The Story of a miracle: Julia Liskova


Their joy was so open and with the intimacy that I felt like I was spying on them. One young man took the girl into his arms and spun so on Kolyuga a strange music merge … His pieces are merged in this downpour was a moment when time stood still, there is no longer something — maybe a minute passed, and maybe a lifetime.

At least one intimate and dreamy image of dancing in the rain stayed in my memory forever. Nowhere else is nothing like I have not seen, except in the movies. Now here I think that if in Minsk has its own way of happiness, so is he. So it was appropriate and consistent with each other so much — these palaces of Stalin, the heavenly shower, a huge area and barefoot couples are not authorized anyone dancing. Absolute, self-sufficient picture.


Something internally happen again in the same place, but in winter 1980, when the area

In zashugannyh Soviet city Any unauthorized improvisation was seen as a protest and subject to repression.

Christmas procession crossed the Belarusian Artisan. Also, with dancing and singing. How to Date mind then was quite desperate step. After all, the Soviet Minsk zashugannyh any unauthorized improvisation was seen as a protest and subject to repression. But we were just having fun, euphoria, happiness filled our hearts, we came with Christmas carols in the house where he lived Karatkevich! And then came back out with a full bag of treats. And here, on benches, on the site of today's Republican Palace, laid out their purchases. Until the police came. They wanted to detain anyone one, but we were only to be caught together. The police unhook …

Once the euphoria of universal happiness — anxiety, risk-taking and very close — repeated on this area in March 2006. Also, in the winter, and in the darkness in the cold well. In the recent history of this episode came in one word — area.

You say, no wonder that people came to protest it here, because here is the palace of the ruler. But, first, the protest does not produce euphoria, happiness, it creates a sense of unity, a presentiment of change, thirst for a new future. I think that many of the thousands of Belarusians who were standing in the square in March 2006, experienced the strongest shock in life. Second, people do not come to the governor, and the governor has chosen this place. And then, when the palace sat the first person of the Central Committee of the PBC, and when he settled the first president, and even if at this very square appeared in the form of a monument to Stalin.

They say that God and the Devil are usually settled there, and people are doing their best to share their high fence. If you follow this logic, then the devil in Minsk lives downstairs — where the underground station "Nyamiha." There's a whole history of misfortune and tragedy happening. From the very first historical mention of the city to the mass death of young people in the New Year fire in 1946 and up to the massive loss of young people in 1999. From here on the mountain is visible "fence" of the main temples of three faiths — Catholic, Orthodox and Uniate (Svyataduhavay the church today is not, but its going to rebuild on the old foundations). Next Liberty Square, behind which begins the territory of God — Central or October Square, area or Kalinowski, or just size. When the city to present himself as a temple, the altar is his metaphysical. And the altar of the religion to which all are subject, regardless of denomination, and whether they believe or do not believe.

Map of Artisan in the center of Minsk: A — the first Christmas in 1980; B — a meeting place at the philological faculty of BSU prior to 1983; C — a meeting place in the Palace of Trade Unions since 1983; D — a place for mass celebrations in the park Kupala; E — a protest June 13, 1984.

Here in this place in 1980 and had their first informal public youth organization Belarusian Artisan. At first she was going for a block from here, at the philological faculty of Baku State University, which has now become history department of BSU. Then moved to the Palace of Trade Unions. Here she spent her holidays — Christmas in those areas, or exclamations of spring — lower in Yanka Kupala Park. Midsummer 1984 Kupala park to celebrate her banned, but then it was kicked out of the Palace of Trade Unions, but then it split into other communities and has ceased to exist. And the cause of all was the first in the modern history of a protest that before all maystrovtsy arranged around the Conservatory — rally against the demolition of the building of the first Belarusian theater. Again, everything was done on the area or near it.

Magic of the place and the magic of the place seems to have converged on the central square. At least, nowhere else in Minsk happened so many events, so reminiscent of a miracle.

