Vladimir Visotsky's Interrupted Flight

His records used to be swapped under the counter in the days of the Soviet Union. Russia Beyond the Headlines commemorates what would have been Vladimir Visotsky's 75th birthday and presents some songs of this timeless icon.

Editor - Stakheev Vladimir; photos - Corbis/FotoS.A, PhotoXPress, East News, ITAR-TASS, Igor Mikhalev, Anatoliy Garanin/RIA Novosti; music - "Unruly horses", "My gypsy song", "Le vol arrêté", "Here old redwood branches tremble in the high winds..." by Vladimir Visotsky

His records used to be swapped under the counter in the days of the Soviet Union. Today, more than 30 years since his death in 1980, Vladimir Vysotsky continues to draw crowds in Moscow. Russia Beyond the Headlines commemorates what would have been his 75th birthday and presents some songs of this timeless icon.

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