Vladimir Vysotsky. In a Faraway Kingdom.

Commentary to “The Song of Goger-Moger”.

This song could be performed on their behalf by Nikita Khrushchev, as well as by any of the successors of his business, right up to the liberals who wield power here and now. And the offensive words, which the hero of the song says about the poets who wield power, refer to Joseph Dzhugashvili (also known as Joseph Stalin).

In one of his poems, which is called “The Lay Brother”, he wrote about his obedience to the Creator.

We need to be attentive to what the “big people” say, what one of them said about the everlasting covenant, which Allah, glorious and exalted is He, gave the prophet Abraham, peace be upon him, cannot be considered insignificant. Is not this popular politician symbolized by the hero of the song? Eve­ry­thing written about him does indeed exist. How­ever, it is necessary to give this politician credit for his work for strengthening the country’s defense ca­pa­bil­i­ty and for his foreign policy.

The song was written for the play of the Taganka Theater “Turandot or, The Congress of Whitewashers”.

The song was written between 1974 and 1978.

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