And today maystrovtsy remember each his own, but is associated with this place. Someone above all come to mind Christmas, someone build the Palace of Trade Unions. Julia Liskova mentions the rally, after which the workman, as such, has ceased to exist. But Julia and appeared there at the end.

"Destroyed monument of history"

Julia in a masterful times.

Julia"I was last year. Already came to this farewell chord. When destroyed the theater.

Do not remember when I was there. I remember that I went there, came running and I remember that there was already drawing must Bone poster: "Destroyed monument of history." I still thought that half of Belarusians do not know what is "broken" … And this "woman" was so terrible … If the old building is destroyed, it looks scary. It beats a head on your body. And are there really was not terrible. And we were then taken away. And the police do not even know what to do with us. This has not happened before. They humiliated us, nothing. They even allowed us to call the parents. I called and said that I was at the station, do not worry. "

The former building of the Municipal Theatre. Photos of Zenon Pozniak, 1969.

Dubovets: The police did not know what to do, but without knowing all taken to the police station. Of course, did what was ordered, and not from the police authorities, but from those who knew what to do. Did the Central Committee of the PBC. There, at the time such decisions are taken and given such orders.

Julia"There's funny and there. We were released, maybe in five or more trucks had walked. And the rain came. I think once I get to my Silverfish, and what do you think? Surreal a plot. Went watering machine and watering city. Both the driver drove me to my Silverfish. And I'm from the police in the rain at palivachtsy get home …


Oh, I was then called, made a collection of our group. "What a shame for our school! Indeed, you can, Liskova, and do not know — from nationalism to fascism one step!" And I do not know. "Parytsali", "parytsali" as me, but then lowered it somehow. Maybe, after all, because it was a technical institution, and we have these out there, at the Polytechnic I
nstitute … There I was one such. And they also did not know what to do with it. Condemn me, reprimand given some Komsomol. Then it was very unpleasant. Dragged through this dean's office, could be excluded. As Larissa Simakovich. All could be excluded. They did not know where to turn, I think.

We had a dean, smart and very influential in the tech world. Stepanenko. He knew my father for a long time and knew that if I dropped out, then the father did not shake hands with him. I am sure that my father went to the dean, just tell me about it. And Stepanenko Marazzi just did not want this to everyone. It was the Polytechnic Institute. Metal Forming. "

Dubovets: Picket June 13, 1984, which was the last action Artisan, and really ended "Metal Forming." Artisan then had more than a hundred free and involuntary participants, it was finally formed its ideology, its "metal", and was ready to leave the folklore in the political sphere of activity. authorities' response to the picket was the last test maystrovtsav before they split up into dozens of different communities and initiatives.

Julia on the shout of spring. The second half of the 1980s. Spring has not yet arrived, but it was very close.

Julia"I do not like ordinary words, but maybe it's the only useful thing I've just done for the people. Gave birth to her two daughters — Agatha and Danuta, and for the building came out. According to a high score. Else we all naturally do."

Dubovets: Julia Liskova only appeared in the Craftsman — and faced a choice: to continue doing what to what the new community to join?

Julia"Michael Anempadistov brought me. And at the same time through my mother, who taught in foreign languages and worked with his wife Sadowski. We moved from Komarovka to Silverfish, and they somehow became friends Sadowski came to us almost every week with parents were friends. we still in the family Sadowski quote — "one does not fertilize the whole field" — is, I'm laughing now, translated into Belarusian Russian "and a soldier in the field" … And somehow it all matched, and I went to the mechanic. But Michal took me not Sadowski. Genyk says Sadowski. No.

With Michael we went to the same school. He was in a parallel class. And somehow friends. He was such a creative person, there are a lot of them in the classroom, who went on to creative line. And we lived on Komarovka nearby. Were friends — I would not say friends, but we have some common wheel was familiar. Fedor Koshkurevich, Michael …

Three hundred Spartans

He led me, and I was there once and stayed. But you know, I've got to this point, when the "bison" Vyachorka and others, I think these songs have already been uninteresting. Some have wanted to fight, and others — have yet begun to sing. "

Dubovets: Masterfully split into those who eager to fight, and those who would like to sing in their own way described Genyk Marinkina.

