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Larisa G. Zhukhovitskaya
Larisa G. Zhukhovitskaya, Research Engineer, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
In March 1928, a group of young poets and novelists — Russian emigrant’s in Paris — congratulated A. M. Gorky with his 60th birthday. The creative union included Vadim Andreev, Boris Bozhnev, Bronislav Sosinsky, Vladimir Pozner, Aleksandr Ginger, Boris Poplavsky, etc., was known for two issues of the miscellany “Poem. Poetry and Poetic Criticism” published in Paris in 1928. Congratulation on the anniversary became a protest against the campaign that was developing in the emigrant press, condemning Gorky for changing his position with regard to Soviet Russia. For a part of the Russian emigration, Gorky’s name and authority became a symbol of the new Russia, the embodiment of the hope of a return regardless of political changes. Many years of friendly and creative relations connected Gorky and Vladimir Posner, who did not disconnect from the literary world of Soviet Russia. Gorky supported Vadim Andreev in his desire to return to his homeland. This is evidenced by the letters of Vadim Andreyev, kept in the Gorky Archive. The return to Russia became a reality for Bronislav Sosinsky.
Keywords: Gorky, Archive of Gorky, Vadim Andreyev, Bronislav Sosinsky, emigrant press.