How it was 19.09.1998 (1998)

Telecast №74759, 1 part, duration: 0:37:57
Production: VID
Anchor:Shklovsky Oleg


Verdict to Joseph Brodsky. The trial of the poet in 1964.

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The program is dedicated to the court session, following which was sentenced the expulsion of the future Nobel laureate, poet Joseph Brodsky from Leningrad for a period of five years with mandatory involvement in labor.


The Nobel prize-giving ceremony to Joseph Brodsky in Stockholm in 1988.

Photos from the trial held in Leningrad (now St.

Petersburg) in the building club on March 13, 1964 over the poet Brodsky, accused of parasitism.

Sergei Shultz talks about his acquaintance with Brodsky.

Characterizes him as an inquisitive person who has an inquisitive mindset.

Sergei Shultz, together with Brodsky, witnessed the trial of Alexander Umansky.

During the search, he had confiscated all photographs and negatives, manuscripts of Brodsky's and Sergei Shultz's poems, and also a printed copy of the novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago.

Oleg Shklovsky in the studio reads a fragment of an article published under the heading "Around-literary drone", published in the newspaper "Vecherny Leningrad" in 1963.

a fragment of an interview with one of the authors of this article - Mikhail Medvedev.

Yakov Gordin speaks of the existence in Leningrad of a multitude of informal literary circles.

But, according to him, the persecution of Brodsky was a planned and planned action.

"The Leningrad Newsreel" in 1962.

Editorial board of the journal "Neva".

The typewritten office; illustrations for articles.

Interview with Sergei Voronin, editor-in-chief of Neva magazine.

He speaks of the party's demands for writers.

Yakov Gordin talks about the ideological meetings of political correctness that Jacob Lerner conducted with Brodsky, who, he said, was trying to make a man out of Brodsky.

Later, the poet called him "the black godfather."

Newsreel "News of the Day", 1964.

The trial of Yakov Katz.

He is accused of parasitism.

Speech by Soviet citizens who condemn this behavior.

A verdict is read out.

After the first court hearing, Brodsky was sent for examination to a psychiatric clinic.

The medical report was drawn up in a form that satisfies the court.

Yakov Gordin describes the situation at a subsequent court session.

On the impressions that each of the participants made, after the announcement of the verdict.

49 writers signed a petition to protest this meeting.

After the statement of Jean-Paul Sartre, who spoke in support of the Soviet poet, followed the session of the Supreme Court, according to which the sentence was reduced to the prisoner and Brodsky was allowed to return to the northern capital.

Nikolai Yakimchuk and Sergei Balakirev talk about their meetings with prosecutors in Brodsky's case.

Fragment of the film "The Black Godfather".

Fragments of the interview with Jacob Lerner.

Oleg Shklovsky in the studio read out the official response received by the television company VID, after applying to the FSB of the Russian Federation for assistance in organizing the shooting of the program.

In accordance with the document, "... there is no documentary material regarding Joseph Brodsky in the archive of the FSB of Russia for St.

Petersburg and the Leningrad Region."

Sergei Shultz tells how he got access to the documents fixing the interrogations that were conducted with him and Joseph Brodsky.

In particular, the archives contain those Brodsky poems, which he had once confiscated during the search.

Mikhail Kozakov about his acquaintance with the poet's work, about meetings with Brodsky.

He reads Brodsky's poems.

On July 26, 1989, by a decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the RSFSR, the case against Joseph Brodsky was terminated due to the absence of administrative offenses in the actions of Brodsky.


Shultz Sergey is a professor at St. Petersburg State University. Gordin Yakov - literary critic, editor of the magazine "Star", a friend of Joseph Brodsky. Yakimchuk Nicholas - the author of the script for the documentary film "The Black Godfather". Balakirev Sergey - the director of the documentary film "The Black Godfather". Kozakov Mikhail - actor of theater and cinema, director, producer.

Calendar: 19.09.1998

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