At the end of the year, the young, but ambitious singer Monetochka, aka Elizaveta Gyrdymova, surprised with the news of the wedding. The 22-year-old artist unexpectedly married music producer Viktor Isaev.
As the singer admitted to fans, she became the very girl from the class who jumped out to get married before anyone else. The lovers got married in Sochi, where the singer bought a house about a year ago.
“I got married,” Monetochka said briefly.
The singer’s colleague manager Maxim Gnu, in a conversation with MK, recalled how the romance between Victor and Elizabeth developed.
“As such, there was no wedding, the guys sealed the union in one of the Sochi registry offices, – said Maxim. – It is difficult to consider a wedding as a celebration now – let’s wait for the long-awaited post-covid times.
– Was it an office romance?
– At what point their creative cooperation has grown into a new level of relations is difficult to keep track of. Somewhere between their joint writing of the first and second albums of Coin. So, in a way, yes, this is an office romance.
– Who does the chosen one of Monetochka work with?
– It’s good that you paid attention to this moment. Indeed, Viktor is signed everywhere as a producer, which can somewhat disorient readers, since within the Russian music market the word “producer” has even a slightly negative connotation, and it is definitely not the same meaning as in the world understanding. Vitya, if you like, is a music producer, or better – a companion or co-author of Lisa. The guys write all the songs together, and Vitya is a producer, but in the sense of a music producer. That is, he is more likely Rick Rubin than Joseph Prigogine.
Singer Monetochka married a producer: wedding doubts
The term “resentment” has been known in science for a long time, since the time of Nietzsche. It means a feeling of hostility to what the subject considers the reason for his failures (“the enemy”), impotent envy, a painful awareness of the futility of attempts to raise his status in life or in society. In short, it is a deficiency syndrome.
Nietzsche considered ressentiment a feeling characteristic of the morality of slaves, who, by virtue of their position, cannot change anything in the world. When the world defies influence, slaves destroy it in their imaginations, radically deny its existence.
Obviously, we are a society of victorious ressentiment. The Internet era, with its worldwide openness, made it impossible to barely ignore the realities, but, in my opinion, gave birth to a hellish cocktail, which I would call digital resentment.
In this explosive mixture, both slaves of impotent envy of other people’s successes and slaves of numbers have found their niche. How, how do these, at first glance, such diverse phenomena merge in a single burst of “creative” energy?
This phenomenon requires detailed consideration. Moreover, he realizes himself, first of all, in the educational field. First of all, in accordance with his nature, he tries to burn out all living things, and in this he invariably succeeds. Examples are endless, but we will fix the fresh one.
The unique Institute of World Culture, founded by one of the last great humanitarians of the 20th century, Koma Ivanov (Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov), is living its last days. Only three years have passed since the day of his death, and the institute is living out its last days! Why is this so?
Coma Ivanov is a young friend of B. Pasternak who left wonderful memories of him, a polyglot, an expert in more than 36 languages. In 1958 he was dismissed from Moscow State University for disagreeing with the official assessment of Boris Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago and supporting the views of Roman Yakobson. According to one version, he was fired for “not giving hands to the literary critic Cornelius Zelinsky, who was especially actively involved in the persecution of Pasternak.” The dismissal decision was officially overturned as a mistake in 1988.
In 1959-1961 he was the head of the machine translation group at the Institute of Precise Mechanics and Computer Science, and the chairman of the linguistic section of the Scientific Council for Cybernetics of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich, like no one else, understood digitalization, for he participated in the creation of a computer that calculated the flights of Soviet spaceships. In fact, he is one of the founders of Russian informatization. An outstanding encyclopedist, a match for the titans of the Renaissance, he was the author of more than a thousand scientific papers recognized throughout the world.
At the same time, Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich was a man of great social temperament. During the years of perestroika, he became a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, director of the Library of Foreign Literature.
I met him in the eighties of the last century, when he, together with his father Alexander Menem, headed the society “Cultural Revival”, where I was assigned to be responsible for the work of the pedagogical section. The tact and modesty of this man did not cause surprise, since such are all bearers of true culture.
