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Arkady Raikin - Soviet pop star

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30 years ago - 17 December 1987 was departed from life by the famous Soviet theater, stage and film actor, theater director and humorist Arkady Isaakovich Raikin. Arkady Raikin was a respected artist and master of instant reincarnation on stage. A performer of monologues, satires and sktets, an amazing entertainer - he forever entered the history Soviet pop and humor. His miniatures and performances were permeated with satire and differed sharpness in comparison with other artists of the time, while remaining always intelligent and correct.


Arkady Isaakovich Raikin was born on October 24 (November 11 in a new style) 1911 in the city of Riga, Livonia Province (today the capital of Latvia). The father of the future satirist, Isaac Davidovich Raikin, worked at the port of Riga and was the brawler of the construction forest, his wife Leia (Elizaveta Borisovna) was a midwife. Arkady was the eldest child in the family, his parents formalized the marriage a year before his birth. After him, two sisters Bella and Sophia were born, and in 1927, brother Maxim, who later became an actor Maxim Maximov.

At the age of five, parents took Arkady from Riga, as it turned into a front-line city. At the same time, he retained in his memory the atmosphere of the house №16 on Melnichnaya Street (today - Dzirnavu). The Raikin family moved to the city of Rybinsk, where the father’s new place of work was located. It was in Rybinsk that Arkady Raikin's childhood passed; it was here that at the age of nine he first entered the amateur scene. Arkady's hobbies were not supported at home, his father opposed the artist's career. However, having come to terms with what his son was doing, it was decided that for a Jewish boy to play music more nobly, therefore, they bought a violin for the child. At the same time, he never became a violinist and musician.

Arkady Raikin - Soviet pop star

From Rybinsk, the Raikin family moved to Petrograd, this happened in 1922. In the northern capital, Arkady was very fond of visiting the Academic Drama Theater. In order to buy theater tickets, he secretly sold his textbooks and exercise books, for which he often received bashing from his father. Raikin studied in one of the oldest and best schools in the city - today it is school number XXUMX. Already in the school revealed his creative character. In addition to the scene of the boy attracted painting. During the lessons of fine art, he impressed teachers not only with his technique, but also with the depth of thought that was in his works. Therefore, for a long time he could not decide on which profession to choose: an actor or a painter.

It should be noted that in childhood the future satirist became very seriously ill. At 13, he caught a cold on a skating rink so badly that he made a terrible sore throat, which gave heart complications. Doctors believed that the boy would not survive, but he defeated the disease, although rheumatism and rheumatic heart disease had long chained him to bed. The illness left its mark on his entire life. He has changed a lot, read a lot and learned to think with concentration. In the future, he even worked motionless, when only the brain was able to work, who invented whole performances, monologues, dialogues, when thought completely replaced all movements. And then at 13, he had to learn to walk again.

By spring, when the pain in the joints had gone, Raikin got out of bed and found himself a head taller than his mother. With this he could not walk. His father planted him on his shoulders, like a little one, and took him down to the courtyard down from the sixth floor. In the courtyard, children ran to him, looked at him growing up, and he tried to walk on his unusually long, awkward, as if new legs. The disease, which he defeated, then took away from him almost a year of life, leaving behind not only unpleasant memories, but also heart defects.


In 1929, in the 18 age, Arkady got a job as a laboratory assistant at the Okhta Chemical Plant, and the following year he entered the directing and acting faculty at the Leningrad Technical School of Performing Arts, choosing an actor's path for himself. At the same time, he submitted documents to the technical school against the wishes of his parents. Because of this, a real scandal broke out in the family, and Arkady had to break up with his family, he even left home. He combined his studies in the technical school of scenic arts with work, in addition he took private lessons from the artist Mikhail Savoyarov, who highly appreciated Raikin's talent. After graduating from college in 1935, Arkady Raikin was assigned by distribution to the Theater of Working Youth (TRAM), which quickly became the Theater of Leninist Komsomol.

In the same year, 1935, Arkady Raikin married. His chosen one was actress Ruth Markovna Ioffe, whom he affectionately called Roma. Soon, their family will have a daughter, Ekaterina, who in the future will be the wife of three famous actors - Mikhail Derzhavin, Yuri Yakovlev and Vladimir Koval, and the son of this couple Konstantin Raikin will follow in his father's footsteps and become a legendary artist himself. He currently runs the Moscow Satyricon Theater, which was created by his father.

