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Dancing at the Eternal Flame

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So to say, notes along the way. Not to say that very loud, for it will be about that. what can be seen every day. But just as the strokes in the portrait make the image more sharp and expressive, so these notes make the portrait of the modern generation of adults and schoolchildren more expressive.


"Filipok" at the Eternal Flame

This letter came to me from Kaluga, its author - George Vitalyevich Nasonov, a young teacher.

“I want to share a memory. About ten years ago, the All-Russian School Olympiad in Geography was held in Lipetsk, I, then an eleventh grader, participated in it. I remember that they brought us to the Eternal Flame, where senior pupils stood on guard (it’s about Heroes Square, where Lipetsk schoolchildren are on duty at Number One every day for many years. where the military is buried).

Dancing at the Eternal Flame


On that day, a boy of very small stature carried “service”. The overcoat was a little big to him, and therefore he looked great like Filipka. We, Olympians - the pride and hopes of the country! - conducted by the guard to the cemetery where Soviet soldiers are buried. We felt very important. Still: guests of honor, winners of regional competitions, geography connoisseurs, Paganeli and only! I also lifted my nose high. And, wanting to show his superiority to the citizens of Lipchane, he took out of the bag “Snickers”, stood in front of “Filipka” and began to eat with appetite. I knew that the boy could not tell me anything, in his post he could not even move. He could only look, and looked. Never, even in the movie, I have not seen such a expressive look! I felt so embarrassed that I stepped back and hurried to mingle with the crowd.

And when we returned to the bus and I saw that the guard was already changing, the other guys were now on duty, I was very scared. I thought that now this Filipok will find me and say something very harsh and yes, it will fill my face for all. And although I was a whole head taller than him, and was the pride and hope of the country, courage evaporated ...

... I graduated from college, I work as an English teacher at school. Now I myself bring up boys and girls - the hopes and pride of the school, city, country. I bring up, as it seems to me, well. And I still remember with gratitude the Lipetsk boy who taught me a lesson in conscience. ”

Running on the stele

On which Saturday I will pass by the Heroes Square - I will certainly note the wedding. Two stops from this square - the registry office, therefore, there is nothing surprising in that: the newlyweds go to worship the fallen. However, noticing the wedding, my mood creeps down like a thermometer in the bitter cold. Because many pairs of flowers will be laid - and, well, dance on the waltz square! White dress in the wind, black suit is smoothed, orange fire, granite under your feet - beauty, eh? Yolki-sticks, how can you begin your family life with a dance at the Eternal Flame! Not for this area appeared in Lipetsk, so that young people would waltz in front of the monument with the names of the dead.

Once I did not go by such a pair on a bus, but I was walking on foot. Well, I think, now I will spoil your mood ... But where are there! Do not get through to this pair: a tight cordon of guests, a photographer and a cameraman. If the transfer is removed or a feature film. In general, that time my idea ended in failure ...



Or another case. A monument is erected near the entrance to Novolipetsk Park: two semicircular obelisks on small, semicircular platforms. On the eve of Victory Day there are always flowers here. And on that day, boys of seven years old were playing war at these sites. Nearby were their mothers, sipped beer and talked. The kids are busy - okay. They do not break a monument, do not trample flowers, do not even swear obscenities. Well, running around the plates - and what?
I looked at these moms - and I realized that it was useless to explain something to them. Therefore, she approached the guys and told them that they had to play in another place. Explained why. The boys are gone. They may not have fully understood why it is impossible to play on the monument of war, but they obeyed immediately. They remembered the main thing: it is impossible. But mothers, mothers did not even notice! They quietly sipped beer and gossiped.

"And we stand ..."

And this is a letter from Alyosha Korobkin, a pupil of the school of the village of Dryazgi of the Usman District: “We are often repeated with a figure: during the years of the Great Patriotic War, our country lost 27 million lives. And I recently thought: these are two of Moscow and hundreds of Usmansky districts where I live ... In order to honor the memory of each warrior, we must keep silence on 52 of the year!

In my village Kurilovka today there is not a single veteran left. Our neighbor Vladimir Kuzmich Boev recently died. He fought at Voronezh, defended Moscow and Stalingrad. Last September, Vladimir Kuzmich received an apartment in Usman. We often visited him, brought gifts.

