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"On the Deafness of the Blind"

О глухоте слепых

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          And in this book, I intended to pay the most attention to "unhurried" journalism, thematically referring to its domestic branch, more precisely, its focus. However, events in the world, including in the USA (the BLM movement in Seattle and other cities), began to develop so rapidly that they had to “think” about the chronicle genre and the operational-journalistic presentation of material. The “retro” style also came to mind, but this is already with regards to Russia.  

         Why "retro"? Yes, because in our country, too, “old” problems are miraculously able to turn into “new” ones. In essence, remaining the same, it is precisely for this reason that they turn out to be topical and still relevant. However, a new misfortune has also declared itself, which, having gone beyond the borders of Russia itself, casts doubt on the existence of not only the Russian, but also the “Slavic world”. But she, having created a deadly funnel in February of this year, let's be honest, seethed in the bowels of the notorious "world" for decades...  

         Somehow imperceptibly, the domestic hypostasis was also reflected in the stories, which are placed in a separate section in the book. The stories, in turn, were “impatient” to share on “Notes and Observations”. And this is natural, because it is from notes and “notes on the cuffs” that the artistic form of literary narration is born. Without particularly worrying about preserving the boundaries of the genre as such, I, without deviating from what is called the “truth of life”, give stories and notes in an “impressionistic” key, which, in my opinion, is most capable of preserving the freshness of observations, preserving their authenticity and giving them life-like persuasiveness.  

        In a word, not only the subject, but also the presentation of the material here is strikingly different from my other books. This is the case when it is the content of a particular material that gives it form. I think this is how it should be, since it is the theme that finds for itself the guise that seems to be the most convincing and important. How successful this is is not for me to decide.



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        The book includes political analysis, journalism, essays, short stories and poems. And here the author analyzes the state of affairs in Russia, in the changing political and social realities.

            In the book, the thought runs like a red line: not only the government is responsible for the general sad state of affairs in the Country, but also the people, allowing themselves to be plunged into poverty and social lawlessness from year to year. The author is especially concerned not only about the declining status of the Russian language in the world, but also about its preservation in Russia itself. The Russian language is subjected to violent deformation, which, in fact, is supported by the media and carried out at the social and everyday level. The author believes that in this state of affairs, in a generation, Russian classical literature, including the works of Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, will be incomprehensible to the general reader. Withdrawal from the spiritual life of the people of its spiritual essence, the author believes, under the current conditions, will cast doubt on the need for the very existence of the "obsolete" Russian culture, which will lead to the cultural and historical annihilation of the Russian world as a global phenomenon.

         Being a professional sculptor and painter, the author offers the reader about fifty of his works in sculpture, painting and graphics. The author publishes his poems for the first time, since the music in the Word, which is poetry, allows you to feel and see being in a slightly different plane.

        From the author This book includes a number of articles that, for a number of reasons, have not been published. And those that were - only thanks to the courage of Yana Zhemoytelyte when she was the editor-in-chief of the Sever magazine. I will forever remain grateful to Yana - a principled and very gifted prose writer - for her professionalism and respect for the author's text.

        In addition to the political analysis of social problems and public relations, the internal relations of the country and the state, I consider the reasons for the fall of Russian linguistic culture and culture as such. We will also talk about the craving for everything “fashionable” that has become entrenched in Russia and the desire to “run ahead of the horse”, which, with the fall of a common culture in a short historical perspective, can take especially unsightly forms. The stories also flow into the same "author's channel". Also because, to one degree or another, they are autobiographical in nature. For example, in the stories "Victory Day" and "Abyss" I sometimes literally tell about the life of my loved ones, the saddest pages of which are intertwined with the life of the Country. At the same time, I put aside everything private and personal when I touch on issues and circumstances related to the historical troubles of Russia.

    It is hoped that the book will arouse the reader's interest in the subject under consideration. In order for the author's thought and attitude to the subject of analysis to be clearer, as in my previous books, I resort to "semantic graphics" that accentuate the thought. That, perhaps, is all. The text will tell you the rest.

Viktor Sirotin August 14, 2019

"Chains of Freedom"

Цепи свободы

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         Theme of the book: Destructive changes in the cultural and civilizational code of "man" in modern times.

         Purpose: To clarify the course of the non-evolutionary destruction of the personality of society and the concept of national statehood.

             Means: Analysis of the spiritual, cultural and historical experience of the leading states, with an emphasis on Germany and Russia.