In the summer of 1937, Arkady Raikin again caught up with the disease - the second severe attack of rheumatism with heart complications. In the hospital where he was placed, the doctors again predicted the worst outcome for him, they did not believe that he would survive. However, Raikin defeated the disease and this time, though he was discharged from the hospital as a completely gray-haired person and this is in 26 years. After a while, Arkady met Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov on Nevsky Prospect, who was very surprised to see his completely gray head, and advised Raikin to paint himself so as not to look like an old man in 26 years. The artist listened to his advice and in some ways even ruined his life, becoming the “slave” of hairdressers for many years. With numerous tours, he had to paint his head in various cities of the USSR. Since there were simply no good dyes in the country, in random hands of a hairdresser, Raikin's hair, like a real clown, often acquired a strange tint, turning red, green or even purple. But at the same time, according to eyewitness accounts, the disease and the state of health of Raikin were never an obstacle to his acting.


In 1938, Raikin made his film debut, starring in two films at once: “Fiery Years” and “Dr. Kalyuzhny”, but his roles in these films went almost unnoticed. The beginning of Arkady Raikin’s cinematic career was difficult to call successful, so he returned to work in the theater. Raikin performed on stage as a student, mainly at concerts for children. In November, 1939, a real recognition came to the artist, Arkady Raikin became the winner of the 1-th All-Union Variety Artists Competition, performing with his numbers Chaplin and Mishka. Two of his dance and mimic numbers conquered not only the audience, but also the members of the jury of the competition. After the success of the competition, he is recruited by the troupe of the Leningrad Variety Theater and miniatures, in which Raikin will make a successful career in three years, having gone from a crowd actor to an artistic director Tetra.

The artist met the war in Dnepropetrovsk, where he arrived on tour with the theater several hours before it began. Tours have not begun. Foreseeing the danger for the artists, the First Secretary of the Dnepropetrovsk City Party Committee, Brezhnev personally obtained the selection of a separate railway carriage for the artists; they managed to leave for Leningrad literally an hour before the first bombardment of Dnepropetrovsk. During the air raid, the station building and its surroundings were seriously damaged. During the war years, as part of the front-line teams of artists, Raikin traveled all over the country, speaking both at the front and rear of the wounded. He later recalled that in the 4 of the year he traveled many thousands of kilometers from the Baltic to Kushka, from Novorossiysk to the Pacific Ocean.

During the war years, director Slutsky invited Raikin to play in a concert film titled “Concert to the Front,” filming took place in November 1942 of the year in Moscow. In this work, Arkady played the role of projectionist, who arrived at the front in one of the operating units, where he had to try on the duties of entertainer. This picture was, in fact, the on-screen embodiment of pop numbers, which were performed on the front during the war. In addition to Raikin, Claudia Shulzhenko, Leonid Utesov and Lydia Ruslanova repeated their front-line speeches in it.


After the end of World War II, Arkady Raikin continued his work at the Theater of Miniatures, and also had time to play in several motion pictures. In 1948, the Leningrad Theater of Miniatures, which was directed by Raikin, officially separated from the Leningrad Theater of Variety and Miniatures. His attempts to “make friends” with the cinema were getting better. The pictures “We met somewhere” (1954 year), “When the song does not end” (1964 year) and the television series “People and dummies” (1974 year), created by Raikin in collaboration with director Viktor Khramov, were the pinnacle of his film careers, which nevertheless were not as successful as stage and theater. In addition to Raikin, actors of his theater Victoria Gorshenina, Vladimir Lyakhovitsky, Natalya Solovyova, Olga Malozemova, Lyudmila Gvozdikova and Maxim Maximov (younger brother Arkady Raikin) starred in “People and Mannequins”. In this television series, most of the playful and lyrical images of Raikin, who in different post-war years appeared on the stage of his Theater of miniatures, were screened.

Arkady Raikin’s post-war theatrical activity was very successful. Together with the satirist writer V.S. Polyakov, excellent theatrical programs “For a cup of tea”, “Do not pass by”, “Frankly speaking” were created. Raikin's speeches on radio and television, audio recordings of his miniatures were very popular with the Soviet public. Especially were known for his stage performances, in which the actor quickly changed his appearance. Arkady Raikin created a whole constellation of completely different, but at the same time very vivid images, having been known as an unsurpassed master of stage reincarnation.

