Poems and Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky. Who For What Runs.

Commentary to the song “The Goalkeeper”.

L e v Y a s h i n, to whom this song is dedicated, is a legendary footballer, who spent his professional career with Dynamo Moscow and the Soviet Union na­tion­al foot­ball team. He is considered to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game.

The song was written in 1971.

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