          In the book, I examine the knots of contradictions that sometimes "knitted" for many centuries. The Great French Revolution (1789-1793) led to the development of new political qualities that determine the development of world history to the present. As a result of European revolutions, "liberation", and other wars, by the end of the 19th century. monarchies and aristocracy were overthrown, the life of Europe was changed, as well as the spiritual and intellectual elite in its true meaning.The conditional “program for organizing the world” declared itself in the first half of the 20th century. first in Russia (1917), and then in the course and immediate consequences of World War II.

            In this work, I question the time of the outbreak of World War II and its causes, consider the origin (after the end of the war) of "global" politics; I give a detailed, fact-based vision of the problems. I come to the conclusion that there was no Victory (especially the Great) in World War II. There was a Great Tragedy, the main victims of which were the USSR and Germany. The war marked an intermediate finale of modern history. After the “Victory”, the implementation of the program of “public consent” began, which, under the name of Globalization, is being carried out before our eyes. With the goal of warning against spiritual utilization and depersonalization of a person, I offer my own vision of historical events that, in a cause-and-effect relationship, are still beyond public attention.

       The book reveals the essence of the ideologies of each of the powers, designed to justify the local domestic and foreign policy, in which world events are interpreted in accordance with narrowly selfish, and sometimes false and historically hopeless concepts.

             I am making an attempt to reveal the cruelest means of erasing personality in relation to a person, the purpose of which, as in the distant past, is to achieve power by any means, that is, sacrificing the lives and souls of millions of people. Considering it important to preserve national existence by peoples who have declared themselves in historical life, I consider the main ideological diversions of the 20th century, namely: the substitution of concepts of morality and morality, the identification of fascism and Nazism, etc. Skillfully and artificially created confusion not only determined the vulnerability of the concept of family, fatherland, patriotism, but, having caused false forms of ideology, history and political science, cripples being itself. "Darkness" in these matters blocks the spiritual, cultural and historical development of peoples, dooming them to repeat the same mistakes...

"Great Evolvent"

Великая Эвольвента

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              The book traces the origins of chronic diseases of both the “national spirit” and the “nationalless body”, which, having deep roots in the distant past, most cruelly revealed themselves in modern history; the emphasis is placed on two aspects of the historical life of Russia, which predetermined the tragedy of its development, which is the unjustifiably hasty fan-shaped expansion of Muscovite Rus' to the northeast. The latter led to the confusion of a potentially great culture (personified by the Great Russians) with the existence of tribes that did not have a historical past, were incapable of political life and social arrangement. Subsequently, the Great Schism, having undermined the spiritual essence of the people, in its tragic development led to a break in the evolutionary path of Russia. Conclusions: 

         1) At present, Globalism, having "questioned" the historical life of peoples in the form of a cultural and national phenomenon, is ready to play the role of an executioner. Realizing "Nazism in reverse", "globalism" opposes the evolutionary path of society, human nature itself and world history, which has always declared itself specifically and targeted. Only with the preservation and development of any national culture can the world be a colorful mosaic integrity, as evidenced in the historical life of peoples by the most striking and humane phenomena of culture, science and art. 

           2) The historical existence of the state is not built by secondary means (successful politics or economic well-being), but by the harmony of the inner life of people in the Country. This means that any historical people (Russians in Russia, Germans in Germany, Englishmen in England, etc.) must be the self-aware center of the state (which is not found anywhere, and perhaps least of all in Russia). The absence of this kind of self-awareness deprives the state of historical, spiritual, cultural and economic support. The historical people themselves become political and social homeless, acquiring the qualities characteristic of a lumpen.

       I believe that as long as the forms of lies, elevated to the scale of state ideology, will determine the internal and external policies of the Countries, the problems of the internal and external life of peoples will only overlap each other, as in Russia, where Russians legally and constitutionally do not have their own state.

       General conclusion: In the state of affairs, when the indigenous people do not identify themselves with the Fatherland, because the Fatherland is not identical to the people, the Country has no prospects, and the State, losing its independent existence, disappears into history.

"Lermontov and Christianity"

Лермонтов и христианство

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Topic: Lermontov as a historical figure of the world scale. 

    Objective: To identify the significance of the personality and work of the poet in the context of Russian and European history and culture. 

              Objective: To study the phenomenon of Lermontov as a fact of spiritual and event history.

         Means: Analysis of the poet's work in comparison with the categories of his epoch; clarification of the connection of spiritual concepts with the religious and historical life of Russia and Europe.

