Vladimir Vysotsky. A Song of Rossia.

Commentary to the poem “There is no more beautiful country...”

One of close in spirit poems is Stanislav Slutsker’s “A Prayer”.

Here also comes to mind Joseph Dzhugashvili’s poem “A Morning” (the word “Georgia” is replaced with the word “country”):

Next to her sister Viola,
Rosa opened her petals,
Lilium also woke
And with the morning dew freshed up.
High in the sky Lark was flying,
Putting his bliss into trilling,
And Nightingale the Magician
Warbled self-forgetfully to children,
“May our dear country be sound!
May her florescence be timeless!
Friends, do embellish and gladden
Our fathers’ land with your studies.”

In 1912, this poem was included in the “Textbook of the Native Language” for primary classes in Georgia, and it would be good to include it today in the “Textbook of the Native Language” for primary classes in Rossia.

The original text of this poem consists of two final lines.

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