Vladimir Vysotsky: people shone when they stood next to him

Nikita Vysotsky, son of Vladimir Vysotsky

On January 25 Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary since the birth of probably the most popular figure of Russian culture of the second half of the 20th century. Vladimir Vysotsky, who died untimely in 1980, was a poet, actor and interpreter of his own songs. Thousands of Muscovites left the stadiums (as it was the time of the Olympic Games) to attend the funeral. It was later estimated that over one million people attended Vysotsky's funeral, almost as many as that of Pope John Paul II in 2005. Vladimir’s son, Nikita is in our studio to tell us about his father.