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Autumn Krasnodar (to the events in Kiev)

Autumn Krasnodar (to the events in Kiev)

Thunder tram. Flickering through the window of the house, trees, shrubs colored in autumn.

“The next stop is Shevchenko,” the driver announces. I'm surprised to look out the window.

The long Stavropol, along which I am going, crosses Shevchenko Street, and on the left a monument of rather impressive size appears - a bust of black stone.

The great kobzar seemed to be thinking about something, slightly bowing his head.

Russia. And suddenly a monument to the Ukrainian national poet. But this is not so much surprise as it pleases.

And at once for some reason long forgotten lines come up:

Reve da Stogne Dnipro wide
Serdyty Vyryr Verby Gne
And the melody of these immortal words sounds in my heart.
And she remembered his "Testament":
Yak die so pohovayte
On the Ukraine, sweet,
Among the broad stipi
Vyuitye grave.
Schaub to put me on the curtain
Above rica mighty,
To hear the bush
Old Dnipro under the cooler.

His love for his native land was inexhaustible and ineradicable. When I hear the word Ukraine, the name Shevchenko will certainly come to mind.
Ukraine, Russia, Belarus - a single country ... was.

And this “was” pain responds in the soul of every simple Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian ...

After all, even ours historical Names: Great Russia, Little Russia, White Russia - they speak of a common language, culture, century-old unity.
How did it happen that one morning, waking up, we were horrified to learn that we now live in different states.

It is useless to ask who is to blame. Whether it is mediocrity, cowardice, powerlessness or the desire for power? Probably all together.

Human defects are invincible. And when those who are in power become their owners, a catastrophe will occur.

And the people?

And the people still “balakat” in our Krasnodar region on the mixed Ukrainian-Russian “move”, still sings Ukrainian songs and not only in feasts.

When I myself sadly, diligently, I bring out the unforgettable, indestructible:

Nebs on the Neb, zironki sjyut,
Quiet on the sea chovin pleve.
In dovchina povnyu dope
And Kozak Chue, Serdenko me ...

Although in my foreseeable past there is no, like, Ukrainian roots.

Taras Grigorievich! Could you imagine that in the near future Russia and Ukraine will close the borders and not find a common language?
That in the government of fraternal Ukraine there are politicians who use

with all kinds of help and support from the United States and some overtly unfriendly countries, or rather, their governments, dreaming of power under their auspices, opposing any ties with Russia, including economic ones.

The great kobzar was redeemed from slavery, "from the fortress", Russian artist friends. I think that none of them could even come up with the idea of ​​nationality.

You should have seen, Taras Grigorievich, a confrontation in Kiev.

Surprise and bitterness. Causes all this in ordinary people.

As we all are tired of cheap, wild and crazy political fuss, the end of which is not visible.

We, the Great Russians and Little Russians!

What a pity that they do not hear us and do not heed the voice of reason.

They, rushing to power at any cost, at the cost of blood, too, of someone else's blood.

After all, power is the same drug, it is intoxicating, depriving sensations of reality, separating from the soil, that is, from the people. The habit of wealth, comfort and the fear of losing it become decisive in their behavior.

This is where cowardice comes from, and also lack of talent.

The great ones do not need vain external attributes, they are above satiety, wealth and power.

That was and remained the great kobzar. The pain of the people, its troubles and sorrows were its pain, troubles and sorrows.

This is all his poetry, his songs. It was he who became great, it is for this that his people love and remember, that is why he is immortal.

He had to endure a lot in life: slavery and liberation, soldiery and humiliation, but his proud spirit ascended above all troubles and misfortunes.
And he glorified freedom, he dreamed of her and bequeathed to her enslaved people.

The tram started moving. Silently sails past a beautiful monument of dark stone.

The pensive look of the great kobzar seems to accompany me ...

The whole city, like torches, is colored with autumn blazing maroon and scarlet trees and shrubs.

