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Father Mazay Island
10.08.2015 00:26
Father Mazay Island

One of the unnamed islands of Gorkovskoe water reservoir in Kostroma Oblast will be called in honor of the literary character - Father Mazay, according to “Lenta.Ru”. This decision was taken by the participants of the interregional expedition “The Mysteries of the Island of Vezhi”.

      In the near future the members of the Kostroma branch of the Russian Geographical Society will prepare the documents necessary for the assignment of a new name to the island and submit these to the regional Duma. The members of the expedition have installed a special road sign on the island. In addition, the regional authorities decided to use the name of the island to create a new object of domestic tourism. Now the region is already considered the official residence of the Snow Maiden. The researchers believe that the prototype of Nekrasov’s Mazay was Ivan Savvich Mazaykhin who lived in Vezhi in XIX century. In their opinion, the writer became acquainted with the village lifeguard of hares in this very place. The scientists believe that one more evidence of the fact that Mazaykhin was the prototype of Mazay can be considered the use of the expression “fluttering with ears” in the poem, which is characteristic of the dialect of Kostroma Oblast.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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