Vladimir Vysotsky. Serving the Elements.

Commentary to “A Ballad of the Ship’s Boy”.

Vladimir Vysotsky was a Christian, but he was not religious man in common sense of this word, and the words “the last gentleman of fortune”, which he wrote about the hero of this ballad, relate also to him.

The ballad was written for the film “The Sea Gates” (1974).

The ballad was written in 1973.

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