Vladimir Vysotsky. The Heavenly Airfield.

Commentary to the poem “I measured in a count-down manner...”

This poem is dedicated to Yury Gagarin and narrates about the first space flight.

It is pertinent to recall here that Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, accompanied, in spirit, Yury Gagarin during his flight, and sent him a letter, where he asked of him to tell people whom he had seen in space. Yury Gagarin did it only once, and after that he was prohibited from telling about this fact.

The poem was written in 1972.

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