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Return of the obelisk. We are alive as long as we remember

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The best days of a tough year



In these last moments of the outgoing 2020, I really want to find among the days filled with the fight against the boring coronavirus, the only ones that will remain in my memory. Each of us does not have so many of them.

But one has only to think about it and immediately with their personal dates involuntarily pop up: the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Chesme and, of course, the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory. A little less than a month was left before the anniversary celebration, when the head of the Yaroslavl regional branch of the All-Russian public organization of veterans "Combat Brotherhood" Oleg Koshelev came to see me.

Return of the obelisk. We are alive as long as we remember
Oleg Koshelev, "Combat Brotherhood", Yaroslavl branch

He offered to take a ride through the village of Svyatovo in order to find the obelisk to fellow countrymen who had gone to the fronts of the Great Patriotic War and did not return from the war. Our village is small and it seemed that I knew everything and everyone in it, but in this, as it turned out soon, I was mistaken.

We traveled with him to different places for a long time, asking the local residents about the obelisk, but everyone pointed to the chapel. Yes, there is one in Svyatovo, arranged by Pavel Anatolyevich Morozov, with an indication on a separate memorial plaque of all the soldiers from the surrounding villages who died in that war. But no one knew about the obelisk.

Even in Svyatovo it is not so, everything is not as it should be


So Oleg Mikhailovich left with nothing. We did not find that monument with him. Therefore, I remembered the very famous lines of Vysotsky about the fact that everything was wrong everywhere.

Towards evening I met a local resident Alexander Ivanovich Fykalov on the road, we got into a conversation, I asked him a question about the obelisk. He looked me in the eyes for a long time, and then said:

"Let's go to. I will show you this monument. "

We went with him for a short time. And on Zavodskaya Street we saw an obelisk. It was installed in the 70s of the last century near the building where the first-aid post worked and the post office was located. Not far away could be seen the already dilapidated office building of the Nagoryevsky flax mill.


Then life was in full swing here and (the old-timers say) trucks for valuable raw materials came to Svyatovo even from European countries. In those years, the management of the plant decided to install a modest obelisk here on the life artery of the village in memory of the workers who did not return from the battlefields.

For many years, they looked after him, planted flowers and always on Victory Day, and not only, brought to him bouquets of live carnations and field inflorescences, with which the Pereslavl lands are full. The obelisk has become a true symbol of memory, embodied in granite.

But over time, everything changed both in Russia and in Svyatovo. The first-aid post was closed, the post office moved out of the village, the flax factory itself fell into decay, and after that the store was closed, they stopped repairing the road passing through Svyatovo properly.


Zosimo-Savvateevskaya hermitage is also in Svyatovo.

Trunk gas comes to local residents only in dreams, and all news they discuss, meeting three times a week at the bus stop. There, in the heat and cold, in the rain and frost, they, looking sadly for hours into the distance, are waiting for the coveted van of the shop.

Joy stingy telegrams


But back to our obelisk. On the same day, I notified Oleg Mikhailovich that the monument really exists, but in some desolation. A day or two later, he made a number of appropriate calls and with the help of the same kind patron Pavel Anatolyevich Morozov, clear changes began to occur.

A few days before Victory Day, the protective covers were finally removed from the obelisk, and it again appeared to all the villagers. Opened in a new form. And, undoubtedly, everyone was happy about it.

Still, at least some little bit is being reborn. And they also remembered everyone (whom they knew and still remember) who left the factory in the war years and did not return. Eternal memory to them!

So I want to cite the poems of the famous Russian poet Dmitry Kukanov, dedicated to those who did not return from those bloody fields during the war years. In a series of publications "Military Review" for the 75th anniversary of the Victory, the essay on the glorious ancestors of the poet became one of the most visited (The poet had two grandfathers).

Dmitry lived a small life according to human concepts - only 55 years, and left us with an inflorescence of piercing verses. Eugene Rein, a close friend of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, spoke about them briefly and simply:

"This is poetry."

They didn't finish, they didn't finish
They did not walk, many did not sit down.
And some didn't even know women
And, however, only sorrow from love ...

But they served the Fatherland,
So that the front-line hundred grams are poured for them,
So that we finish drinking for them, finish smoking,
To live for these guys.
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  1. antivirus
    antivirus 20 December 2020 15: 07
    +2
    it all starts with optimism, faith in the future. so the birth rate is growing, and the GDP.
    1. figwam
      figwam 20 December 2020 15: 37
      +1
      Quote: antivirus
      it all starts with optimism, faith in the future.

