Vladimir Vysotsky. In a Faraway Kingdom.

Commentary to the song “An Unusual Fable”.

But how exactly are described in this song those kingdoms! And each of them is somewhat like George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Poor trustful an­i­mals... But the pow­er of the pigs is based on ignorance, and we, speaking in the words of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, should “bring con­scious­ness”.

It is pertinent to note here that it may be drawn a parallel between Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, who walked barefoot and almost naked across Rossia and Ukraine during fifty years, and the prophet Isaiah, peace be upon him, who walked barefoot and naked for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and Ethiopia dur­ing three years.

The presented text is adapted from George Tokarev’s translation.

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