When I mention the name of Anna Akhmatova, I have the image of a regal lady, mistress of the muses. This woman has lived a great, dramatic and at the same time a happy life. Poets of the “Silver Age” in their poems often confessed their love for this queen of Russian poetry. In the storms of the century Anna Akhmatova lost almost everything that God gives to man on earth for love and forbids anyone to take away from a person. My husband, Nikolai Gumilev, was shot on false charges in a counter-revolutionary conspiracy, my son was repressed, herself was subjected to persecution and attacks from not only the “litudarniki”, but also the state guardians of party ideology. And yet, in the fire of events, she did not lose her royal posture, and her poetry was always filled
Do not come up with a bottomless separation,
Better immediately then – on the spot…
And, probably, we are separated
In this world, no one has ever been.
The life and love of Anna Akhmatova are woven into one thread. These concepts are inseparable for it. The theme of the Motherland is also not bypassed by it. Akhmatova with great artistic skill draws the expanses of the Russian land, such a long-suffering, strong spirit of people living on it. Recently, on the radio, Anna Akhmatova’s live voice sounded, as if I heard the speaking soul of our Fatherland – so much love, inner strength and light carried her voice in her.