Specialist in Russian Philology from Portugal: Exposure of the war generation is now needed by the students

All a bit confused and immersed in the study of new educational formats, the need for which is dictated by life itself! Start your first online lesson with a story about my ancestors – participants of the great Patriotic war. Terrible times have fallen to their share, but they never let down: they built houses and had families, he studied and worked, laughed and joked!”, – writes in his essay “the Autograph of the Victory. About war and peace on the lessons of Russian” at the XX international Pushkin contest “RG” Russian Philology from Portugal Elena marochkina.

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Elena is a teacher of the Russian language on the island of Madeira. In his essay the teacher asks a pressing question: how to get and configure to work students that are not less than adults in the era of pandemic worried about your future? How to calm and to give strength to the guys whose familiar world is falling apart?

the Teacher says, an example of courage and endurance of the war generation is now essential to our students as never before. Your lesson Elena starts with the story of his great-grandfather Jacob of Wlohe. He was a native of Chernihiv region, in his youth, was held the Russian-Japanese war and one of the battles at Port Arthur was awarded the George cross. Then for military merit and bravery Tsar Nicholas II was an archaeologist and was released from further service distinguished soldiers with the condition that they will go to live in the far East, which in those days was little Russian populated and economically developed. There Jacob went along with his wife Tanya.

“When I my students and the foreign students tell me that the train from Moscow to Vladivostok is almost a week, they always rounded my eyes – says the teacher in his essay. – Now imagine their surprise when I tell them that my great-grandparents, along with other former soldiers and their families went with oxen two years through Central Russia, Siberia to the far East in Primorsky Krai. In heavy traffic conditions, people lived, loved, laughed, sang songs, and helped each other!”, – Elena describes the history of many Russian families.

Immigrants had to dig dugouts, uprooting dozens of trees, to establish kitchen gardens. As time went on, the settlers inhabit this wild land, built houses, a Church and school. “When the Great Patriotic war, great grandfather was already over 60. But he still couldn’t stay away, shares family memories of Russian language. Jacob served in the rear platoon: picked up ammo, ammunition, food on the front line. Surprisingly, love of life and courage helped him through this war to end!”.

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the Sons of Jacob also followed the example of his father and went to protect the Homeland. Nicholas fought in the infantry, and Peter (before the war worked as a teacher) – in artillery. “When a shell exploded next to uncle Peter, splinters hit him in the chest. In the hospital the most part have been able to carve, but small fragments as his life and bothered. He just died early. But have time in school to learn a few generations after the war, to give them a sense of respect and gratitude for the heroism of the people, to inculcate love of country,” says marochkina.

Elena marochkina sure, telling the students about the military generation of his family, it will give them even more respect for Russia. “They will know that the victory has got to us a heavy price and that Russian people are not hiding from the difficulties, he bravely overcomes!”, – she concludes.