Vladimir Vysotsky. Serving the Elements.

Commentary to “Hymn to the Sea and the Mountains”.

This hymn calls to mind Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Sea and the Hills”; and there is a song, which has much in common with it, this is Stanislav Sluts­ker’s “The Russian Co­lum­buses”.

The hymn was performed in the film “The Wind of Hope” (1978).

The hymn was written in 1976.

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