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St. Petersburg Remembers Vladimir Vysotsky
The memorial days “30 Years without Vysotsky” began in St. Petersburg on July 21, ITAR-TASS reports. The first event is a special evening program at the Lensovet Palace of Culture, dedicated to the life and works of the songwriter and poet. Participants include Yuri Shevchuk and DDT, Ilya Chert and Pilot, Mikhail Novitsky and SP Babay, among others.
On the eve of the opening of the event, the poet’s son Nikita Vysotsky visited St. Petersburg. He said that Leningrad was always a special city for his father. This is where he penned his first song Tatoo, here he performed his songs in the Vostok club, here he played for Lenfilm and met Nikita’s mother. “Thank you for preserving the memory of my father, a memory that comes from the heart and out of thankfulness for what he did,” Nikita Vysotsky said.
The Vysotsky days have already become a traditional summertime event for St. Petersburg. This year the program includes the Lampushka singer-songwriter festival and a drama performance at the Gorky Palace of Culture organized by Andrei Urgant. The program comes to a conclusion on July 25.