Osip Mandelstam is one of the most outstanding writers of the twenties century, the author of numerous essays who also practiced as literary critic and translator. He was born in Warsaw in 1891.
Then his family left to Saint Petersburg where young Osip was out of the commercial school. Five verses in the magazine «Appolon» in 1910 were his first publication. Three years later, in 1913, he published his first book of poems «The Stone» (Russian «Kamyen»). In 1933, Mandelstam wrote the Stalin Epigram also known as the «Kremlin Highlander» that caused his arrest and deportation to Cherdyn׳ and then to Voronezh.
The deportation ended in 1937 but in 1938 Mandelstam was rearrested. Just after second arrest he was sent to the Far East to Vladivostok transit point, where he died on 27 of December 1938. Vladivostok became the first city where the monument to Mandelstam was installed.
The monument created by Valeriy Nenazhivin appeared at the square behind «Iskra» movie theatre and was victimized by vandals several times in a few years. In 2003 it was decided the monument to be replaced to the VSUES׳s square where it has been locating up to now. Osip Mandelstam was born on 15 of January. On this date his poems are recited in the VSUES׳s square and flowers are laid in front of the monument.
|Address:||Primorsky Krai, Vladivostok, Gogol St., 41, VSUES square|