Po dikim stepyam Zabaikalya
Po dikim stepyam Zabaikalya (Russian: По диким степям Забайкалья) translated By the wild steppes of the Transbaikalia is a Russian folk song. The song is also known as Brodyaga (Russian: Бродяга) - The wanderer. It was composed by convicts in Siberia. At the beginning of the 20th century it was published and recorded. It has since become part of the repertoire of various Russian and foreign artists.
The song Po dikim stepyam Zabaikalya was composed by convicts in Siberia towards the end of the 19th century. According to Ivan Petrovich Belokonsky, the song was known in Siberia in the 1880s, with no indication of the author of the lyrics.
Ivan Abramovich Nazarov indicates Ivan Kuzmich Kondratyev as author of the lyrics, although the poem is not included in the latter's last published volume of poems: Under the noise of the Oak Groves. In 1906, Swedish composer Wilhelm Harteveld also collected the song during his trip to Siberia and published it in 1908 
At the beginning of the 20th century, several recordings of the song were made in Russia:
- Brodyaga (From the songs of convicts) performed by Nadezhda Plevitskaya (Russian: Надежда Васильевна Плевицкая and produced by Pathé Records in Moscow, 1908.
- Brodyaga (From the songs of convicts) also performed by Nadezhda Plevitskaya and produced by Beka Records in Moscow, 1909.
- Brodyaga (From the songs of convicts), performed by Nina Dulkevich (Russian: Нина Викторовна Дулькевич), produced by Pathé Records in 1912. 21, исп. Нина Дулькевич.
There are several versions, which differ slightly in words or expressions. Most musicians omit some verses. The following is the most common version. (The verses in italics are those most often omitted):
The song remains in the repertoire of various Russian artists. The best known performances include those by:
- The Siberian Russian Folk Choir (Russian: Сибирский русский народный хор) conducted by V. Molchalov, soloist Yelena Ponomaryova.
- Voronezh Russian Folk Choir
- Aleksandr Yakovlevich Mikhaylov.
- Yuri Valentinovich Sorokin
- Zhanna Bichevskaya
The song has also been performed by foreign artists, including:
- Czesław Niemen (Poland)
- Bernard Ładysz (Poland)
- Jaroslaw Jaromi Drazewski (Poland)
- Artur Gadowski (Poland)
- Piotr Celiński (Poland)
- Baltie Lāči group (Latvia)
- Zivan Saramandic (Serbia)
- Zura Pirveli (Georgia)
A parody of the song called "On the wild steppes of Arizona" (Russian: По диким степям Аризоны), with lyrics by Viktor Baranov performed by Artur Gladyshev. The song was released in 1997 in the album "Red America" (Russian: Квасная Америка) .
-  По Диким Степям Забайкалья
- Иван Абрамович Назаров, Встречи и письма, Vladimir, 1957.
-  Кондратьев Иван Кузьмич Стихотворения
- Очи черные: Старинный русский романс. – Эксмо, Moscow 2004
- The wanderer (in Russian)
-  По Диким Степям Аризоны...
-  Неуловимый Арчи (Артур Гладышев) - Квасная Америка (1997)