Tuesday, January 29, 2013

News at Eleven: More than 30 years after

his [Vladimir Vysotsky's] death, the gravel-voiced singer remains an idol in Russia.

Most Russians, including the younger generation, still know his songs and poems by heart.

Testifying to his enduring appeal, a film about his life released in 2011 drew huge crowds and earned a record $21 million in its first 10 days at the box office, despite mixed reviews. The film was written by his son, Nikita, and co-produced by Russia's main state-run television station, Channel One.

from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Russians Remember Late Dissident Poet Vysotsky


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