Vladimir Vysotsky: and whether the artist has the

Weapons 25/01/20 Vladimir Vysotsky: and whether the artist has the “black gun”

About Vladimir Vysotsky in his lifetime and after his death went and continues to go a lot of rumors and speculation. One of them, which States that the bard was a hardened criminal and has passed numerous camps and prisons, the reading public have long parted. However, the early “thug” cycle of Vysotsky’s famous song about the “black gun” and a “Great Coach” give fans of conspiracy theories is reason to think: do Stelmakh if not a real release, then at least friends in the criminal world? Not just because emerged and this “black gun” and all thieves, camp romance in the works of the poet.

Where did the “black gun” and the early “thug” cycle?

“gun Black” Vysotsky, apparently, really was. Vysotsky father brought from the war captured “Walter” which, having taken care of security is sometimes given to the son to play. There are, however, other versions. In Bolshoi Karetny lane lived friend of my youth Vysotsky Anatoly Utevsky, who worked for the police. The young Vysotsky was very interested in the stories about the criminal world, and he loved to consider the gun’s reliance Atascosa in the service.

However, a different kind of weapon was for the boys post-war time is not unusual. Most likely, the “black gun” from the song combines many of the impressions of childhood and early youth of the poet, who grew up in Moscow courtyards.

“Blatnoy” songs, in which so many criminal romance, too, originated in the work of Vladimir Vysotsky is not accidental. The period of its formation coincided with the time when, after a “Beria” Amnesty, and then after debunking the “cult of personality”, Central Russia and arrived in the capital a lot of people who served in the camps in Kolyma, in Magadan and other “not so remote places.” Of course, Vysotsky could not hear conversations, not to deal with thesemi colorful personalities, could not be interested in their past. Camps, articles, terms – for the intelligentsia of the time it was all almost a symbol of the struggle with the regime. No wonder so popular among scientists, teachers and doctors were used by the real thieves folklore, and it is not surprising that the first experiments of Vysotsky’s poetry was in line with the imitation of “prison”. However, researchers of creativity of Vysotsky assign a “thug” songs rather short period – only until 1965, when was written the last song in this series “Katerina, Katia”, “some guys told Me”, etc.

did Vysotsky friends from the criminal world?

Apparently not. None of the biographies of the poet, in any of the numerous books of memoirs about him there is no hint of when Vysotsky with criminals.

it is Known that many criminals considered him “their”, and even boasted that sat with him in the same camp or encountered by chance on the shipment. But it also applies to Vysotsky and climbers, soldiers, athletes, and many others whose daily poet sang in his works. He was, as befits a true poet, extremely greedy of details, typical words, sought to complete the “immersion” in a professional environment.

However, gossip that Vysotsky had a criminal term, partly based on real facts from his life. In 1966 Vysotsky could go to prison for rape of a minor. In Riga was a serial killer who stalked girls from 5 to 15 years. When victims were asked to choose the picture of the rapist, many pointed to a photo of Vladimir Vysotsky. The culprit, according to them, was of medium height and loved to read poetry. Vysotsky was saved only absolute alibi: stay in Riga he was on the set, where he was still dozens of people. The real culprit is caught, he really was like Vysotsky.

Later, in 1979, Vysotsky was able to sit down for stealing money. He was involved in nedobrovoSTEMI administrators to participate in dozens of concerts and receive royalties, it is not delving into the criminal scheme, your impresario.

was Vysotsky “episodes” in the police about the car accident with his participation. The car he was driving quite “crazy”.

Then, all true?

Not quite all. One friend, a “rewind” time in the camps, Vysotsky was still. But he was not a felon, and sat on the political, the 58th article. Is Vadim I. Tumanov, a person’s unique biography, gold mines, one of the first entrepreneurs in our country. It was a war, and in 1948 he was imprisoned for 8 years, as he himself said, “for the love of Yesenin”. Tried to escape 8 times. Was released only after Stalin’s death.

In 1958, he organized the cooperative for the extraction of gold, in fact – the country’s first cooperative. Such cooperatives across Siberia Tumanov was created then many, some are still working to this day. He got acquainted with Vysotsky in 1973, the restaurant of the cinema House, which came at the invitation of the Director Wreckage. Vysotsky with great interest listened to stories about Tumanov gold mines camp about his past, about the war.

the Fog that was older than the poet, was for him a true friend, he treated Vysotsky almost fatherly. Mists were invited Vysotsky to his fields, where the poet talked a lot with the miners, almost all of which were quite bizarre and eventful biography, appeared in front of them. These mines, as well as friendship with Tumanov, his stories about himself, inspired by Vysotsky’s songs “About the river Waco”, “Escape leap”, “In infancy our mother frightened,” “Paradise apples”.

Olga Melnikova

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