«My secret speech» — ironically said Joseph Brodsky about his speech that he delivered to the graduates of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, December 18, 1988). Next seven years «Speech at the stadium» did not published in English — it deemed «inappropriate» and «politically incorrect», seeing it as a «reactionary» and even «racist».
In translating speech was often published, but the majority of publications had pale appearance, like «magazine version», edited and shortened.
Joseph Brodsky — beyond time and space, his parting words did not lost its significance even now, and for graduates of any university. Today, on 24th of May, MediaPort publishes «Speech at the Stadium», addressing it to those who will get their diplomas in the days — reminding about other covenants.
NB It is not necessary to say that the reduction of the poet's texts MediaPort considers to be the eighth deadly sin.