The Fantastic Story how Gogol won the Crimean War

The Fantastic Story how Gogol won the Crimean War

Pletnev, impressed by the relationship between Pushkin and Sobolevsky, gave up his university career and took up the finances of Gogol.

When the Crimean War began, Gogol lived in Rome, ironized over literary ill-wishers, did not see any visions, did not speak with either Smirnova or Archpriest Matthew Konstantinovsky, did not burn any of his works, but wrote what he considered necessary.

The war did not go at all as expected.

But Gogol quickly wrote the fifth part of Dead Souls, and everyone understood where the legs were growing from.

Everyone have understood from where the legs were growing, and Nikolay Pavlovich had to appoint Nakhimov Chancellor, and Kornilov Vice Chancellor.

Among other things, measures had to be taken to free the army from thieves and ballast ...

The war quickly ended in a truce for thirty years - that is, in a draw.

Nikolay Pavlovich prepared an order on the dismissal of Nakhimov and Kornilov (and why are they needed?).

But Kornilov had just begun maneuvers - the horse corps advanced towards St. Petersburg. The situation was slightly different from the December 1825, and Nikolay Pavlovich read the fifth part of Dead Souls before the night sleeping, and the next morning he hid the draft of the order in a  box of long time.

Nakhimov and Kornilov transformed the General Staff into a government, held a referendum on the constitution, established a constitutional monarchy, and after the elections to the State Duma and the formation of the new government resigned.

Sergei Witte grew up and became the prime minister. Witte appointed Grigorovich Minister of Culture. Grigorovich began to find out whether a monument to Gogol's fellow practitioner Nestor Kukolnik was established in Taganrog. Incidentally, an information came about the  Chekhov family choir from Taganrog. Grigorovich loved to support cultural endeavors. The eldest Chekhov was given an order and a pension - let they sing.

However, Anton Chekhov showed literary talent. He, among other works, wrote the story "A Man in a Railway Carriage" about Garin-Mikhailovsky.

Witte became interested. He found out who this Mikhailovsky and invited Mikhailovsky to talk. Mikhailovsky came with a portfolio of projects.

Witte listened, listened, but time is precious. Who will do other things? Too many ideas and projects ... Witte appointed Mikhailovsky Minister of Railways.

The Great Siberian Railway and the CER were quickly built. Instead of war, negotiations began with the Japanese (they are still ongoing).

Things went well. In 1941, Prince Gagarin made the world's first space flight. Looking out a window of the spacecraft, he read from Gogol "Russia, where are you rushing ...". Korolev on the radio joked: "To Mars ...". "Isn't this a lightning cast from heaven?" - Gagarin answered with the words of Gogol. "Report the situation!" - Korolev switched to a serious tone, - "We will read Gogol after the flight."

September 18, 2019 20:48

Translation from Russian into English: September 18, 2019 21:40.
Владимир Владимирович Залесский “Фантастический рассказ как Гоголь выиграл Крымскую войну”.