A monument dedicated to the famous statesman of the 18th century was opened in the north of the Moscow region
In the Solnechnogorsk district of the Moscow region, on the territory of the former Boldino estate, an opening ceremony was held for a monument dedicated to one of its former owners - an outstanding statesman of Russia and one of the first historians of our country, Vasily Nikitich Tatishchev.
This year has become a “shock” for perpetuating the memory of this wonderful person. Just a few months ago, the construction of a unique specially equipped Tatishchevskaya trail was completed in the Moscow region, which now allows anyone to visit the burial place of the famous Russian figure of the 18th century in an old churchyard that was practically inaccessible before. And now a bronze monument to Vasily Nikitich has appeared nearby. Such attention to this historical figure now is by no means accidental. After all, in 2023 the 300th anniversary of one of the largest and most important cities in our country, Yekaterinburg, is celebrated, and V.N. Tatishchev is the founder of this capital of the Urals.
Vasily Nikitich spent the last years of his life in his Boldino estate near Moscow, which Peter I himself granted to his father Nikita Alekseevich Tatishchev for his good service near Azov in 1697. It was here that his largest works “Russian History” and “Collection of Laws of Ancient Russians” were created.
Monument to V.N. Tatishchev was installed by the Russian Military Historical Society on the territory of the square of the ancient Tatishchev estate. The opening ceremony was attended by Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Russian Military Society Vladimir Medinsky, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region Lyudmila Babushkina, as well as the great-granddaughter of the hero of the occasion in the ninth generation Marianna Tatishcheva.
In their speeches, they all noted the enormous importance that Vasily Tatishchev’s activities had for the development of our country.
“If it weren’t for this man, our Urals would probably be somehow different,” emphasized Lyudmila Babushkina.
The author of the monument, sculptor Valeria Malysheva, depicted Vasily Tatishchev during the heyday of his creative activity. The historian is holding a book in his hands - a volume of the history of Herodotus. This is by no means the imagination of the creator of the monument. It is reliably known that such a book was in the library of Vasily Tatishchev; he used it at the early stage of work on his largest work, “Russian History.”
“The sculpture has a great resemblance to the surviving lifetime images of the great Russian figure,” explained the RVIO. – In the same way, Tatishchev’s clothes were reproduced with great accuracy. To achieve this, Valeria Malysheva, having started work, consulted with historians and costume experts.
In the future, visitors to Boldin will be able to see the buildings of the Tatishchev estate next to the monument. Since the early 1980s, it has been abandoned and over the past several decades has fallen into deplorable condition. Now the Russian Military Historical Society is engaged in the restoration of this architectural complex. Thanks to his efforts, the old landscape park has already been landscaped - comfortable paths have been laid here, lanterns and benches have been installed for visitors.
“Come here in two and a half years,” Vladimir Medinsky addressed those gathered at the opening ceremony of the monument, “and you will not recognize these places, which until recently were in a completely neglected state.”