And the sky in the spring blue - blue. And in my heart everything sounds beautiful Ukrainian song:

I’m looking for nebo
What I ne ne Sokil, what I neu Letu,
Chomu mini, my God, you gave me wings,
I’m gonna go to the ground, Thai in nebo zlytav ...

The soul of the great kobzar is high and beautiful, and so is the great and beautiful people who gave the world such a great poet. And this is our hope.
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  1. darksoul
    darksoul 3 March 2014 09: 13
    Yes, there is a monument to Taras Shevchenko and Catherine the Second and Lenin and the head and many others. According to Lenin, well, not everyone likes him ..... but to fight with monuments, our history, in fact, is the same betrayal, the war with the graves ... the very last thing, the thing of cowards
    1. Luzhichanin
      Luzhichanin 3 March 2014 09: 24
      Yes, these are not just cowards, but also traitors to their people. Russia is not a state, it is a territory. No wonder they say they live on the outskirts or in Little Russia, and not in !!!
      Recently, very often all and sundry speak in Ukraine, thereby embarking on the path of betrayal, if conscious or stupid, if not thinking.
      But we are a single people living in different territories.
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 3 March 2014 09: 32
        Well, as much as they did in the USSR to popularize Shevchenko, they have not done so far in today's Ukraine. however, the compulsion, in the Soviet school, to study "Mova" developed in me a persistent dislike for everything Ukrainian, and I never understood the language of the village. do not blame me but (-)
        1. Luzhichanin
          Luzhichanin 3 March 2014 13: 32
          Quote: seller trucks
          Recently, very often all and sundry speak in Ukraine, thereby embarking on the path of betrayal, if conscious or stupid, if not thinking.

          Quote: seller trucks
          have not done so far in today's Ukraine

          minus, once realized
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      2. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 3 March 2014 09: 54
        T.G. Shevchenko wrote "IN Ukraine" and not "In Ukraine". And they began to say "B", in order to emphasize their
        imaginary significance.
        1. afdjhbn67
          afdjhbn67 3 March 2014 12: 36
          that’s precisely the view of a non-blinded person
      3. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 3 March 2014 12: 26
        By the way, a change in the Russian language and pursued this goal for me always! In Ukraine., No matter how they position themselves in this, this is the answer of the Great and mighty .. who they are who we are !!! (Tallinn Almaty) this is for their internal use and we only have it !!
    2. RUSLAN39
      RUSLAN39 3 March 2014 10: 25
      Recently I re-read the White Guard of Bulgakov, watched a feature film - I recommend it to everyone. There are clearly parallels with what is happening in Ukraine today.
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 3 March 2014 12: 41
        remember Lenin more often - history repeats in a spiral (simplified)
    3. AVV
      AVV 3 March 2014 11: 27
      Quote: darksoul
      Yes, there is a monument to Taras Shevchenko and Catherine the Second and Lenin and the head and many others. According to Lenin, well, not everyone likes him ..... but to fight with monuments, our history, in fact, is the same betrayal, the war with the graves ... the very last thing, the thing of cowards

      Just remember how Clinton left her post and screeched through all the channels that the states would not allow the Russian, Belorussian and Ukrainian peoples to reunite, now she is echoed by Barack himself, I would call him a hut !!! And the impudence threatens Russia openly, which is unlimited, you need put it in place !!! And it’s time for Snowden to pour another piece of dirt on this trash !!!
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 3 March 2014 12: 42
        so they still have not allowed
    4. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 3 March 2014 12: 27
      article garbage (nonsense) a set of quotes minus the first time (ATP moderator), and yet for me as an ingeniously Russian person (family starover) Shevchenko was never a titan of the spirit of skaam so
  2. platitsyn70
    platitsyn70 3 March 2014 09: 14
    world politicians, see what the United States is doing and give it a fight, but don’t follow the lies of American politicians, you have your own opinion do not be afraid to voice it, you are people, not puppets in the hands of one state.
  3. Weniamin
    Weniamin 3 March 2014 09: 38
    But Taras Grigoryevich will try to erase these Maidan from the memory of Ukrainians.
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 3 March 2014 09: 44
      Quote: Weniamin
      after all, Taras Grigoryevich will try to erase these maydanutes from the memory of Ukrainians.

