Street in Moscow to be named after Vladimir Vysotsky
One of the streets in the Russian capital will be named after Vladimir Vysotsky. The decision as to which street will be named in his honor will be passed by the mayor’s office on 8 June.
“On this day, it is planned to hold a session of the interdepartmental commission on this issue. So far we cannot say whether Marksistskaya Street will be renamed or any other, but we only expect that it will be a street in the Taganka district,” said the deputy mayor on issues of social development, the chairman of the city interdepartmental commission on naming territorial units, streets, metro stations, organizations and other sites of Moscow, Leonid Pechatnikov.
The idea to name a Moscow street in honor of Vysotsky has been discussed for a long time. In April this year, during a live telephone session with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the issue of renaming one of the streets in the capital was asked by the editor-in-chief of the “Ekho Moskvy” radio station Alexei Venediktov. Putin promised to discuss this with Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
However, the chairman of the commission of the Moscow City Duma for culture and mass communications, Yevgeny Gerasimov, believes that Marksistskaya Street should not be named Vysotsky Street. He says that “next to the theater and Vysotsky’s home there are many more suitable streets.”
Vladimir Vysotsky was a Soviet poet, actor, singer-songwriter and author of prose works. He was born in 1938 into a family of a military radio operator from Kiev, Semyon Vysotsky, and an interpreter, Nina Maximovna. The poet’s grandfather on his father’s side, also Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (born Volf Shliomovich) had three degrees of higher education: in the law, economics and chemistry. His grandmother Darya Alexeevna (born Debora Yevseevna Bronshtein) was a nurse and cosmetologist. She loved her first grandson Volodya very much, and in the last years of her life she was a passionate fan of his songs.
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