By Michael Levinshtein
The writer of the booklet writes in his creation that "The Sprit of Russian technological know-how" charms him via the of yes surroundings, the fashion of relationships among the folks. After studying "The Sprit of Russian Science", like several different strong prose, there comes a necessity of a discussion with an writer. you want to pinpoint all of the good points of intangible spirit that used to be so good portrayed within the publication. You inevitably see the writer as a person with good deal of will energy, huge, immense skill to outlive and relatively major effect on humans. "The Spirit..." is ironic and clever, cynical and mawkish, really confident and whilst soaked in the entire problems of contemporary fact. And finally, it isn't that vital whom the turns pout to resemble: Baron Munchauzen, Tile Ulenshpigel, courageous soldier Shveyka or Jvanetsky's lyric hero? "The Spirit..." isn't really "teachy" or "preachy", he does not require adoration, and that's why such a lot of a time my hand seeks the publication, and does not become bored with researching and rediscovering it. i believe that the ability and the attraction of "The Spirit..." are just in its visual appeal, yet in its inside of all-sufficient that's so strong that it energizes anyone who touches it in some way. Being hired as an teacher of Russian Linguistics in Technical college (Taganrog Radiotechnical kingdom University), I consistently preferred the captivating surroundings of professionalism and actual humor that our instructors-physicists created. such a lot of them of their forties or fifties, they've got attended Moscow, Rostov and different country educational associations all around the Russia, their souls have evidently inebriated that fairy story liquor that has "The Spirit...". it really is turns out as though "The Spirit..." is not on my own during this international. He has blood siblings which are scattered on a number of islands of professionalism, caliber paintings and tradition that also be able to exist in Russia. And even if author's finish isn't really fairly a contented one: "We are writing purposes, receiving can provide, operating overseas. however the doorways are remaining slowly yet gradually. apparatus is getting older, the fittest are leaving, and people who are left are becoming weaker...But the doorways are ultimate. " i would like to think that every little thing isn't really as undesirable because it turns out. I draw assets for wish from my own reports. Russian workaholics of at the present time, residing in the USA, omit Russia. They nonetheless be in contact with their Russian pals, relatives and associates. And final yet now not least, this "The Spirit..." pointed out via the writer, is going on residing right here, at the international soil. right here, like in Saint Petersburg, Moscow or tiny Taganrog, small teams of individuals are shaped which are able to understand top of the range paintings, which are in a position to now not being scared of paintings, and of retaining humorousness in any conditions. New existence will call for continuation of this booklet, yet i need to thank the writer for what is already written. I discover what sort of paintings you have got persisted by way of amassing unintended jokes scattered within the move of each day's fact. the writer succeeded in saving in his writing the fashion, the language and actual allure of genuine existence. after all the weather of Russian "get-together" and masculine folklore upload definite spice to the general dish of the ebook, yet so much of all I savor anything else approximately it. Having learn the booklet in particularly damaging for myself situations, i spotted: existence isn't really over but, and our disappointment should be mild, it doesn't matter what. it sort of feels like this publication is ready to settle optimism and love of existence in any brain and do it in an easy and stylish demeanour. at the present time "The Spirit..." lives like all of us do, via tough and spectacular occasions. And yet another factor. whilst my sixteen-years-old daughter, who in accordance with unwritten legislation of her age, missed the beliefs of her mom and dad, learn the booklet with an identical excitement as myself, i've got secretly celebrated. but if she wrote a model of assessment of "The Spirit...", i used to be questioned. The overview used to be truly encomium, in simple terms it was once written in English... Having lived in the US for 2 years, my daughter did not free the facility to be encouraged through unknown to her "The Sprit of Russian Science", however it grew to become more uncomplicated for her to specific her feelings in English and in common American demeanour.
I sighed deeply and inspiration: "But probably this can be good?" "The Sprit of Russian technological know-how" is alive and revered by way of us, and our kids may be able to know it. So enable it take its moment breath, and allow lifestyles deliver into this new strategy its personal unexpected corrections. "We are born to make fairy story reality."
Maya Solovieva, Ph. D., teacher of Russian Language at present living within the usa