          Brief justification and explanation of the main concepts of the work: "Lermontov and Christianity" consists of two parts. The book traces the poet's spiritual existence in the light of historical Christianity (Western Roman Empire, Byzantium, Europe).

           Christianity is analyzed because it is not some finite and constant value. As historical development reflects in creation, Christian civilization continues to change in forms that are important to evaluate.

      It is not until the beginning of the twentieth century that Christian civilization was recognized as a person. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century began to make attempts to define the poet's religiosity (S. Shuvalov, "Lermontov's Religion", 1914). In recent decades, works have appeared that analyze his work in the context of biblical history. But, being abstracts, they have a local character, for they do not cover the wide range of Lermontov's world.

    The tool of analysis is the consideration of faith (Christianity) in its applied hypostasis, as well as the contradictions of Christianity, which had already undergone strong internal and external changes before its adoption. Using the example of ancient Rome and Byzantium, the reasons for the deformation of faith in the face of political and social life are analyzed. This is done for the reason that Christian civilization exists not only as a spiritual institution, for it includes many civilizational components: literature, fine arts, music, etc. The second part of the paper analyzes the causes and forms of spiritual and psychological concepts of Lermontov the adolescent, which became the heart of his work. Emphasis is placed on the causes of the poet's mental and social isolation in the high secular society. Conclusions:

     1) Lermontov's creative being goes beyond the limits of literature itself. It still remains a mystery in its spiritual origins and psychological causes also because the poet is studied mainly as a master of the artistic Word. To solve the cumulative problems of the poet's creativity (including the visual hypostasis) requires the efforts of many specialists, of whom psychologists, theologians, philosophers, philologists, historians and the best analysts from cultural studies should be preferred. 

    2) As time passes, Lermontov's work becomes more and more relevant. And not only for Russia, but also for the rest of the world, as it touches upon problems that go beyond both the national and cultural existence of Russia. The historical life of the people in the Country and the State (I share these categories) with reliance primarily on human spirituality and moral values of cultural humanity remains important. Similar works: The book "Lermontov and Christianity" has no analog. Until the end of the XIX century. the poet was treated only as a brilliant follower of Byron, which was due to the lack of understanding of Lermontov (with the exception, perhaps, of V. Belinsky) as a person. Only in the early twentieth century attempts were made to define the poet's religiosity (S. Shuvalov, "Lermontov's Religion", 1914). In recent decades, works have appeared that analyze his work in the context of biblical history. But, being abstracts, they have a local character, for they do not cover the wide range of Lermontov's world.

"On the Scales of Timelessness"

На весах безвременья

           "The Twilight of Enlightenment" is the first book in the trilogy "On the Scales of Timelessness" created by the author. The style and language of the book reflects the undoubted influence of the author's profession - a sculptor and painter.

     With the help of the Word, the author creates amazingly lively coloristic panoramas that reveal the cultural and historical relationships between Russia and Europe. The events presented in an unexpected perspective, the relief-sculpted figures of figures of history and culture, with all the clarity and integrity of the author's position, live independently in a historical context.

           The study, dedicated to Heinrich Heine and Mikhail Lermontov, amazes with the unusual approach of V. Sirotin to their work, because it breaks the standard framework of literary canons. The bright originality of the author in comprehending world history, philosophy and spiritual life, the maturity and persuasiveness of his judgments cannot leave the readers of this multifaceted work indifferent.

      The first book by Viktor Sirotin is a bold and decisive step into Russian literature.

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Publications about creativity:

        1. “The exiled being or the “wonderful kingdom” of Mikhail Lermontov” (based on a report at an international conference in Moscow dedicated to M. Yu. Lermontov. Lermontov collection, Penza 2004). & nbsp;

         2. "Lermontov in the art of his time" (Inter. Conference 2005, Penza).             3. "Who is guilty? And what to do? Magazine "North", 2006, No. 5-6. 

         4. "The future of Russia is not in the hut", "North". 2007, No. 5-6. 

         5. "On the purity of language, honesty and the number of words." "North", 2008, 3-4. 

        6. "Strings of the Silver Age". "I am a Slavic singer Klyuev ...". Petrozavodsk, 2009. "Feathers of Seraphim" (about Lermontov the artist). Magazine "Our contemporary". 2009. No. 9.

          Since 1993, a number of journalistic articles have been published in national newspapers. 


    1. Magazine "Decorative Art of the USSR", Moscow, Author: Stanislav Ivanitsky. 1982

           2. The Art of the Medal book. A. V. Kosareva 1982 & nbsp;

           3. Newspapers and magazines of the period 1982-1991 

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