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Divnogorsk: Legends
February 27, 2017 16:58


 A white rock stands opposite to Divnogorsk. According to a legend, once there lived a monk in the monastery on the place of modern Divnogorsk and suffered from unrequited love. Being completely exhausted, the poor man climbed the rock and cried out: “If there is love in the world, I will fly to water!” and jumped down.

Alas, the mighty wings of love are not able to replace even an inferior glider, and the gusts of rising air are sometimes more important than the feelings of a noble heart. People here remember Viktor Astafyev who lived nearby in the village of Ovsyanka. They say he wrote with errors, but knew the dirty dialect of Russian language very well and never hesitated to say what he thought, regardless of the person he talked to. He cursed Yeltsin and Gorbachev. Astafyev said to Mikhail Sergeevich that during the war Leningrad should have been abandoned to the enemy rather than defended at the price of so many victims. Gorbachev didn’t argue with him, but the Krasnoyarsk authorities soon deprived Astafyev of his military pension. Most likely, the conversation with Gorbachev is an urban legend. Astafyev himself talked about this: “It’s a Bolshevik, Communist habit - to distort everything, just a little distortion... And the meaning is changed.

There’s an interview containing the exact information. I said (in my interview to “Pravda”) that, like any artist, I was constantly studying the psychology of our modern society and asked different people (both the residents of Leningrad and those not living there) if it would be better to abandon Leningrad  to the enemy to or defend it. As you can see, in the interview I said that I was studying psychology, asked questions. I did not give answers. And I got immediately attributed the answer that I supported abandoning Leningrad to fascists.”


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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