(28.02.1866 – 16.07.1949) Writer Was born in Moscow. Father – a small servant of the Control Chamber, died in 1871. Mother was the daughter of a Senate official; she has since childhood instilled in her son a patriarchal faith in God and a love of poetry. In the first Moscow gymnasium, which Ivanov graduated with a gold medal (1875-1884), his character and humanitarian inclinations continued to form. Twelve-year-old schoolboy, he begins to engage in ancient Greek language on his own initiative. Subsequently, he will be fluent in many European languages, including German, French and Italian. In two years, he suddenly feels like an “extreme atheist.”Read More →

The action of the comedy takes place in the London apartment of the young gentleman Algernon Moncrief, a descendant of an aristocratic family, and at the estate of his crony friend Jack Warding in Woolton, Hertfordshire. Bored Algernon, waiting for his aunt Lady Bracknell to tea with the charming daughter of Gwendolen, exchanges lazy cues with his footman Lane, no less hedonist and amateur to philosophize. Unexpectedly, his loneliness is interrupted by the appearance of his longtime friend and constant opponent-opponent in all undertakings, the magistrate and the owner of the vast rural estate of Jack Warding. It soon becomes clear that, being fed upRead More →

Stanislav Moniuszko 1819-1872 Moniuszko – the founder of Polish opera classics – left a vast legacy. He wrote about three hundred songs, cantatas, works for symphonic orchestra, piano and other compositions. Works of Moniuszko are characterized by simplicity and cordiality, an abundance of beautiful, full expressiveness and poetic melodies. In his music, permeated with elements of Polish folk songs, the features of a national character are accurately grasped. Stanislav Moniuszko was born on May 5, 1819 in the estate of Ubel, not far from Minsk, in the family of a small landowner. Monyushko went to Berlin in 1837 to complete his musical education, which beganRead More →

J. Boccaccio Decameron The first day of the Decameron, “In the sequel, after the author reports on what occasion they gathered and what they talked about, the persons who would act further spoke, the people gathered on the day of Pampinae’s rule talk about what everyone likes more” In 1348, Florence ” visited the pernicious plague, “killed a hundred thousand people, although before that no one imagined that there were so many residents in the city. Separated family and friendly ties, servants refused to serve the masters, the dead were not buried, but dumped in pits dug in church cemeteries. And in the midst ofRead More →

To be kind, to do good deeds, to help people-all this has been taught us since childhood, everyone knows how to act properly, and very few follow these rules. People often think only of themselves and do not want to help others just like that, without any benefit. Seeking money, wealth or making a career it is difficult to be kind to others, so it seems that they are surrounded by enemies, and no one is in a hurry to establish relations first. Why, then, do good? Doing good deeds unselfishly, we help someone improve their lives, which means that we change the whole worldRead More →

Osip Ivanovich Dymov, titular counselor and doctor of thirty-one years, serves in two hospitals at the same time: an intern and a draftor. From nine o’clock in the morning until noon he takes the sick, then goes to open the corpses. But his income is barely enough to cover the costs of his wife – Olga Ivanovna, twenty-two years old, obsessed with talents and celebrities in the artistic and artistic environment, whom she takes daily in the house. Passion for people of art is fueled by the fact that she herself sings a little, molds, paints and possesses, according to friends, an undisclosed talent inRead More →

It’s great when a person with pride can say that his house is a mighty fortress that protects him not only from bad weather, but also from ill-wishers, bad thoughts, mental disorder. For a moment, imagine a loving owner of his home, who returned from distant wanderings. Only by turning the key in the keyhole of the door of his house does he feel something that stirs his mind and soul. This is an inner excitement before meeting with native walls. But do all the people of the wall of the house, in which he spends most of his life, cause such awe and love?Read More →

Story (1891, published in 1892) Chamber No. 6. Story (1892) The Black Monk. Story (1893, published 1894) The teacher of literature. Story (1889 – 1894) The Seagull. Comedy (1895 – 1896) House with a mezzanine. The artist’s story (1896) My life. The story of the provincial (1896) Uncle Vanya Scenes from the village life. The play (1897) Ionich. Story (1898) The Man in a Case. Story (1898) Gooseberries. Story (1898) About love. Story (1898) The sweetheart. Story (1899) The lady with the dog. Story (1899) In the ravine. The Story (1899, published 1900) Three Sisters. Drama (1901) The Bishop. Story (1902) The Cherry. Garden ComedyRead More →

The great German poet and thinker Goethe once asked himself this question: “What is the most difficult thing to see?” It turns out that the hardest thing to see is not the past, covered with age-old dust, and not the future, which is enveloped in a fog of suspense. No, that’s not it. To his question, the wise Goethe replied: “What lies before your very eyes.” Every day my path lies along Sovnarkomovskaya Street, a short street in the center of Kharkov. For many years it was just dear to me. Without looking around, I ran along this street to school and from school. AndRead More →

I. A. Brodsky Marble In the second century after our era, two people are sitting in the prison cell – Tullius Varro and Publius Marcellus. The prison is located in a huge steel tower, about a kilometer in height, and the chamber Publius and Tullia is located approximately at an altitude of seven hundred meters. Tullius and Publius did not commit any crimes, but according to the laws of the Empire established by Emperor Tiberius, they serve a life sentence. These laws are based on statistics, according to which at all times in prisons is about 6.7 percent of the population of any country. TheRead More →