Vladimir Vysotsky. In a Faraway Kingdom.

Commentary to the song “About Sergey Thomin”.

Here is stanza 1:

I grew like any other pre-war youngster:
At night we often met to drink and sing.
Sergey Thomin was one of us and we didn’t like him,
’Cause ever very serious was he.

The person who is featured in this song is easily recognized. Of course, persons who did not serve in the armed forces should not have the right to hold high public of­fice.

The song was written in 1964.

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