Vladimir Vysotsky. The Hill.

Commentary to the song “The Hill”.

There are the six main messengers to mankind highlighted in the Holy Qur’an the prophets Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them all. The seventh main messenger is the God of the Earth, and the eighth is the Mahdi, who will fill the earth with fairness and justice for the eighth time, we shall conquer the hill for ever.

These messengers are also symbolized by the colonists of Lincoln Island, whose adventures were narrated by Jules Verne at first there were also six of them. The repentant former robber from the neighboring island, who joined them later, symbolizes the God of the Earth, and the captain of the ship “Duncan”, who rescued the colonists, symbolizes the Mahdi.

A part of this song was used in the film “I Came from Childhood” (1966).

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