What has become objectionable to the brainchild of a truly outstanding scientist? Neither then, in the eighties, nor in modern times, did he hide his political views. Problems arose when a new political situation developed in the country, which Ivanov did not accept and more than once openly criticized the current government. Interest in him and his brainchild quickly cooled, although the Institute continued to work, publishing outstanding monographs, collections of articles and the periodical Anthropology of Culture under its own stamp. Now his brainchild is threatened with death.
But back to digital resentment. Strictly speaking, any fanaticism, whether it concerns traditional braces or figures, gives off slavery. The object of blind adoration is not essential. But digitalization is a powerful weapon that it was a sin not to use. The expression has already become a meme: whatever you make – you get a Kalashnikov assault rifle. This time, too, they are trying to use the figure as a tool of total control in the field of education.
They are trying to extend control to the holy of holies, to the content of education. The cover for the special operation is the “noble” concern for the preservation of a single educational space. To keep it in all cities and towns of the fatherland, a universal killer tool was invented – “Thematic frame”, where it is necessary to list the topics of study by subject, the sources used, and the number of hours allotted for their assimilation.
In the nude, cleared of ringing rhetoric, this educational skeleton should most likely look like this:
Two hours for a crime;
Two hours for punishment (I mean not a section of jurisprudence, but a novel by FM Dostoevsky);
Two hours on the earthworm.
A step to the right, a step to the left, as well as a jump up or to the side are considered as an escape from the domestic field of public education.
Teacher, as soon as you fell on it, be so kind as to sprout on it not wildly, but a culture neatly cut off and grafted by the state gardener. With the same success, you can set aside half an hour to study each sister from Chekhov’s play. And that’s the end of it.
Does it look unreal and even caricatured? “Who are you laughing at? You are laughing at yourself, ”the mayor of Gogol’s“ Inspector General ”proclaims. Later the same phrase was repeated by V.I.Lenin, ironically about the policy of trusting socialist revolutionaries to the capitalists and their government during the First World War. The leader of the world proletariat, I remember, promised the speedy construction of paradise on Earth. However, the Social Revolutionaries quickly felt the total control of the new government, which could not be compared with the royal oppression they hated.
But then the coveted gadgets were not in the hands of the Bolsheviks. Not like now! It is worth implanting this very “skeleton-skeleton” into an electronic journal, as the teacher will be forced to play according to the prescribed rules, since the electronic system will not accept any other variations. She will instantly signal the regulatory authorities about the slightest failures. Exaggeration of the control function is a fundamental mistake of those who are fighting to improve the quality of education. In fact, everything happens exactly the opposite. Excessive control kills quality.
Digital resentment is more powerful than Goethe’s Faust. The ending of the phrase, as you know, belongs to JV Stalin and refers to the assessment of M. Gorky’s story “Girl and Death”. The Generalissimo clearly understood a lot about the standardization and nationalization of education. Many people are still nostalgic for those transparent, like a teardrop of a Komsomol member, times when all teachers, without exception, knew what and how to teach. Flag in their hands.
But for some reason, it seems to me that digital ressentiment brings certain death to an innocent girl named culture.
What a wonderful country we were shown for the New Year! So peaceful, tolerant. There, everyone is happy to switch to even Ukrainian, even to Georgian, sing songs that Poroshenko, Zelensky and Saakashvili listened to in their childhood with gold, sweetly falling asleep. Moreover, we now have our own Odessa, and not one! In this beautiful country, the highest representatives of the authorities sit on KVN and laugh at themselves. And the students, so cheerful and resourceful, and where are they grown? These are not students, but some walking along with their innocent, affectionate jokes. Even in this country, a great songwriter appeared, whose hits our pop music is just happy to perform. But first about the good.
Oh, how Odessa experts, fans of Zhvanetsky, liberals of the whole world attacked this film!
Odessa is not the same, the reprise is not the same, it was impossible to shoot them, you just need to listen to Zhvanetsky. And if not Zhvanetsky, then the blessed memory of Raikin, Kartsev and Ilchenko, to whom Zhvanetsky gave his immortal humor. The words “vulgarity”, “haste”, “sunset” sounded.
All the bumps flew at the director Sergei Ursulyak. He was also avenged for his recent TV series “Bad Weather”, which he shot about “Afghans” and about our life. Advanced creative people thought that Ursulyak was ours, and he turned out to be not theirs, but his own.
