A collection of works by Nikita Struve “Meeting with Russia” was published in the Moscow publishing house “Russian Way”
The Moscow publishing house “Russian Way” saw the release of a large collection of works by Nikita Alekseevich Struve “Meeting with Russia Above” – the first fundamental publication after the death of a remarkable educator, publicist, publisher.
N. Struve and A. Solzhenitsyn / Photo from the DRZ website
Today, when almost five years have passed since the death of Nikita Alekseevich, his inestimable value for Russian culture of the twentieth century is clearly emerging. The person who first published “Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulgakov, “Chevengur” by Andrei Platonov, “Memoirs” by Nadezhda Mandelstam, poems by Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam. The books that are found in many are based on the Russian public consciousness. Editor-in-Chief of Vestnik RSHD, a magazine that has become an epoch in Russian history. For almost half a century, these issues literally sounded the alarm, telling that in the USSR readers believe and get acquainted with the great heritage of Russian religious philosophy of the Silver Age and emigration.
And, of course, today, not everyone who, leaving the Taganskaya (Koltsevaya) metro station, sees the sparkling center “House of the Russian Diaspora named after Alexander Solzhenitsyn”, knows what a big role Nikita Alekseevich met in his presence. Many priceless relics returned thanks to his tireless work can now visit the Museum of the Russian Diaspora. And a number of provincial libraries in Russia acquired separate book collections, because these gifts are fragments of Nikita Alekseevich and Viktor Aleksandrovich Moskvin.
The new book, prepared by Struve’s faithful comrade-in-arms, the current editor-in-chief of Vestnik RSHD, Tatiana Viktorova, and Natalya Likvintseva, a writer on the history of Russian emigration, is good because it shows the versatility of the life of Nikita Alekseevich, this natural man of the Renaissance.
It is called “Meeting with Russia”, because Nikita Alekseevich, who lived and serves his territory, the Motherland of all life, ended up in Russia only in September 1990, when an exhibition of YMCA-Press publications opened at the Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow. This event brought together the huge role of the archive, which was still underestimated in the emancipation of Soviet society during the perestroika era, by the singer-songwriter, historian-avist, employee of the House of Russian Abroad (DRZ) Viktor Leonidov.
Much in this book is dedicated to Alexander Isaevich Solzhenitsyn.