Arkady Raikin cooperated a lot with his colleagues in the creative workshop. For example, while on tour in Odessa, he met with young comedians Mikhail Zhvanetsky, Roman Kartsev, Lyudmila Gvozdikova, Viktor Ilychenko. Together they created a number of very memorable variety scenes, of which the most famous was the concert program called “Traffic Light”.


As later contemporaries of Arkady Raikin were repeatedly recalled, the satirist was almost the only one who, at that difficult time, dared to openly demonstrate on the theatrical stage how a person permits permissiveness and power. Relations with the Soviet authorities in Raikin have always been quite peculiar. He was greatly loved by the big bosses, but he was hated by the middle ages with whom he often clashed. Almost all of his miniatures differed sharpness, which was especially noticeable in comparison with other Soviet artists of the same time period. However, as Soviet critics noted, Raikin’s miniatures were always correct and intelligent. Any appearance of Raikin on the stage and the screen during the time of the USSR was a holiday. Probably for this reason, for many citizens of the Soviet Union, Arkady Raikin is a part of their soul, a part of an era, which, unfortunately, has left forever.

Arkady Raikin never specifically sought awards or titles that came to him mostly at the end of his life. So the title of People's Artist of the USSR Raikin received in 58 years, when, in fact, has long been a real people's artist. At the Lenin Prize artist nominated twice. For the first time in the middle of the 1960-ies for his play "Wizards live nearby." However, the nomination of Raikin, despite the letters of numerous viewers of his performances, was not supported by the relevant "instances". Only in the last years of his life, he received the Lenin Prize (1980 year), and in 1981 year and the title of Hero of Socialist Labor.

Throughout his life, Arkady Raikin shook around the country and the world; in 1965, he even performed in London. For many years he lived between the two main cities of the country - Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, when the artist’s relationship with the party leadership of the city on the Neva was finally upset, he asked Leonid Brezhnev for permission to move with the theater to the capital. After receiving permission, Arkady Raikin moved to Moscow with the theater in 1981 year. Less than a year after that, a new performance appears, now in Moscow by Arkady Raikin’s The Faces (1982 year), in 1984, the performance “Peace to Your House” was released. In April 1987, the State Theater of Miniatures, headed by Raikin, received a new name "Satyricon", by which it is known today.


Going to the scene in the last years of his life, Raikin literally committed the feat. It was difficult for him to start talking - all his muscles were constrained, so he came to the theater in advance and began to knead them. The face is always lively and distinguished by bright mimicry turned into a mask, the eyes stopped, it was noticed even by viewers who wrote letters that they loved him and believed that they shouldn’t go on stage anymore, paying attention to their health concerns. But relatives hid these letters from him. As his daughter recalled, if the letters showed her father, he probably would have died tomorrow, and he always revived on the stage.

Arkady Raikin died late in the evening 17 in December 1987, at the age of 76, he died from the effects of rheumatic heart disease. He was buried on December 20 in Moscow at the Novodevichy Cemetery. After his death, his son Konstantin Arkadyevich Raikin took over the management of the Satirikon Theater. Soon after the death of Arkady Raikin, the theater was named after its brilliant, long-term leader.

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  1. apro
    apro 17 December 2017 08: 14
    +9
    My ambiguous attitude towards all satirists and parodists, under the laughter and antics, I lost something more.
    A clown should not be an example.
    1. Chichikov
      Chichikov 17 December 2017 08: 28
      +4
      You are right in part! You know, in the 70s or 80s he had one miniature, where such words sounded (approximately). I come to Odessa, go down to the sea and read the following words in huge, two-meter letters on a kilometer-long fence running along the sea: - "Every penny saves a ruble!". It is necessary to manage so well - to use up a paint tank in order to warn people about frugality! In those years, simpler and unrecognizable, could lead by article and for less irony, in the direction of power.
      1. verner1967
        verner1967 17 December 2017 21: 52
        0
        Quote: Chichikov
        In those years, simpler and unrecognizable, could lead by article and for less irony, in the direction of power.