But these are details. They did not understand anything, his critics. We didn’t see (didn’t want to see!) That thinnest fabric of Odessa color, which was embroidered by Ursulyak from Zhvanetsky. At first, by a sinful deed, I also thought that Zhvanetsky, like, for example, Dovlatov, was not translated into the language of cinema, or, like Pushkin, was not translated into foreign languages. But after…
The whole composition is so delicate, and each plot flows into the next, as if complementing it. And so, bit by bit, bit by bit, the same diversity of the eternally mocking, but never surrendering to the enemy, port city, the hero-city was created. And gradually meanings, half-hints, allusions appear. No, they don’t joke like that, they talk like that. These songs of the 70s here and there seem to set off the whole absurdity of Soviet Odessa life, its poverty, hypocrisy and the extraordinary charm of life.
That’s why Ursulyak was needed, one of the most intelligent and sensual Russian directors. Zhvanetsky is his man, and he knows how this Aesopian language of an ironic sage is deciphered.
For my taste, this kind of work with great artists (Makovetsky, Mashkov, Khamatova, Kryuchkova, Zolotovitsky … sorry if I missed anyone) will eventually become a classic of Russian TV, well, like Old Songs about the Main. And it will be possible to twist it for many, many years. It happens with many masterpieces, at first they are not understood.
And Odessa … Yes, there is no such Odessa anymore. This Odessa of the past or the future. Odessa Zhvanetsky. In this fabulous, fictional Odessa, the House of Trade Unions and people burning alive are impossible. In it, everyone loves everyone, even if they quarrel strongly. And so be it!
Voznesensky was: “Take Lenin off the money!” It’s easier for me: remove the “Song of the Year” already. Do you see what it has become?
This is laughter through tears, circus tent. I would have been angrier, wrote “parade of freaks,” but I’m kind today.
What are these songs, where did they come from? And who is listening to them? Well, no, people are sitting, a full hall, singing along, clapping. Where did they get them from? Or is this stormy, prolonged applause in the spirit of delight superimposed specifically on TV as a background?
Against this background, they, singers and singers, of course, are heroes, I can no longer see them. All the same clip performs faceless howls, robotic songs, plastic songs, artificial selection. And the masses are delighted with this wretched provinciality, praising each other, rewarding people themselves.
How we waited for “Song of the Year” in the USSR! Yes, I will now play an ancient old man on a blockage, for whom the water was wetter, and the grass was greener, and the girls were more beautiful. I don’t know about the girls, but the songs … As we waited for them, almost every one. And how they waited for Tolkunova, Senchina, Zykina, Rotara (no, she still has everything ok), Pugacheva, Piekha, “Syabrov”, “Verasov”, “Pesnyarov” … And Kobzon with Leshchenko and Magomayev. And in the hall sat Frenkel, Shainsky, Pauls, Fradkin, Mokrousov, standing up and bowing with dignity. And Migulya was, and Martynov, and Reznik with Dementyev, and Pakhmutova with Dobronravov.
And now one confusion instead of music.
She is getting younger and younger. God, what will she get to? Little Sophie is our Benjamin Button.
Look at some “Song-75”, there is also little Sophie, and compare it with the current one. Now she looks even brighter, fresher. Maybe it’s a matter of the wonders of television or plastic — it doesn’t matter. As the French say: after 40 years, everyone is responsible for their own face, and Sofochka, apparently, is still far from 40 until she’s 40. So she doesn’t answer.
Through Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Kravchuk, Kuchma, Yushchenko, Yanukovych, Zelensky, Putin, through the Soviet Afghan and the Ukrainian ATO, Sofochka again got to us at Ogonyok. Say what you like, but she is our bond, spiritual bond. Melancoly, you know, is a duolche melody. Well that’s it!
Old songs about the main thing
Again the New Year, and we, as always, are waiting for the old Soviet cinema. A movie that won’t change us.
And there is no other! “The Adventures of Shurik”, “Ivan Vasilyevich …”, “Office Romance”, “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”, “Irony of Fate …”, of course. And also from “Hello, I’m your aunt!” to “D’Artagnan” and “Sherlock Holmes”. The youngest of these films is over 30 years old.