  4. AlexxxNik
    AlexxxNik 3 March 2014 09: 38
    Пhuman orcs are invincible.
    and lately nobody has been fighting them, they are also consciously cultivated and in the right places are planted like seedlings in the garden
  5. philip
    philip 3 March 2014 09: 45
    The goals of our enemies, and they did not hide them, make the Russians shoot at the Russians (Bzezhinsky). He himself comes from the USSR and therefore I do not see a fundamental difference between me and the Ukrainian. I hope that there will be no direct contact between the troops of Russia and Ukraine. I don’t know, but there must be some kind of solution in this vein.
  6. Egoza
    Egoza 3 March 2014 09: 52
    I respect the opinion of the author, but I advise you to read the book by Oles Buzina "Ghoul Taras Shevchenko". This is where the true face of the "heroic" poet is shown. And to be honest, I'm not sure on whose side this "great" poet, who was lifted up in his time to show the struggle of the Ukrainian people, would be on. And it is not for nothing that his portraits hang in every hut of a "true" Ukrainian nationalist.
    I want to emphasize that after the publication of this book a real hunt began for O. Buzina! And the warehouses with the published book were set on fire, and they filed several lawsuits, and he won the weight of the courts because he presented the documents that were in the archive, and in the same Museum T.G. Shevchenko, and he was attacked and beaten ...
    He is one of the few journalists who writes honestly and openly, so he will never be elected a deputy in Kiev. Too "inconvenient" and incorruptible. hi
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 3 March 2014 09: 55
      Lena hello, thank you for reminding me about Elderberry, I then laughed
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    3. Neophyte
      Neophyte 3 March 2014 12: 00
      Quote Egoza: I completely agree with O. Buzin.
      Kobzar was bought, warmed, trained by Russians, and then, he
      repaid ingratitude and fierce hatred of everything
      Russian. Two apologists: Shevchenko, Grushevsky.
  7. philip
    philip 3 March 2014 09: 53
    Try to quote the author Pushkin or Lermontov on Ukrainian sites. Cho will be interesting.
  8. Fitter65
    Fitter65 3 March 2014 09: 55
    In the early 90s, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, we also wanted to remove the monument to Lenin and rename the streets ... Indigenous people explained that these people (mostly coming to rallies) didn’t build the city, not rename it to you. Therefore, and we have a monument to Lenin, the newlyweds are still visiting him, at least last Friday there was a motorcade there. And Volodarsky Square bears its name, although many of the young people don’t know who it is ...
  9. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 3 March 2014 09: 56
    There are questions ... which must never be abandoned! One such fundamental is the support of our fellow tribesmen! And not only in neighboring Ukraine! Yesterday, in Krasnodar, I took part in a march in support of the Russian people in Ukraine. I got there by accident. I came to the galla-concert of the winners of the international competition for young opera singers (one of the 1st prize winners was the Kiev resident EVCHUK!) ... and could not miss taking part in such a procession. And believe me ... there were a lot of those who accidentally got into the column. It was an impulse of the people, and not a "nomenklatura obligation" (although this was partly ... but what a mass event can happen without organizational work).
    Not everything can be said in the open press, but believe me, a resident of the border regions of the Kuban ... that there is more specific assistance to the Kuban Cossacks in the Crimea, Kharkov and a couple of other cities ... And such assistance began much earlier than yesterday's rallies. Who carefully watches TV, he saw this at a rally in Kharkov, Simferopol ... And such serious not only moral support is only growing.
    A good and correct slogan: "WE DO NOT DROP OURS!" If only our leadership of the country would not be afraid of the pygmies from politics ... their threats, primarily the economic blockade ... and would be consistent to the end. Such a blockade has already happened. As a result, Russia reduced its dependence on food supplies from 90% of imports to the current 70% ... maybe after this blockade our producers will reach 50%? We will receive less rotten and stitched products, which, for the most part, are supplied only to the starving in Africa ... and also to us. Yes ... the import of gays and lesbians will also stop ... This will certainly be a significant blow to some of our enlightened liberals. But I hope the people of Russia will only be happy about it.
