Well, to make a long story short, Vladimir Vysotsky was not Jewish!
Since Vladimir Vysotsky's mother was not Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes him also not Jewish. Though he was not Jewish, His father was Jewish, which makes him in some views half Jewish...
Vladimir Vysotsky (who's full birth name was Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky) was born on 25 January 1938 in Moscow, Soviet Union.
His career had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon.
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