Genyk Marinkina Author: Artem End

Genyk"Not only are we broke up, we were in crisis — what to do next? Or like to sing like girls love all kinds of rehearsals yes ditties? Or — as the guys. Ivashkevich said, let's take a Grand Slam, the Society of Belarusian schools, and there has come only those who speak Belarusian. Well, I was on the girls' side, rehearsals-ditties. Why so hard, so straightforward, then it all … It's very difficult I was still a student. But now, in my old age, I became Maximalists. Teenage Maximalists (laughs). For me now it is important to black and white, like so divide the world — and all. For all that, it is varied and colorful, in my old age I want to see the world in black and white. Now I meet with Ivashkevich and I say, why the front is teeming with Russian language? And he says, well, what do you do? Well — on, do it. Anyway, if then Ivashkevich was such a radical, but now I want to have such radicalism. If you speak Belarusian You Belarusian, do not say — is not called Belarusians. They tell me: who is left? Well, sure. Still. And in Vintsuk Vyachorka in the party had an idea like that. He says we as a hair dryer, spray good. And I say — no, the Party must be at the arrowhead. Three hundred Spartans, and rather be. "


Dubovets: In the early 1980s, when the workman was divided into different areas, Genyk sided with the girls and rhymes. And thus was formed the Singing community, "Lucifer", which lasted more than ten years.

Julia"I still gave the Craftsman" Lucifer. "Because then we have ten years or even longer sang in" Lucifer. "There, thanks to Simakovich Larissa sang all. She got out of all votes. And even if the person did not know how to sing, it was and there is this patience and tact — she still got out of the human voice, which is needed for this song.

"Lucifer" — that's what you go on stage or in rehearsal singing, and you feel a rise of psychological, emotional, you sing a song from his native native people … It turns out that harmony of all. Nothing can compare. The gift of life is simple.

Larisa we initially was ruler. Then Viyaletka was Efymenko.

Of course, I remember how we "Lucifer" went and sang at the first congress of the Belarusian Popular Front … "

"Lucifer" is singing on the Founding Diet Belarusian organizations in Vilnius in 1987. Julia second case.

Belarushchyny ALL ONE OF village

Dubovets: Julia really a city girl, and if zadaessya question where it belarushchyna, think about a family where the mother — a philologist, and where people come to a friendly neighbor Sadowski. In short, this story of the intelligentsia. But it is actually not the case. Belarushchyna by Julia, she has all of the same village. Though our generation is the unusual relationship.

Julia"I have been very progressive mother. Antykamunistka She was in the shower.

My mother was very progressive. She was antykamunistka in the shower.

My father was an ordinary communist, without any strain, the plant Vavilov worked as an engineer. Then all were Communists, almost everything. And it was progressive. I parents never said "do not do that." Even if the time came from the police.

They have some here … For example, I went to school, I had a friend of my classmates. He calls me once at three in the morning, says Julia, I'm drunk three sheets, sitting on the round area on the sidewalk. HELP! Help. And I woke his father, and we sat down and he went … And I hope that I can do and I can.

They are just after the war lived in Minsk. My parents. On the maternal side. And since they are from Mogilev themselves. A father's parents, who in the 19th century were born, among other things. These were old, lived more than ninety years. They were born in a village farmhouse in the Minsk region, and then to live permanently in Minsk. And
before the war. And we've had no relatives in the village.

I worked at the Academy of Sciences, where we brought all the fat, cheese, and eggs. And I was sitting on the store …

And we went small as the village was not, my father was very fond of fishing, nature, my parents were very fond of Belarus. We went every summer, renting a room in any grandmother. Belarus drove all the way, as were small. Machines were not, on trains, buses pulled it all themselves. On the river were driving on the lake. I think — from there.