An indifferent person would have said: why should high school students on Victory Day now stand in the guard of honor in the central square of the village? For whom? And we stand for our own sake. And around the stele with the names of the dead recently planted flowers. "

"Doing people to be nefiga ..."

And here, dear readers, some comments on newsrecently published on one of the popular sites of the Lipetsk region. It was about schoolchildren who cleaned up the graves of their school’s teachers, war veterans. I deliberately preserved speech errors, replaced only the names of the authors.

Petya: “Doing Nefig people.”
Vanya: “It's awesome, what kind of advertising is your work! Together we admire.
Lena: “Don't you take away the graves of your grandfathers? Why is any good deed necessarily advertising? ”
Petya: “What else? Dead is not necessary, it is better to give flowers to someone alive, all the joy. Thanks, of course, fought. But now they don't care. ”
Lyosha: “Than to hang around cemeteries, it is better to prepare for the USE”.
Petya: “And I don’t even know where my grandfathers died. Both are missing. Sorry ".
Lena: “It's good that you know that your grandfathers were in general”.
On this dispute and ended. Apparently, “Petya” lost interest in him and stopped leaving his comments. But this does not mean that he changed his mind ...

PS In the second photo you will see a part of the monument - the very one where the children were running. the plates are semicircular on the sides, they are not in the picture.
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  1. almost demobil
    almost demobil 3 March 2016 06: 24
    +7
    I think that it is a very good tradition to lay flowers, keep silent, remember grandfather and then perform a waltz after the registry office, personifying the continuation of life, victory over evil. After all, our grandfathers also died for this, so that we rejoiced, continued to live, start families, give birth to children. I think my grandfather would like it.
    1. Lone wolf
      Lone wolf 3 March 2016 19: 29
      +2
      Quote: almost demob
      I think that it is a very good tradition to lay flowers, keep silent, remember grandfather and then perform a waltz after the registry office, personifying the continuation of life, victory over evil. After all, our grandfathers also died for this, so that we rejoiced, continued to live, start families, give birth to children. I think my grandfather would like it.
      Lyrics +
      Vladimir Vysotsky,
      the text of the song "On the mass graves do not put crosses"
      On communal graves do not put crosses,
      And the widows do not cry at them,
      To them, someone brings bouquets of flowers,
      And the Eternal Flame is lit.

      Here the earth stood on its hind legs,
      And now - granite slabs.
      There is not a single personal destiny -
      All fates are united into one.

      And in the Eternal Fire can be seen a flared tank,
      Burning Russian huts,
      Burning Smolensk and burning Reichstag,
      The burning heart of a soldier.

      The mass graves do not have tear-stained widows -
      People go stronger here.
      On communal graves do not put crosses,
      But is this easier? ..

      Sorry, but dancing at the Eternal Flame is like dancing on the graves !!
  2. Sofia
    3 March 2016 06: 36
    +7
    Laying flowers, keeping quiet, remembering is one thing, and very good. But the waltz to dance at the plate with the names of the victims is not necessary, I think. There is also a cemetery. And they are dancing not as a sign of the renewal of life - it’s enough to look at their faces.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 3 March 2016 07: 24
    +7
    And although I was a whole taller than him, I was the pride and hope of the country... In the guard of honor, anyway, whoever didn’t stand .. The selection was ... Well, I realized my mistake ...
    1. RBLip
      RBLip 3 March 2016 08: 04
      +6
      Quote: parusnik
      And although I was a whole taller than him, and was the pride and hope of the country ... On the guard of honor, anyway, no one was standing .. The selection was ... Well, I realized my mistake ...

      come on. and I stood there once. and in those days there was no selection. who agreed, that will stand. True, it was in the mid-nineties. I think that selection really exists now. and about dancing .... when I got married in the early XNUMXs, it didn’t even occur to us. arrived, laid flowers, pofotkalis and left. at the Eternal Fire these dances are absolutely useless.
  4. Military Builder
    Military Builder 3 March 2016 07: 31
    +4
    Quote: almost demobilized
    lay flowers, shut up, remember grandfather and then perform a waltz,