  10. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 3 March 2014 10: 00
    Good rich! I’m not good at it! Apparently the untalented Friend could not be found. Hard, hard for the heart Without love to languish. Bored lonely In velvet I am dressed ... (T.G.Shevchenko)
  11. fregina1
    fregina1 3 March 2014 10: 16
    I can’t stand Lenin’s spirit, but I won’t let him clean the monument in the near future !!! I’ll go out with friends and protect them! Fuck you, what’s called brown b.d.o.
  12. sinukvl
    sinukvl 3 March 2014 10: 42
    Yes, we need to spit on these threats with a blockade. Between the Russian world and the Geyropeysko-Naglosaksonsky handouts it is necessary to choose the Russian world. It is interesting how these Geyropeytsy will live without our gas and where the Americans will shove their chicken legs.
  13. Klim2011
    Klim2011 3 March 2014 10: 42
    Monuments ... For some, it’s part of the city’s architecture, for others it’s a work of art and part of history, and for some it’s a symbol of struggle, or a goal for destruction.
    At the Ukrainian Forum I read the rationale of one activist for the demolition of the monument to Lenin - they say they propose to do this to destroy the "soviet" thinking among the residents of the city. In Russia, in the recent past, we also heard many arguments from the media regarding the demolition of the Mausoleum. There is no need to list these "arguments" here, remember yourself.
    To ensure that children destroy the historical monuments of their own people that their fathers set up, this is part of the task of destroying this people themselves.
    I believe that in the wake of hysteria over the demolition of monuments in the former Republics, we have the opportunity to correct our own such mistakes, for example, to return F.E. to his rightful place. Dzerzhinsky.
    Howl truth rise from the liberals wink . Your opinion forum users?
  14. Evgenx
    Evgenx 3 March 2014 10: 55
    I was born and raised in the North Caucasus! We had (what is there to hide) the separation of religion in Allah or in Jesus Christ! But we lived peacefully, each nationality respected the customs and mentality of the nationalities living here. When the Chechens came to visit us, when my mother didn’t sit at the table with the men, when we came to visit them, everything was turned around. I am a witness to that. I still have very good relations with many Chechens (from that time).
    I considered myself an internationalist! But, when I got to Lviv, it struck me that what I did, and it was through (especially in the farms and villages of western Ukraine) that I was an occupier. I felt it back in the mid-80s. The most annoying thing is that, after 20 years (the so-called independence) of young people (including Russian-speaking) through the media (the main staff is delivered by the Kiev-Mohyla Academy living in the grandees of the USA and Canada), history textbooks entered into the head that the Nazis and the Red Bolsheviks (read Russia) one and the same.
    Now, when more than one shot has not been fired in the Crimea, AppAsicia has already started hysterics. The media are only talking about the aggression of the "evil Russians" who coveted the "primordially Ukrainian Crimea". Shevchenko is a good writer, but elevating him to the rank of an idol (while forgetting to whom he owes his success) is too much. God grant that RUSSIA would withstand the pressure that Western (again, double standards) countries put on it.
    He laughed to tears when Parubiy's mediocrity announced a general mobilization. "NU-NU". For 20 years, the potential that remained from the Soviet Army was killed. Army of Ukraine NEBOEGOTOVA.
    But there are a lot of young people who have seen the war only on the monitors of their PCs, who talk beautifully about how they, in a single impulse, will "kill the fascist RASHA."
    We are Slavs! We are one people! Glory to Russia!!!!
  15. Bakht
    Bakht 3 March 2014 11: 44
    History must be taught. What is Shevchenko. Anger, Russophobia, hatred of any responsibility. Hatred of the military. Gogol once said. "What's Shevchenko? One tar"