        you do not confuse years? 70th this is not the 37th
    2. Cat
      Cat 17 December 2017 08: 32
      19
      During the triumph, the slave whispered to the master in his ear that the love of the crowd was fleeting!
      Life has pushed me several times with people satirists, clowns, or as you called them "bites." Each time I was surprised at the depth of their perception of the surrounding world, both external and internal - the souls of people in their circle! The ability to manage, direct and lead a word, a smile, a gesture above all possible frames. The ability to lend a hand, say a good word without words ...... You can go on for a long time, but you can’t consider them as clowns “for life”, or rather, “clown” is their rock and high rank that must be respected and proud of.
      1. Smog
        Smog 17 December 2017 08: 43
        +9
        IMHO. Satire should always be ..., the main thing is that she does not go into stupid antics ...
        1. Basil50
          Basil50 17 December 2017 09: 19
          +9
          What the author described was the ceremonial part of a talented artist, but his attitude towards the authors of the text that he voiced more closely resembled the attitude of the master to the slaves. I heard about it from the authors themselves. Therefore, it is not surprising that his son also barbarously demands from all of us not only respect but also uncontrolled cash injections.
    3. Boris55
      Boris55 17 December 2017 09: 45
      +2
      Quote: apro
      ... under laughter and antics lost something more.

      Laughter and antics do not solve the problem - there are no such examples, otherwise, judging by the number of debilizers on TV, we would have lived in paradise for a long time. They remove from the threat the image of danger to society, postpone its decision for later. Unsolvable problems by the 90s, gaining a critical mass, turned the whole way of our lives.
      1. Boris55
        Boris55 17 December 2017 11: 53
        0
        Thanks to another jester, Charles Chaplin, European society "overslept" Hitler's rise to power, considering him a funny clown, such as Zhirinovsky ...



        The laughter they cause in us is an attempt to lead us from reality into the illusory world and continue to create atrocities in the real world.
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  2. Cat
    Cat 17 December 2017 08: 20
    +7
    Thank you Sergey for the article! Not even an article, but an essay about this wonderful person.
    Its value is not connected with loneliness in the rubric of history in VO, but loneliness itself is annoying.
  3. AKC
    AKC 17 December 2017 10: 52
    +6
    I have a dual attitude to all representatives of this genre of all time !!! However, I want to note that I am positive about satirists of the Soviet period, To make people laugh - you need talent! and the jokes of the club level and the modern so-called comedians cause me not laughter but rage! how can you joke so stupidly? did not go, namely stupid! pulls! I absolutely do not understand what people are laughing at in the audience? although it may be a matter of taste and sense of humor which I do not have!
    I thought about this: we had a lot of comedians from the Jews, now there are fewer of them, someone has died. someone left, maybe the reason is that humor has become so flat and dumb?
    Well, I allow myself a few quotes Raikin:

    You respect me, I respect you - we are respected people!
    The taste is special!
    Football - twenty-two bulls rolling one ball! And you give each well, this ... rink! So they, 22 bulls, 22 bulls, and an hour and a half .... yes, and an hour and a half and 22 bulls ... we write two, seven came to mind. They will pave the entire field!
    Jokes are jokes, but there may be children!
    Everyone inhales oxygen, and exhale strives for all nasty things.
    The era was creepy, just creepy. The mood was disgusting and the atmosphere was disgusting. But, nevertheless, there was a fish in Kama!
    Fool our brother, oh fool. Inside the medieval knight are our sawdust.
    Whoever knocks, who whistles, who sniffs, who tinkles - education is obtained together.
    Difisit is the engine of spitsfitsky relationship.
    If a person is in trouble, a kind word will not be superfluous.
    I respect you, and you respect me, you and I are respected people.
    Conflict-free literature is the invention of idiots and villains.
    Flying over Karaganda, I send everyone to such and such matter.
    I am a lecturer. I lecture on the boat. There - about love, back - about friendship. Woman, I am not afraid of this word, is a friend of man.
    If I lean against a warm wall in a quiet place, then I still have nothing! (Arkady
    Fine, Gregory. Great, Konstantin.
    There is nothing worse than knowing that nobody needs you, but you still are.
    Luck, as a rich inheritance, always happens to someone else.
    - This is a man out of place.
    - Agrafena Mikhailovna, will we slap a glass? And she told me: - What’s for a glass, let's have a glass right away. Good woman!
    1. andrewkor
      andrewkor 17 December 2017 19: 10
      +2
      One hundred thousand one ruble .... it will be .... it will be .... a huge figure!
  4. Eurodav
    Eurodav 17 December 2017 11: 16
    +2
    Quote: Smog
    IMHO. Satire should always be ..., the main thing is that she does not go into stupid antics ...