    I lay flowers, shut up, remember my grandfather - I agree, but why a waltz, because if we tell the newlyweds someone from close relatives died a year, 5 or 10 years ago, visit the cemetery and lay flowers, shut up, remember it is quite normal, but no one and do not think to perform a waltz there in order to please the deceased, because he would be glad
  5. Belousov
    Belousov 3 March 2016 07: 51
    +4
    Lay flowers, remember all the fallen, not only their relatives - this is right. At the expense of dancing, a moot point. On the one hand, this is really a symbol of the fact that life goes on and our ancestors fought for a reason. On the other hand, you need to carefully approach the choice of place. If this is some kind of memorial complex with burials - of course it is impossible. In other cases, it is at the discretion.
  6. Sashka
    Sashka 3 March 2016 10: 38
    0
    Once I did not go by such a pair on a bus, but I was walking on foot. Well, I think, now I will spoil your mood ... But where are there! Do not get through to this pair: a tight cordon of guests, a photographer and a cameraman. If the transfer is removed or a feature film. In general, that time my idea ended in failure ...

    Judging by the harshly negative statements, the author of all there should have "broken", but could not, so she wanted it, or was afraid to get it ... Do not be offended, I just do not like those who present everything like that, hits themselves in the chest, and then justifies that she could not get through. I call such instigators, provocateurs ... By God, excuse me, maybe everything is not so, but it seemed to me so.
    Well, in essence, I think the waltz is not always wound up, we, for example, in the Krasnodar Territory, have not even heard of this ... And again, depending on how you imagine it, if you dance the waltz strictly, like at a concert, it looks it is quite appropriate and beautiful, and if it’s drunken shaking, then it’s definitely against.
    They say that this is not a place for dancing ... For dancing, yes, not a place for a solemn performance, why not ?!
    Indeed, on May 9, when schools gather near the obelisk, ensembles perform, waltz and veterans dance, and everyone who wishes, this makes the situation completely different, I want to live and say thank you to everyone who defended our Motherland! So, it all depends on how the "artists" themselves present it ...
    Good all the time of day!
    1. Sofia
      3 March 2016 20: 13
      +2
      As in the film: "I have never had to be a witness (provocateur)" .. :)) Thank you. But if I knocked on my chest and was going to "break up" everyone, would I write about what I failed? Why make excuses when you can not write about it at all? Think, please, and you will see for yourself.
  7. AleBors
    AleBors 3 March 2016 10: 48
    +2
    I agree with those who are against dancing. Memorials, like cemeteries, are not a place for dancing, no matter who invests in it. Bow down. to honor memory is a good idea. Only then it often happens, booze went and all that .. laughter jokes. I’m not against it, the wedding is a fun thing, but you have to leave, and there you can do anything.
  8. matross
    matross 3 March 2016 15: 38
    +1
    Yes, by now, if the newlyweds came to the monument, even with dances, even with songs, it's already not bad. Especially in comparison with "people do not want to do".
    And if the children run, the trouble is not big either, then the children.
    The author has somewhat exaggerated, although the topic has been raised ...
  9. Koshak
    Koshak 3 March 2016 17: 34
    +1
    And where is the line between dancing and barbecue?

    Quote: AleBors
    I agree with those who are against dancing. Memorials, like cemeteries, are not a place for dancing, no matter who invests in it. Bow down. to honor memory is a good idea. Only then it often happens, booze went and all that .. laughter jokes. I’m not against it, the wedding is a fun thing, but you have to leave, and there you can do anything.
    good
  10. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 3 March 2016 21: 53
    0
    What is going on at home? Shoot them or what? To be afraid to move near the memorials?
  11. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 4 March 2016 20: 42
    0
    I will be in solidarity with the one who first shoots the defiler at the crime scene.
  12. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 6 March 2016 12: 02
    +1
    This article is correct! It’s a pity that not everyone understands how and where to behave. Sometimes they behave as if they are not Russians, but some strange strangers. I regret to have missed so many of your articles, Sophia. Was away. That's all I sincerely congratulate you on the upcoming Women's Day !!. Regards.