  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 20 December 2020 15: 18
    +4
    They didn't finish, they didn't finish
    They did not walk, many did not sit down.
    And some didn't even know women
    And, however, only sorrow from love ...

    But they served the Fatherland,
    So that the front-line hundred grams are poured for them,
    So that we finish drinking for them, finish smoking,
    To live for these guys.

    Shook to the core
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 December 2020 15: 31
      +5
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Shook to the core

      Shocked as well as you. If only it shocked all of us, all living inhabitants of the former USSR.
    2. podymych
      21 December 2020 12: 23
      +1
      I can somehow send you a book of Dimka's poems. Free, of course!
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 21 December 2020 12: 28
        -1
        Quote: podymych
        I can somehow send you a book of Dimka's poems. Free, of course!

        And in electronic form in any way?
        1. podymych
          21 December 2020 12: 48
          +1
          Yes, but only pdf of poor quality. Do not disdain the paper version ... It's not that hard to pull off. I'm in Moscow, you can always find an opportunity from someone where you need to
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 21 December 2020 12: 54
            -1
            Quote: podymych
            Do not disdain the paper version ..

            I will not disdain. I just thought it would be more convenient in electronic form.
            I will drop the address and phone number in a personal
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 20 December 2020 15: 18
    +7
    It's good to remember. What is looked after, tinted ...
    Have you noticed the state of the building of the first-aid post in the background?
    Real proof of a recent article that we have "killed" medicine.
    1. Taga
      Taga 20 December 2020 20: 30
      +4
      But the chapel, as in the picture!
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 December 2020 15: 57
    -1
    That is, as long as descendants remember and observe the traditions of their ancestors, the people and the state are alive.
    And we see the opposite in Banderlog.
  5. frog
    frog 20 December 2020 20: 01
    0
    But in Dzerzhinsk, the local administration held a tender for 3,7 million rubles to demolish a monument dedicated to just the same participants in the Great War ...
    1. aybolyt678
      aybolyt678 20 December 2020 22: 36
      +1
      Quote: frog
      But in Dzerzhinsk, the local administration held a tender for 3,7 million rubles to demolish a monument dedicated to just the same participants in the Great War ...

      is there a resonance ??
      1. frog
        frog 21 December 2020 09: 30
        0
        None, from the word "absolutely" ....
    2. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 21 December 2020 14: 58
      0
      Quote: frog
      But in Dzerzhinsk, the local administration held a tender for 3,7 million rubles to demolish a monument dedicated to just the same participants in the Great War ...

      As far as I remember, not for 3,7 million, but for 1,7. In addition, they wanted to demolish the remains of the old crumbling monument. A new monument was opened five years ago. So, Toad (frog), - either you do not know the question, or you specially tidy it up! hi
      1. Lionnvrsk
        Lionnvrsk 21 December 2020 15: 06
        0
        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        As long as I remember,

        It didn't take long to search: https://www.vgoroden.ru/novosti/ostatki-monumenta-uchastnikam-voyny-snesut-v-dzerzhinske-iz-za-vethosti-id328506
      2. frog
        frog 21 December 2020 17: 10
        0
        As for the money - call me, I could be mistaken ..... As for the new and old monument .... Yes, first they destroyed the old one (and, apparently, not in one year) and still had to build a new one. Now don't you want a couple of analogies?) Seems to me, not very ... Although, the stump is bright, I could be wrong ...
  6. Maks1995
    Maks1995 21 December 2020 10: 34
    0
    That is, the village is dying, the obelisk was found and rescued (so far) purely by accident, but the chapel is still fresh.

    Pity
  7. t-12
    t-12 22 December 2020 05: 43
    0
    Opened in a new form. And, undoubtedly, everyone was happy about it.

    Rejoiced at what? A fence made of iron chains, it is not clear why it is needed? A base painted black? Flowers in a plastic jar from the grocery store?

    No, I understand that "they wanted the best." But it would be better if the inscription was made more contrasting, otherwise even the names of the heroes are not visible.
  8. Vasiliev S.
    Vasiliev S. 23 December 2020 21: 05
    -2
    Quote: Taga
    But the chapel, as in the picture!

    That's it!
    And no one goes to this chapel how to drink ...
    Show-off on the march.
    And for the people no good.
    I am for renovating the first-aid post.
    And to score on obelisks and chapels.
    Completely and forever.
    And the funds will be directed to the maintenance of a paramedic or doctor.
    And the equipment of the first-aid post.