"To remain to Russian Federation — to spend life for fight against windmills"

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50 years ago Brodsky Joseph caused in the Leningrad department of visas and registration (DVR) and in a categorical form put before a choice: emigration from the USSR or "hot days". In June, 1972, without wishing to be again condemned, the poet forever left Soviet Union. As representatives of the Russian intellectuals, compelled to say goodbye to the homeland, described this decision and the feelings — in material newspaper "Kommersant". Composer Rakhmaninov Sergei Year of emigration: 1917 Photos: Photoarchive magazine "Ogonyok" / newspaper "Kommersant" "In 1917, in two weeks after coming to power of Bolsheviks, invited me to Stockholm on 10...