Why the grass mowed rabbits? From Mazaya to Lenin - from lifeguard to the executioner

Why the grass mowed rabbits? From Mazaya to Lenin - from lifeguard to the executioner As a child I loved the library. Although the house was a fair amount of books, but I still was secretly recorded in the three libraries, and in each I swore that I read a lot too. But the books were given: they have also had the same plan.

What do you think? The planned economy - it is all planned. And how much of what children read, and what people wear shorts, and what to eat - everything had to be laid in the plan. At the same time in our areas there was order: to select two art books, had to take another popular science, and one "about Lenin. Otherwise, not allowed.

Popular science, I read with interest. But about Lenin - not particularly. Oh so it is in these books was a sugary Dobrenky, so infinitely wise, as well as materials about him was not enough, all these stories were repeated and repeated.

And I thought about the glorious traditions of the library when I came across as something in the book Дм. Солоухина «При свете дня» is: "His wife in his memoirs about him tells how once in Shushenskoye he hunted rabbits. It was autumn, time preceding freeze. The river was a brash - ice hash, ready at any moment turn into armor. On a small island caught fleeing the impending ice rabbits. Vladimir Ilyich was able to get the boat to the island and the butt of a gun stuffed so many hares that the boat sank under the weight of carcasses.

This brings to mind a Russian man about his grandfather Mazaya! - Writes V. Soloukhin. - Krupskaya tells of a hunter feat Antipode Nekrasov grandfather Mazaya with an enviable complacency ... "

Source Soloukhin points out: "She was discharged on Dora's book of navigator "W. Lenin: IMKApress. Paris. 1989, p. 61. "And Dora Navigator where it took? I managed to get to her personally, the Internet - a very useful thing. When asked where she had learned this information, Dora The navigator replied - from the memoirs Krupskoj: "In late autumn, when the Yenisei was brash (small ice), went to the Island after hares. Rabbits have whiten. From the island of nowhere else to go: running around like sheep around. I kiss the boat to shoot, used to our hunters " . Source: NK Krupskaya, Reminiscences. Moscow, State Publishers, 1932 and 1934.

Found in the University Library in Jerusalem. Why Jerusalem? Yes, because after the death of her memories Krupskaya in Soviet publications heavily brushed and corrected ( In order to combat distortions of history ), And generally reluctant to publish. And in Jerusalem, found a copy of the publication in vivo.

But perhaps it was forced to act? After all, in our Shushenskoye Ilich was still in exile. Maybe he's starving and freezing and had, rattling shackles, than have to eat, so the rabbits and beat?

 Why the grass mowed rabbits? From Mazaya to Lenin - from lifeguard to the executioner And then check the source: Nikolai Vladimirovich Volsky Valentino in the book "A little-known Lenin" again refers to the memories Krupskaya (well, and who should know better and was, as Lenin lived, as not his wife?).

  "The cheapness of this Shusha was amazing 11,111,147. - Krupskaya wrote. - [i] For example, Lenin for his "salary" - vosmirublevoe guide - had a clean room, feeding, washing and escarpment of the laundry - and it was felt that pays dearly. . . However, lunch and dinner was a simpleton - one week for Vladimir Ilyich killed a sheep, which fed him every day, until the whole does not eat; How to eat - they bought the meat for a week, a worker in the yard - in a trough, where fodder cured, chopped meat into patties purchased for Vladimir Ilyich - also for a week ... In general, the reference was not bad " .

How do you phrase "reference was not bad"? Some of suffering, of course, still have: simpleminded fed either you lobster or Abrau-Durso. In a word, the tsarist government and oppression. But in general, nothing - the leader, even recovered. In the link!

And he is also affirms: "Today, exactly one month since I'm here and I can repeat the same thing: and a flat table and is quite pleased with ..." (Letter dated June 20, 1897). And four months later in a letter to his mother, he adds: "Here, too, all found that I had put on weight over the summer, tanned, and they saw quite a Siberian. That's what hunting and country life! Go all the Petrograd Bolesta poboku! " .

   "He was terribly healthier, and he looked brilliant compared to what was in Peter" - Reported by Krupskaya Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova in a letter dated May 22, 1898. Having lived a bit in Shusha, she was frank to admit that their link is really nothing but a pleasure. They travel to visit other exiles and host them, get a native Russian, German, French books, illegal publications, magazines and newspapers. Lenin has extensive political correspondence of books, wrote articles in magazines and revolutionary pamphlets for publication in Geneva. "Generally speaking, our present life is like a" uniform "country life, but its economy is not. Well, we were well fed, watered milk ad libitum, and all we're thriving. "11,111,147. (Letter from Krupskoj June 26, 1898).

  [i] "Finally we hired a maid, a girl about 15 years, for 21/2 p. monthly boots, come on Tuesday, consequently, our independent farming end. Napasli winter stuff "
(Letter from Krupskoj October 9, 1898). On the same subject two weeks later: "We hired a girl who now helps his mother with the housework, and all the dirty work celebrates" .

And exiled prisoner allowed to have a gun. The most humane man was very fond of hunting: grouse, ducks, rabbits ... And, as we see, not from hunger: a sheep in a week - this, I assure you, a lot. And just for fun. Well, that rabbits turned up the arm, and Lenin - a gambling man, and hares nowhere to go - he stuffed full boat, so that the boat sank in the water. And even the ammunition he saved, see the rational mind: why waste ammo when you can butt - on their heads? ... Even more fun!

What is there, and we agree with Soloukhin not remember a Russian classic?

 Why the grass mowed rabbits? From Mazaya to Lenin - from lifeguard to the executioner Rabbits here, too - sorry for them to tears!
Only spring water surge,
And without that they are hundreds ginut -
No not enough! fleeing peasants
Caught and drowned, and beat them with hooks.
Where they have a conscience? ..

Father Maza on one sheep a week for nothing is not singled out. However, about conscience, he still had not forgotten.

... I just get some wood
The boat went - many of them from the river
We were caught up in a flood in the spring -
I'm going, I catch them. Water arrives.
I see one small island -
Hares It assembled crowd.

Then I drove: babbling ears
Themselves do not move and I took one,
But to the rest commanded: you do it yourself!
Jumped into my rabbits, - nothing!


To shore close the log, I drove,
The boat - and with God! "Said ...

  Nekrasov. Grandpa Mazai and rabbits 1870, Complete Works and Letters in 15 volumes. Volume 3. L.: Nauka, 1982.

Mazai was neither a Buddhist nor a vegetarian, he explains:

I did not beat either the spring or summer,
Hide bad - sheds oblique ...

That is, to beat a hare, he beat, but when it was reasonable, and as long as was necessary. And not in the spring, butt, and a full boat.

A Il'icheva a production lost, probably: hidden spring worthless, and refrigerators did not exist ...

 Why the grass mowed rabbits? From Mazaya to Lenin - from lifeguard to the executioner But the link has brought to the founder of the fair in the world system is not only nutritious and medicinal value. In exile, he worked: to develop the foundation of this very system. And the experience of reference take into account the full effect: during the Soviet era exiles already does a ram was not given a gun and have not allowed, and write from overseas newspapers and magazines regime "incommunicado" somehow did not anticipate.

Great people to reason logically: prison and exile - that you will not resort! (More on this topic will be in the next article about Euphrosyne Kersnovskaya and her book, "How much does a person"). And as for the above-described history in my youth in the people walking hooligan poem: