Valery Chekhomov 1, Olga Moiko 2, Irina Emelyanova 3
State Memorial Museum Reserve of D.I. Mendeleev and A.A. Blok (Solnechnogorsk, Russia);
1 Researcher at «Estate «Shakhmatovo»; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
2 Head of Estate «Capitana I.V. Tarakanova»; e-mail: email@example.com;
3 Head of scientific and educational department
«A CORNER OF PARADISE NEAR MOSCOW…» ESTATES BOBLOVO, SHAKHMATOVO, TARAKANOVO IN SOLNECHNOGORSKIY AND KLINSKIY DISTRICTS
The article is devoted to the professional activities of woman family members of the Beketovs and their contribution to the Russian culture and education. The family owned the estate in the suburbs «Shakhmatovo», which is considered to be the spiritual home of Alexander Blok. It›s a cultural thing, «nest» from which, in the figurative expression of S. Solovyov (second cousin of the poet), «the swan flew the new Russian poetry». The article describes the legacy left by the descendants of Elizabeth, Ekaterina, Maria Beketovs, Sofya and Alexandra Kublitskaya-Piottukh’s. This article contains information about the epistolary heritage of the family of Alexander Blok and the Beketovs with outstanding Russian scientists and writers.
From the estate of Captain Tarakanov are related important events in the life of Alexander Blok. Here, in the church of the Archangel Michael held his wedding with Lyubov Mendeleeva as reflected in the work of the poet. The article lists the artifacts stored in the estate and nearby museum institutions associated with this outstanding family.
Keywords: family Beketovs, A. Blok, education, translation, foreign literature, the church of the Archangel Michael, the research work in the museum reserve.