Appeal to the past – to the «historical memory» – leads us to understanding the most important events of our own and public life. In different ways the same facts are interpreted in the memoirs, notes. In contrast to the biographies, the memoirs help us to open the spiritual world of the author, appreciate, albeit subjectively, the most important historical events, famous political and religious leaders produce; it makes the narrative emotionally, expressive, psychologically correct. Memories help us not only to break the usual stereotypes – historical, cultural, but also to offer a new look at the seemingly well-known to us the event.
memories, repression, concentration camps, Almazov, obnovlenchestvo (renovationism), Church History