    Satire, yes! But there is an opinion that according to the satire of Raikin (Shtipelman), about this (Jewish question), the Russian man is depicted as always drinking and scandalous! It is not clear then who made all our breakthroughs in science, art, defense, space, if we only drank and scandalized? Maybe the Jews themselves ...
    1. Smog
      Smog 17 December 2017 12: 41
      +2
      Quote: Evrodav
      Russian man depicted forever drinking and scandalous!

      And you would like that in satirical humors, the negative character was hardworking and positive in all matters. But, excuse me, then this is not satire, but the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Is Russian rather Soviet? Well, he didn’t live in the states and England.,
    2. verner1967
      verner1967 17 December 2017 21: 59
      +2
      Quote: Evrodav
      It is not clear then who made all our breakthroughs in science, art, defense, space, if we only drank and scandalized? Maybe the Jews themselves ...

      and you look at the names of designers and inventors lol
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 17 December 2017 11: 40
    +8
    Unfortunately, now there are no such artists, and satire too ... And on the son of K. Raikin, nature is resting ...
    1. Smog
      Smog 17 December 2017 12: 37
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      And on the son of K. Raikin, nature is resting ...

      She is on a long, long vacation with the subsequent dismissal. artist and Artist, these are two big differences.
    2. verner1967
      verner1967 17 December 2017 22: 00
      +1
      Quote: parusnik
      And on the son of K. Raikin, nature is resting ...

      still like, you're right! good
  6. mr.ZinGer
    mr.ZinGer 17 December 2017 11: 47
    +4
    We got similar materials on the Topwar website, for this there are other sites. Editorial, follow the topics, the site loses its target orientation, weapons and military history. Let's raise questions of culture and mysterious events on other sites.
  7. midshipman
    midshipman 17 December 2017 13: 13
    +8
    My mother and I returned to Leningrad in 1944. While they were releasing our occupied apartment on Nevsky Prospect, they lived in the hostel of the Nevsky Plant named after Lenin on the street Zhelyabova. There was a theater near the DLT, where Raikin performed every evening. A lot of people went to his concerts, the city was reborn. But my aunt Shura, the protector of Leningrad, did not like this art form. All the negative persons that this artist ridiculed did not decrease in society, but on the contrary grew. As if Raikin was sowing the seeds of growth of negative people. I have the honor.
  8. Conductor
    Conductor 17 December 2017 14: 52
    +3
    No need to put on an artist like the conscience of a nation chtoli.
  9. bandabas
    bandabas 17 December 2017 15: 38
    +1
    "In the Greek hall, in the Greek hall - the mouse is white ..." The most interesting thing is that the association is with Raikin, and not Zhvanetsky.
    1. verner1967
      verner1967 17 December 2017 22: 01
      +1
      Quote: bandabas
      The most interesting thing is that the association is with Raikin, and not Zhvanetsky.

      well voiced and shown Raikin, I myself was surprised when I found out who the author
  10. captain
    captain 17 December 2017 15: 59
    +3
    I respect Raikin’s talent very respectfully, but I can’t understand; What does he have to do with military review?
    1. M. Michelson
      M. Michelson 18 December 2017 07: 44
      0
      In military uniform, starred in "Front Review"?
  11. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 17 December 2017 17: 45
    +1
    One of the first movie roles was the American correspondent in the film "Chkalov" 1941 of the year.
  12. Tarasios
    Tarasios 17 December 2017 19: 02
    0
    It was always curious: why Konstantin Ra
  13. Tarasios
    Tarasios 17 December 2017 19: 33
    0
    It was always curious: why did Konstantin Raikin turn out to be a kind of evil pug on the face. And this despite the fact that Arkady Raikin was a very interesting man, especially in his youth. And now I read the article, did a search on the wife of Arkady Raikin - and a shit, it immediately became clear whose genes won)))
    By the way, the daughter of Arkdadiy Raikin clearly went to him, just a beauty) Unfortunately, the author of this article very “sketched info”, and even more so did not bother to attach the appropriate photos. Now I’ll try to fix this defect, it may work. I think it will be clear where whose photo;)
    The nuance is that I just tried to do this - so the site began to curse about the “hacker attack”, and a certain Voldemar2035 “settled” in my profile, I had to reset the password.