Here’s to you, grandmother, and stagnation, here’s the “damned Soviet past.” And how they knew how to joke and laugh at themselves, and wink, seek and find meanings! How they knew how not to finish speaking, so much so that everyone, everyone, everyone understood.
Once Leonid Parfenov was scolded into dust that he came up with “Old songs about the main thing”, but so talentedly, but with such love. Here, they said, it betrays nostalgia for the obsolete past, for the USSR, rolls out of the grave of Stalin and other communists. But how can you not love the past, you cannot order your heart. What passes will be nice.
And what – to love these, today’s ?! Yes, they have nothing to show, to justify everything. There is nothing to cover. All the best, at least in a cultural sense, remained in the distant scoop, despite even the terrible and stupid censorship. The heroes are not you, but Ryazanov, Gaidai, Danelia, Sergey Bondarchuk, Menshov and many, many others. We wait for them every New Year, and on March 8, and on Russia Day. They are with us.
On November 11, the Ministry of Education and Science published an order, according to which all universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which are subordinate to the department, must switch to distance learning by February 6. Meanwhile, most of the students of the St. Petersburg Mining University still continue to study in full-time format. At the same time, the rector of the university announced to the students that there is no coronavirus epidemic in the city.
Students were allowed to switch to an individual plan with remote classes at their own request. However, no one is in a hurry to do this, since all the remote workers will have a mark in their diplomas that some of the subjects were listened to only in theory. Subsequently, such a label can cause problems with employment.
On November 13, Moscow and St. Petersburg universities, subordinate to the Ministry of Education, switched to distance learning, but students of the Mining University in St. Petersburg continue to attend classes. Students of the university and their parents tried to knock on all authorities in order to achieve the transition to remote work, but in a week the situation did not get off the ground.
– On November 14 we had a meeting with the rector Vladimir Litvinenko, says second-year student Alexander. – He said in plain text that there is no epidemic in the city, movements are not limited, so nothing interferes with full-time study.
To numerous requests from students and parents for transferring to a remote location, the rector replies that all security measures at the university are observed. In fact, even the temperature at the entrance is measured every other time, many do not wear masks, there is a crush in the wardrobe, some of the students come to classes with obvious signs of SARS.
Two of our teachers have already died from coronavirus in the fall, students become infected with the virus every week, while classmates in contact with them continue to attend classes. We have already applied to all authorities, including Governor Beglov and the Ministry of Education and Science, but nothing has changed. Although, of course, there are students among us who are quite satisfied with the preservation of full-time education.
Officially, the management of the Mining University suggested that all students who do not want to study full-time in the current situation should switch to an individual training plan. The problem is that the rector announced that in the supplements to the diploma, students who have chosen this format will have a note stating that they have completed only a theoretical course in a number of subjects. At the same time, in the future, this may affect employment, since in the engineering field of activity specialists with practical skills are valued.
“It is this mark in the diploma that stops many students from switching to an individual plan,” says Maxim, a 4th year teacher. – In addition, in this case, you will need to leave the hostel within 3 days.
On the one hand, I understand the rector’s desire to keep the full-time format, because we have a lot of practical classes. But, on the other hand, there is an official order and its implementation is important, including for the health of teachers, among whom there are many elderly people.
The problem, apparently, is also that the university does not have a normal distance learning base, and nothing has changed over the summer. In the spring, we did not have full-fledged remote classes, the teachers simply sent assignments, and we did them ourselves, we did not receive a response from some teachers for weeks.
The press service of the Ministry of Education and Science confirmed to us that they are aware of the problem, now work is underway to resolve it, following which the issue of possible sanctions against the educational institution will be decided.
“The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the hotline of the Situation Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia receive applications from students of the St. Petersburg Mining University regarding the transfer of students to distance learning in accordance with the order.
In order to objectively and comprehensively consider applications, the Ministry sent a request to the University to provide information on the transfer of students to distance learning, as well as regulatory documents governing this process.
After receiving and considering the official response of the University, as well as the analysis of the regulatory documents of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, if necessary, measures will be taken to comply with the order of November 11, 2020 No. 1402 “On measures to reduce the risks of the spread of a new coronavirus infection in educational institutions of higher education” – explained “MK” in the department.