Vladimir Vysotsky. A Song about the Anti-Semites.

Commentary to the song “Mishka Shifman”.

The poet’s words “if there was an alien (in his family in the poem, in his work in the interpretation), he was but a Tatar” were fulfilled the preparation of his poems and songs for this publication was performed by a man having Turkic blood in his veins, and most of them were edited.

It is pertinent to recall here Alexander Polovinkin’s article “Changing the Language Is a Catastrophe for Nation” (this article is in Russian).

This song was written in 1972.

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