From the parents, anyway, from his father. From the village. And then from the artisan. After all, when it was sitting, then somehow got it. Maybe it's in every Belarusian sitting? Perhaps it is necessary to issue a presidential decree that in every city did Artisan? Pull out of the Belarusians Belarus. I'm kidding … I know that this can not be forced. There are people obsessed, some enthusiasts, but also there must be some economic reason for that. The country must love his people, loves to Belarusians. And then it will be fine. "

Artisan spending Christmas in Belarusian Minsk school classroom number 108, December 29, 1983. Top row: Gregory Panteleev, Genyk Loikaw, Eugene Volosevych, Ales Kostka. Bottom row: Vintsuk and Arina Sitting, Violetta Efimenko (Kovalev), Lucy the Chapter, Ales Istomin in Father Christmas mask, Elena Klimovitch, Alina Sadovskaya (Borisevich), the girl-secretary BGTHI, Marina Lychkovskaya, Julia Liskova with his younger brother Anton, Yugasya Kasyanyuk (Volkova), Sergey Zaprudskaya.


Dubovets: On economic grounds Julia speaks not just for the head. She worked for many years an adviser to the International Monetary Fund representative in Belarus.

Julia"This is a representation of the IMF, it has since 1992, when we gained independence, and the country entered into many international organizations. Already separately and not as part of the Soviet Union. And now we are one of the first to take the IMF. In July 1992. And since that time, in October, we have a mission. was a contest and I submitted to the contest. She started as a secretary, and now I'm Advisor. We have a representative from Washington, and I am his advisor.

That's one of us was in the early 1990s, the Government House? It's funny, but I love the building itself. It's the end of the 1920s — beginning of the 1930s. If we abstract away and Lenin, it is very beautiful, the building itself. He is such a well-built, high-minded. I've been all ask what it was the color of the original. Maybe someone knows of our architects?

The ordinary man, he lives entirely cut off from the government. From the fact that the government is doing or is there a national bank.

There are people in power with the state mentality. They think strategically. They can respect and be respected.

He sees it all just for results. And there, among others across people with absolutely state mentality. With state mentality. As there are actors, artists, librarians birth, and there are people who have public mind. They think strategically. And they are in power. They can respect and be respected. "

Dubovets: Usually, when the subject comes up about Belarusian state officials do not have to hear an assessment of their qualifications, and reflection, full of pessimism. Where so much pessimism?

Julia"Can we have a lot of it, because we have compared to the other was a lot of hope. Seemed to us that — tomorrow, today. There was no doubt. But nothing comes easy, of course.

I recently read Buraukin seems to be about the bulls, that the Bulls did not believe in the people of Belarus. This even read scary. But I understand what he meant. When we have to the people, it would have been a much better and different.


In the Artisan was fresh air. Larissa Simakovich, Vertsya, Tanya Schastnaya, Genyk, we are not lost, we are all these years together and I had the most fun to read what they said. Irena Papurenka, of course, surprised. See it and hear it was very nice. Viyaletka. All nice. But the most interesting thing to read those I know.

Midsummer. Vyazynka, 1987. Julia first left.

That's when I said that the state should love his, Belarusians … I do not know the country of normal, where Larissa Simakovich would no longer be a national hero, the star, which is proud of. It would be all over the world praised Belarus, as a positive image, which is so necessary now, would be gained as a whole ministry. But you need to love and artists, and businessmen, and the villagers, both teachers and students … Maybe people would be more worthy.

When I worked at the Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory have been Laskavnev. And I came very young. He said Julia, remember for a lifetime, there is such a thing as a memory of love. If you liked or loved someone, that person for life … This is what maystrovtsy say that all their own. We once loved each other, we were good. This is not going away and do not go anywhere. She sits in you all. "

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