Studio; Director: Stanislav Govorukhin
  • 1980 — Malenkie tragedii (Маленькие трагедии) – Mosfilm; Director: M. Shveitser

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Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Two Comrades Were Serving (Russian: ) is a 1968 Soviet film directed by Yevgeni Karelov, script by Yuli Dunsky and Valeri Frid. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Two Comrades Were Serving (Russian: ) is a 1968 Soviet film directed by Yevgeni Karelov, script by Yuli Dunsky and Valeri Frid. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Kinostudiya Lenfilm (Ленфи́льм) was a production unit of the Soviet film industry), with its own film studio, located in Leningrad, R.S.F.S.R.. After the fall of Communism and the foundation of the Russian Republic, it became a quasi-private film production company, retaining its name in spite of... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kinostudiya Lenfilm (Ленфи́льм) was a production unit of the Soviet film industry), with its own film studio, located in Leningrad, R.S.F.S.R.. After the fall of Communism and the foundation of the Russian Republic, it became a quasi-private film production company, retaining its name in spite of... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Meeting Place Cannot be Changed The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (Russian: ) is a 1979 Soviet film series (in 5 parts) directed by Stanislav Govorukhin that was a cult film in the USSR, and along with Seventeen Moments of Spring became a source of quotations and even inspiration for... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ...

Bibliography

  • Wladimir Wyssozki. Aufbau Verlag 1989 (DDR) : Zerreißt mir nicht meine silbernen Saiten....
  • Vysotsky, Vladimir (1990): Hamlet With a Guitar. Moscow, Progress Publishers. ISBN 5-01-001125-5
  • Vysotsky, Vladimir (2003): Songs, Poems, Prose. Moscow, Eksmo. ISBN
  • Vysotsky, Vladimir / Mer, Nathan (trans) (1991): Songs & Poems. ISBN 0-89697-399-9
  • Vysotsky, Vladimir (1991): I Love, Therefore I Live. ISBN 0-569-09274-4
  • Vlady, Marina (1987): Vladimir ou Le Vol Arrêté. Paris, Ed. Fayard. ISBN 2-213-02062-0 (Vladimir or the Aborted Flight)
      • Влади М. Владимир, или Прерванный полет. М.: Прогресс, 1989.
  • Vlady, Marina / Meinert, Joachim (transl) (1991): Eine Liebe zwischen zwei Welten. Mein Leben mit Wladimir Wyssozki. Weimar, Aufbau Verlag. ISBN

Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eksmo - is one of the largest publishing houses in Russia. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...

Discography

Lifetime

  • Алиса в стране чудес / Alice in Wonderland (1977) [2 vinyls]
    Musical play, an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland,
    with Klara Rumyanova, Vladimir Vysotsky, V. Abdulov.
    Lyrics and music: Vladimir Vysotsky

Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... “Alice in Wonderland” redirects here. ... Klara Rumyanova (December 8, 1929—September 18, 2004) was a Russian actress and singer. ...

Posthumous Releases

France

  • Le Monument (1995) [CD]
  • Le Vol Arrêté (2000) [CD]

Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... CD redirects here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

Germany

  • Wir drehen die Erde (1993) [CD]
  • Lieder vom Krieg (1995) [CD]

Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... CD redirects here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...

Russia

  • Песни / Songs (1981) [LP]
  • Sons Are Leaving For Battle (1987) [double LP] Melodiya
    • War songs. Archive recordings from between 1960-1980. [Melodiya MONO M60 47429 008/006]
  • На концертах Владимира Высоцкого / At Vladimir Vysotsky's concerts
  • Marina Vlady / Vladimir Vysotsky (1996) [CD] [Melodiya]
  • MP3 Kollektsiya: Vladimir Vysotsky [SoLyd Records]
    Concert and Studio recordings
    • Disk 1
    • Disk 2
    • Disk 3
    • Disk 4 (period 19791980) (2002) [CD: MP3 192 kBit/s]
  • Platinovaya Kollektsiya: Vladimir Vysotsky (2003) [2 CDs]

Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Melodiya (Russian: Μелодия) was the state-owned major record company/label of the Soviet Union. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Ethnic Russian music includes many varieties of folk, popular and classical traditions. ...

External links

Collected Poems (Songs) by Vladimir Vysotsky Translated from the Russian by Alec Vagapov

Collected Poems (Songs) by Vladimir Vysotsky. Bilingual Version. Translated from the Russian by Alec Vagapov

  • (English) Eugenia Weinstein (private site, with English translation of some songs)
  • (Russian) bards.ru (lyrics to most of his songs)
  • (Russian) vysotsky.km.ru (scores of photographs, a wealth of information)
  • (Russian) vv.uka.ru ("fonoteka": most of his songs in MP3 format)
  • (Russian) zeuhl.academ.org (Another source for MP3 files)
  • (Russian) www.zipsites.ru (Over 900 MP3 files from 32 disk box set)

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Vladimir Vysotsky (738 words)
Vysotsky's parents were divorced soon after his birth, and he lived mostly with his mother (a technical translator), first in Buzuluk and then, from 1945, in Moscow.
Until his death, Vladimir Vysotsky was a prophet without honor in his own country; although he wrote more than a thousand highly popular songs, he died without an official record release to his name.
Vysotsky, who began performing in the 1960s, was quite critical of the Communist regime, and his lyrics took position on the Soviet status quo.
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