Allocated a room, the street spared
Hot July days, it is difficult to endure, and the elderly infirm Nikolai Melnikov again goes to the executive committee that the authorities did not forget that it is necessary to decide the fate muzeychyka Vasil Bykov, no matter how delayed. The result is: unexpected for the museum of the writer, veteran organization that created it, offered another room in the same tower. It is, incidentally, is in a good location — in a historical building on the street. Soviet. Nikolai Melnikov happy, of course, but he says that is not yet known exactly — under what conditions will rent. This is — one more — it disappointing that the officials did not adopt a decision on the streets of Vasil Bykov.
In short — like expanded public museum. But the situation continues to remind weather forecast: Grodno promise from the date of
on the day of rain, but it is not. And with a narrow museum room, where the elderly put together exhibits on the People's writer. Supposedly we do not mind, to find the means, vigorously improve conditions even give official status, but no drastic changes, it's like the sun stood still in the zenitse …
Nikolai Melnikov was a partisan, then at the front, a long time he taught at the University of Grodno Yanka Kupala. He does not understand — the power of one of the first places keeps the last war, but on the writer that he was at war, and later became the most famous Belarusian novelist who wrote mainly about a man in military terms, whose work fits into the world literature, try to pay less attention , silenced him. Nikolai Melnikov wrote a book about how to create a public museum of Vasil Bykov in Grodno. However, while the book itself, there is only text.
He writes: "By creating a museum of Vasil Bykov, we want to say to all the citizens of Belarus that the Grodno — Bykov city, where he lived for nearly a quarter century, and where not only wrote his first short stories, but most of his finest works of world-famous. So our goal and task — not forgetting to give the name of the famous Grodno and famous writer of our time. We we do everything you need to figure it, the life and work of much interest to all, and his example have grown and raised our contemporaries. "
One — the museums and signs, others — no
In fact, the purpose of creating a public museum of Vasil Bykov said — simply, sincerely and convincingly. Incidentally, in Grodno writers lived quite a bit. But there is a museum Ozheshko Eliza, who died one hundred years, the university has a good memorial room of another Polish writer — Sophia Nalkovskoy, at the house where she lived — a commemorative plaque. Although, frankly, a lot of this name is unknown. However, such a good tradition — to honor their writers still limited to only the house-museum of Maxim Bogdanovich, who as a child lived with his parents in Grodno.
You can still call the poet Michael Cornflower. In a short time managed to democratic Chapaev Street name the poet who lived here, and discover a plaque on the building, which stands on the site of the house cornflowers. However, the board thieves soon destroyed, but recently it was rebuilt, it's true — at the new location. By the way, signs on the houses for some reason all abtsyatyya: "st. Cornflower," and in his own name was too!
In fact, in Grodno lived two writers — Vasily Bykov and Alexei Karpyuk, but they regretted even signs
memorial. Nikolai Melnikov with pride, but also with bitterness writes in his book that there is a museum of Vasil Bykov in the Ukrainian village of Bolshaya Severinka where the writer was almost killed during the war, the government helps the museum … And then — how he Melnikov, addressed to the Belarusian authorities at all levels, of course, without significant results. Wrote to the presidential administration, the letter was forwarded "chain of command", even in the KGB, do to give sanction to the museum Bykov?
City officials even called the commission in the museum, it promised to create a separate line item in its program "Heritage" udrukavats. Well, it is a logical step, not pasprachaessya, but in this program have items that do not fulfill a long time, put on the shelf. When you read the notes Nicholas Melnikova, restrained myself thinking: urban authorities — is one thing, but to the Ministry of Culture, too, should go! But then he says that there is about a museum and Bykov also know and also just "yes", but it's not moving.
Nikolai Melnikov studied at the University of philology, pedagogy, but only when it has long been retired, if the work was hard, I decided to write memoirs necessarily before — about how the "dispossessed" and sent to a concentration camp Melnikova entire family with children. He was able to publish their own expense. Bykov's book about the museum — next, to prepare the text helped local historian Ales Gostsev — one of those who care about the museum today Bykov.
Again I stop myself thinking that it is a sign of the time — go into the archives to record their memories of their native village, about his family, about the events witnessed by. This a fortiori difficult if the person is far from the literature or journalism. But such books are written and published his account Talerchik Grodno Alexander and Nicholas Amyalishka, both retired. Now works in the archives of Alexander Mistsyukevich, perhaps he could write a book. Although he led the regional TBM, but also not a humanitarian, he worked in "Grodnoenergo."
People are aware that the Belarusians are very few private memoirs. One friend, the historian told me that she decided to write about the artistic life in Grodno in the postwar period, as the real unknown — as were then living artists who painted than the official orders? Memories were then "out of fashion".
He read one day, someone remembered that in Moscow in the post-war period in the stationery was a lot of beautiful notebooks, they have not been purchased. People subconsciously lived with the idea that their letters necessarily perlyustruyuts, telephone conversations tapped and any personal record during the arrest can be used against them. Lived without recording without having to remember but would not accidentally hurt yourself. If it was in Moscow, in Grodno — even more so.