  14. Doliva63
    Doliva63 17 December 2017 19: 59
    +8
    As they say, nature rests on children. Arkady Raikin was a good man and a wonderful actor.
  15. Edvid
    Edvid 18 December 2017 00: 04
    +3
    Quote: AKC
    I have a dual attitude to all representatives of this genre of all time !!! However, I want to note that I am positive about satirists of the Soviet period, To make people laugh - you need talent! and the jokes of the club level and the modern so-called comedians cause me not laughter but rage! how can you joke so stupidly? did not go, namely stupid! pulls! I absolutely do not understand what people are laughing at in the audience? although it may be a matter of taste and sense of humor which I do not have!
    I thought about this: we had a lot of comedians from the Jews, now there are fewer of them, someone has died. someone left, maybe the reason is that humor has become so flat and dumb?
    Well, I allow myself a few quotes Raikin:

    You respect me, I respect you - we are respected people!
    The taste is special!
    Football - twenty-two bulls rolling one ball! And you give each well, this ... rink! So they, 22 bulls, 22 bulls, and an hour and a half .... yes, and an hour and a half and 22 bulls ... we write two, seven came to mind. They will pave the entire field!
    Jokes are jokes, but there may be children!
    Everyone inhales oxygen, and exhale strives for all nasty things.
    The era was creepy, just creepy. The mood was disgusting and the atmosphere was disgusting. But, nevertheless, there was a fish in Kama!
    Fool our brother, oh fool. Inside the medieval knight are our sawdust.
    Whoever knocks, who whistles, who sniffs, who tinkles - education is obtained together.
    Difisit is the engine of spitsfitsky relationship.
    If a person is in trouble, a kind word will not be superfluous.
    I respect you, and you respect me, you and I are respected people.
    Conflict-free literature is the invention of idiots and villains.
    Flying over Karaganda, I send everyone to such and such matter.
    I am a lecturer. I lecture on the boat. There - about love, back - about friendship. Woman, I am not afraid of this word, is a friend of man.
    If I lean against a warm wall in a quiet place, then I still have nothing! (Arkady
    Fine, Gregory. Great, Konstantin.
    There is nothing worse than knowing that nobody needs you, but you still are.
    Luck, as a rich inheritance, always happens to someone else.
    - This is a man out of place.
    - Agrafena Mikhailovna, will we slap a glass? And she told me: - What’s for a glass, let's have a glass right away. Good woman!

    In the seventies
    Quote: andrewkor
    One hundred thousand one ruble .... it will be .... it will be .... a huge figure!

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////
    At least half of Raikin’s quotes were written by Zhvanetsky.
  16. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 18 December 2017 07: 41
    0
    Raikin's strength was primarily in the ingenious ability to portray the nuances of the shallow human soul. That is what made him a great artist.
    And what exactly cannot be said about him - that he was a primitive laughter man who made the audience laugh with his finger. Even now, one can appreciate how diligently he worked on his numbers, especially when new comedians began to step on his heels.
  17. Fisherman
    Fisherman 19 December 2017 11: 23
    +1
    Since childhood, he loved Raikin very much. My grandparents often visited with their grandfather, and my grandfather respected Arkady Raikin very much. Always records played with his performances. “Avas” I still remember, I can tell in roles. In recent years, he has collected the best, in my opinion, performances of the legendary artist. And in the car I store and periodically listen and watch videos at home. "People and mannequins", "We met somewhere," and "Magic power" ... Yes, it's just a classic !!!
  18. groks
    groks 19 December 2017 16: 58
    +1
    He was a satirist. And brought great benefits to society. He made fun of it not very viciously, but how recognizably.
    There was another Leningrad satirist. Also a Jew. Much more subtle. When we heard these couplets in the 80s, we thought that there was some kind of underground. But it turned out - people's artist ...., No - then still deserved. B.N. Benzianov. A lot is relevant now, a lot is generally foreseen.
    "A lot of two-episode films have started to be released now. And others are being prepared - four and five each. But this is also an intermediate stage - there will be a film, they say, around the clock! Terrible, already ..."
    For the detractors of the USSR: "... there’s nowhere to go with his mistress, there’s nothing to wear from imports. He had only dreamed of getting better, but now he wants to lose weight."
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 24 December 2017 14: 35
      +1
      I saw Raikin live. At his dacha in a holiday village in Karelia (beyond Zelenogorsk).
      Mom and I often rode bicycles there. "Waving his pen."
      He rarely smiled at concerts (like many satirists) ... And at concerts I was ...
  19. Barcid
    Barcid 20 December 2017 18: 49
    17
    Raikin is always a plus. Thanks to the author