An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Bolshoi again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American? Written by
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Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom-and each other.
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[over the P.A
Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? This is the Captain speaking. We have developed electrical problems, and we have to land immediately. There is a Soviet military airfield about 75 miles from here...
Where are we? Are we landing?
[Kolya runs to the lavatory to destroy his identity papers
Where are you going?
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
What do you mean? We're landing in Russia!
References Porgy and Bess
Written and Performed by Vladimir Vysotskiy
(as Vladimir Visotsky) See more