In the 1930s of the last century Vilnius represents a literary Babil — in the town immediately went Belarusian, Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, Jewish periodicals. Participants Vilnius literary process as the builders of the Tower of Babel could not always agree among themselves, but passing each other, staged joint poetry readings. Maxim Tank while many translations of Polish poets, many of them made friends (with Vladislav Bronevski, Jerzy Putramantam).
Through the Polish poetry was an opportunity retranslyavats Merit Western European poetry in Belarus, and Tank successfully coped with this difficult task. Many of his poems have appeared in listening to the West, although the poet was often obliged to look to the East.
Tankavskih read in his diary: "The Polish journal" define "read a review of the work of the Italian Gabriele dAnuntsyya th beautiful Spanish lyrics Ruben Dario. And I, Barbara, none of them have not read!" It’s safe to say that in the then Minsk these poets not just do not read, nor heard of them. (How could hear, when, for example, the number of official Gabriele dAnuntsyya singer Mussolini?)
"So do not get, so you get"
Through fate Maxim Tank passed and another capital. In 1914, the family of the future poet was obliged to leave the evacuation and some time living in Moscow. There Skurko Eugene went to school there read his first book. A native Pilkavshchyna in 1921 was abroad — under the terms of the Riga reconciliation ceded to Poland. Either zdeysnivsya the poet Maxim Tank, if he stayed to live in Russia? Says critic Anatoly Sidorevich:
"Imagine for yourself that living in Moscow, it converges with the circle of Belarusian students, led by future academician Gavrila Gorki, met with an employee of the Belarusian consulate in Moscow Vladimir Dubovka. Then worked there and eminent Bolshevik Ales Adamovich, Ales Burbis lived … Imagine for yourself that it converges with these people. Well, maybe the voice of the blood responded to it. So do not get, poets appear. Talent given by God, the nature and under certain socio-political circumstances wakes up. "
"In Minsk Maxim Tank lived longer all — more than half a century"
In Minsk Maxim Tank lived longer all — more than half a century. In this hard-working and always inspirational remained until the end of their own days. Even in the age of the octogenarian wrote three poems a day. And so for years, while in all the criteria — whether it’s floating on the same ship with Khrushchev in the United States, sitting in a crowded presidium, or caring for an unhealthy wife, who spent the last years in a wheelchair.
Working immediately after the war, the main editor of the magazine "Flame", then occupying the highest post of the chairman of the Union of Writers and Chairman of the Supreme Council, Maxim Tank yet, nezychlivtsav had influential in government. Anatoly Sidorevich continues:
"Here we must mention first Ivan Klimov — former Commissioner of the Vilnius Region, which commissariat there from September 17, 1939 to addition time, until Vilnius and Vilnius region were not given Lithuania. Remember, Molotov said: "We know that the Vilna — not Lithuanian city" … Klimov in Vilnius "worked" with all my heart, arresting intellectuals plyayadu Vilna — Anton Lutskevich, Frantisek Grishkevich … From his blessing was sent to Kazakhstan Natalya Arsenyev, who worked in the "Vileika truth" together with tanks. But then deal with Tank Klimov failed.
And then came the war. After the war, relatives Tank is not very eager to go to the farm, and even resisted collectivization. We should not forget that Maxim Tank was rich enough of a farm family» and, in some places there were 60 hectares. And Bolshevik sociology, it is "kulaks". And then Ivan Klimov, although it was on the highest positions, could not get to the Tank. After Tank in-1’s, was a war, and in-2, was already the winner of the Stalin Prize. And the arrest of "his" winner owed allow Stalin himself. It was then read Klimov, shaking his finger at the Tank: "Oh, I did not get previously lanky"
Maxim Tank died August 7, 1995. Bequest buried at home, in the cemetery in the village of Novik in Mjadelsky area. In Minsk, the poet named street naming and the Pedagogical Institute. The publisher of "The Belarusian science," since 2006, Collected works of the poet published in 13 volumes, have already come to the reader the first four volumes.