    It is impossible to find a stronger Russophobe in Ukrainian history.

    What about military service
    Shevchenko especially hated the military: “When I began to come to an age of understanding of things, an irresistible antipathy for a Christ-loving army arose in me. Antipathy intensified with the clash of mine with the people of this Christ-loving title. I don’t know if it’s a case, or is it so in the thing itself, only I can’t even meet the guard to meet a decent man in his uniform. If sober, then by all means ignorant and boastful. If at least with a small spark of reason and light, then also a braggart and, in addition, a drunkard, a moot and a libertine. Naturally, my dislike increased to disgust. And it was necessary for my insidious fate to be so poisonous, to laugh viciously at me, pushing me into the stinkiest sediment of this Christ-loving class. If I were a monster, a bloodsucker, then even it would be impossible for me to have a better execution than imagining a soldier sending me to the Separate Orenburg Corps ...
    I don’t know for sure what I owe that for ten years they didn’t even elevate me to the rank of non-commissioned officer. Is it stubborn antipathy, which I have for this privileged estate, or my unflappable Khokhlak stubbornness? And one and the other, it seems. On the unforgettable day of the announcement of confirmation to me, I told myself that they would not make me a soldier. They didn’t. I have not only deeply, even superficially not studied a single gun technique. And it flatters my vanity ... The brave soldier seemed to me less like a donkey like a man, why I was afraid to think like a brave soldier ”

    It would be nice to first find out who Shevchenko is. Myths, myths ... We feed on myths, that's why the result is this. "Sea of ​​blood ... Little sea". This is all Shevchenko.
  16. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 3 March 2014 11: 46
    I respect the opinion of the author, but I advise you to read the book by Oles Buzina "Ghoul Taras Shevchenko".

    For several years of life in Kiev (2002-2006) with the help of one really ... encyclopedically enlightened writer, graduate of Kiev State University named after T. Shevchenko ... found out the true life story of T. Shevchenko ... For a long time I was stunned by what I learned ... from the true one that had never been mentioned anywhere ... Telling many episodes, my guide ... no less skillfully separated the murderous facts from the true pearls in the poet's verses. Therefore, we do not need to act on the principle - IF KISSING, THEN FORCEREMONY ... IF BEATING, THERE IS TO DEATH. You always need to see all aspects of the life of one or another figure. The world consists not only of darkness and light!
  17. Kosmopolis
    Kosmopolis 3 March 2014 12: 15
    Quote: Egoza
    Ghoul Taras Shevchenko

    I read it ... went and washed my hands, although it was worth taking a shower. If, according to the author, to debunk a myth is to smear it with shit, then well, everyone is free to act according to their own understanding. But Shevchenko himself did not create an idol of himself, others did it. And he was a deeply unhappy man with a broken soul. Otherwise, how could it happen to a person who was SOLD! Think about it, sold as a thing. But it has long been proven that the deepest trauma to the psyche is inflicted precisely in childhood and adolescence. and then they pursue a person all his life and distort it terribly. Moreover, a person who is not deprived of talent is even more vulnerable. Even in a normal situation, it is difficult for them to find their place in this world, and even in this situation ... Who was Taras Grigorievich? Until the age of 22, he was a serf, that is, someone's property, and then freedom was bought for him. He just did not know what to do with it and how to dispose of it correctly. that's why he rushed about and made mistakes and "fell off the rails." so I would have looked at Elderberry, had he lived in such a skin, would I have grown up as a crystal clear, sincere teetotaler and ascetic? Well, well, blessed is he who believes.
    And I like Shevchenko’s work, I re-read sometimes, so I’ll quote in the end
    "Learn, my brothers!
    Learn to read
    I learn a stranger
    Don't be too fussy about yours "
    Rating: poor
    1. dropout
      dropout 3 March 2014 14: 11
      The whole trouble is that at the dawn of their "independence" Ukrainian farmer politicians positioned themselves as finally freed slaves, and chose a former slave (albeit talented, but a slave) as a symbol, it was necessary to position itself as Russia - the source of the Russian state. shield of Yaroslav, Vladimir, etc. So it would be possible to build a full-fledged state, and not the amorphous formation that we have.