Vladimir Vysotsky. The Messenger.

Commentary to the song “The Navigator Single”.

As the epigraph to this song, there can be used the words of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, which he wrote about himself: “He does not follow our path and be­haves him­self in life differently than we do — everything points to the fact that he is not such a man as we are, all people.”

The words of the song

«We took a photo of the navigator —
And transformed him to a photo by that»

reflect our present regard for the God of the Earth.

The song was written in 1976 for the film “The Wind of Hope” (1978).

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