Died great Russian writer Yuri Bondarev

We have yet to comprehend this loss. And not just for literature. From the last major veteran writer whose prose is, of course, largely determined the development of Russian literature in the second half of the twentieth century.

Putin expressed his condolences in connection with death of the writer Bondarev

He was born in 1924 in Orsk, Orenburg region in the family of the people’s investigator. The people’s investigator had the widest powers. He could begin the investigation of the statements of ordinary citizens to militia, officials and institutions, according to the judge’s ruling and in its sole discretion.

Bondarev belonged to the circle of writers who, returning from the great war, had the right to a free vote. They combat lieutenants who made up the elite of post-war Literary Institute. Yuri Bondarev, Grigory Baklanov, Viktor Kurochkin, and others.

They came to the front, where were other relations between the people and a completely different ideology. They weren’t afraid of anything. The party, not the party, they could say what they think, I know.

In my opinion, the best work Bondarev’s novel “Hot snow” – written about the battle of Stalingrad. He personally took part in it, he knew that there really was.

In 1957 in the journal “Young guard” appeared novel Bondarev “Battalions ask fire”. This was a major breakthrough after the book of Victor Nekrasov “In the trenches of Stalingrad” story about the war. Its all discussed. Bondarev was one of the founding fathers of the great, not afraid of the word, “Lieutenant prose”, which is one of the most important pages of Russian prose of the twentieth century. “We all came out of bondarevskiy “Battalions,” then say another writer-“Lieutenant” Vasil Bykov.

Matviyenko: Yuri Bondarev has done a lot to preserve the memory of the war

Over sixty years of work in the literature Bondarev wrote the novels “Silence”, “Two”, “Hot snow”, “Beach”, “Select”, “Game”, “Temptation”, “non-Resistance”, “the Bermuda triangle” tale: “the Battalions ask for fire” , “the Last roomPY” , “Relatives”; a collection of short stories “Late evening”; the cycles of miniatures “Moments”; the book of articles “the Search for truth,” “the View in the background,” “keepers of the values”.

I remember the book Bondareva was read to the holes in the libraries, there was a queue to buy them was not so easy.

On the works Bondareva filmed “the Last shot”, “Silence”, “Hot snow”, “Battalions ask for fire”, “Beach”, “Choice”. Based on the “Battalions…” and his script filmed one of the episodes of the epic “Liberation”.

But the main theme of Yuri Bondarev, I dare say, was not war, and human decency. Not to say vulgarity, it is better to remain silent. The young officer doesn’t “stick” to the old soldier. To respect someone else’s opinion. All this was for him a huge price. And for us today? Questions of morality have always been more important to him than the “truth about war”. “Love is stronger than hate”, and a decent person and the bullets will remain a decent person. Maybe this is the main Testament of Yuri Bondarev?

As none of the Soviet writers Bondarev made in military prose “intellectuals” note

As one of the writers Bondarev made in military prose of this “intellectual” note. Honesty matters everywhere. Not only in civilian life, but at the front. And maybe at the front it is even more important than in civilian life.

to Be honest, it “means being able to be restrained, to be able to listen to the interlocutor, not to cross the boundaries of anger, namely, to be able to control myself, not to late to come to the call for help in the suffering of others, to be able to be grateful.” Such simple words, how important they are to us today.

good-Bye, Yuri! Eternal memory to You!

Direct speech

Mikhail Seslavinsky, head, Federal Agency for press and mass communications:

– Sorry, it’s a pity that Yuri did not live up to the anniversary of the great Victory. We thank him for the fact that the events of the great Patriotic war appeared in front of us his eyes, the eyes of ordinary commander of the artillery