Bulat Okudzhava

Part of the Russian Writers at Berkeley project, this page is dedicated to the bard and poet Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (1924-1997). The focal point of the page is a recording of Okudzhava’s 1979 performance at UC Berkeley. By selecting one of the options below, visitors may view the concert in full, listen to individual songs and poems, learn more about Okudzhava’s life and work, or watch interviews with scholars who were personally and professionally acquainted with the poet. It is the hope of the creators of this page that instructors will find the links below helpful in their teaching of the Russian language, history, and culture.