Category Archives: Russian to English Translations by Julie Deshtor

Mountain Echo

“The Execution of the Mountain Echo,” Vladimir Vysotsky: translation by Julie Deshtor: Upon mountain slopes, which the daredevils consider their Mecca, their Mecca, Where winds blow wild and jagged peaks puncture the sky, puncture the sky, There once had resided … Continue reading

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A WWII poem by a Soviet Soldier

This is a poem written by a Russian (Soviet) soldier during World War II, right before Soviet Union launched a defensive counter attack against Hitler’s army. It had such an impact on me that I had to translate it. *** … Continue reading

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The album Two Fates by Astrakhan and Naumov – Vysotsky in English

Vadim Astrakhan, in collaboration with Yuri Naumov, has just released his new CD of Vladimir Vysotsky’s songs translated into English – “Two Fates“. As a little girl living in Moscow, I was immersed in the world of Vladimir Vysotsky’s songs. … Continue reading

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Private Borisov by Vladimir Vysotsky, English translation

Private Borisov by Vladimir Vysotsky, English translation (Рядовой Борисов, Владимир Высоцкий, английский перевод)  “Private Borisov!”- “Here!”- “Tell me how this went down!”  “It was cold. I barely hung on.  Then it rained, then it got dark, and I was getting … Continue reading

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The Price of Greateness

When the Unknown appears before you in the form of an unexplained phenomenon – that is more or less normal.  However, when it manifests as a living person, do not be ashamed to express your awe.  And do something nice … Continue reading

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The White Guard (Russian Civil War) Series: The sunrise disappeared…

The White Guard (Russian Civil War) Series: The sunrise disappeared… The sunrise disappeared behind the tall trees, as if perished there, And a frozen sapphire rolled into the sky overhead. Perhaps Abel did beg Cain for mercy once, But we … Continue reading

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The White Guard (Russian Civil War) Series: The tale of the fallen (The last attack)

The tale of the fallen (The last attack) I rushed into the final attack, But this time fate turned against the veteran, And besides that, the missile that fell By hillside was too much to withstand.            And besides that, … Continue reading

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