Vladimir Vysotsky. In a Faraway Kingdom.

Commentary to the song “An Unusual Fable”.

But how exactly are described in this song those friendly 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 song was written in 1969.

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