May 01, 1998

In Search of Russia's Strong Sex

In an interview with Novye Izvestiya, Russian actress Alla Demidova recalled visiting the home of Vladimir [“Volodya”] Vysotsky, with whom she had acted in The Cherry Orchard and Hamlet {see RL, February 1998}. Demidova was met at the door by Vysotsky’s wife, Marina Vladi, who was holding a drill. Marina, Demidova asked, slightly confused, what are you doing?

“I’m putting in nails in the bathroom,” Vladi replied.

“But what about Volodya?”

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