Mayakovsky: the revolution's voice or victim?

Patricia Thomson, Daughter of the famed Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky

On the November 4, Russia celebrates the Day of National Unity, the day which is supposed to heal the wounds caused by the great split of the country - the split caused by the 1917 Russian Revolution. As a result of this catastrophe many Russians found refuge abroad. Others devoted their talent to a new, Soviet Russia. One of them was the great Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. We’re talking today with his daughter, born in the U.S., Patricia Thompson.