There is no need to introduce Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin in our country. The leader of the Soviet people is most aptly characterized by his own principle: "Healthy mistrust is a good basis for joint work." It didn’t matter to him that “healthy distrust” had blown millions of lives with the wind of repression
Pathography of Osip Mandelstam. The poet predicts his tragic fate: "I was born in an unreliable year - and the centuries surround me with fire"
Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury
Brilliant suicides of the Soviet Union. Vladimir Mayakovsky. The ability to create is the highest property of the psyche, but also the most vulnerable. Therefore, the frequency of suicidal attempts and suicides among creative individuals is not very surprising. Let's take the writers of the Soviet period as an example
Brilliant gamblers of Russia. Part 2. Vladimir Mayakovsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nikolai Przhevalsky - to whom would you give the palm among gambling geniuses?
Grandmaster Salo Flor said of outstanding chess players: "They are all the most normal crazy people." Consider world champions from this point of view
Brilliant suicides of the Soviet Union. Sergey Yesenin. The name of Sergei Yesenin (1895-1925) among readers is strongly associated with alcohol addiction. But the pathological structure of the poet's personality seems to be more complex
Ingenious drug addicts of the Soviet Union. Valery Bryusov
Ingenious drug addicts of the Soviet Union. Michael Bulgakov. Bulgakov's period of strong dependence on morphine was clearly defined in time. Once, "either in 1913 or in 1914," according to the writer's first wife, Bulgakov brought home cocaine and said: "We must try."
Brilliant schizophrenics of the Soviet Union. Part 1. Few people will be surprised by the fact that among genius people there are patients with various forms of schizophrenia. The originality of the thinking of such geniuses allows sometimes to achieve great success in the field of both art and science
Ingenious drug addicts of the Soviet Union. Leonid Brezhnev cannot be called a drug addict in the literal sense of the word. But among chemical addictions there is no less severe - drug substance abuse
Ingenious alcoholics of the Soviet Union. Part 3. We are publishing the third part of pathographic articles about famous Soviet poets and writers of the 20th century who suffered from an excessive addiction to alcohol. This time we will talk about Yuri Olesha, Alexander Tvardovsky and Vladimir Vysotsky
Ingenious alcoholics of the Soviet Union. Part 2. What amazing secrets are hidden in the life stories of Vasily Shukshin and Alexander Fadeev? How has alcohol influenced the work of these ingenious creators?
Ingenious alcoholics of the Soviet Union
The many-faced Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's father, although he was not seven spans in his forehead, constantly wrote something and composed poetry. But from everywhere, wherever he got a job, he was kicked out for professional unsuitability
A pathographic portrait of the writer Turgenev. Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818 - 1883) - Russian writer who had a significant impact on the development of world literature. What is the secret of this great writer? Do the personality traits of Turgenev have anything to do with his work?
"I am alive, you died." Philip Dick's patography. Philip Kindred Dick is one of the most influential American science fiction writers. He wrote 44 novels and 110 short stories. 17 films have been shot based on his works, including Blade Runner and Total Recall. However, not everyone knows how difficult he was in communication, and that the reason for this was addiction and illness
Shocking genius. Pathography of the poetess Zinaida Gippius
How did Ivan Goncharov's secret illness develop? Famous writer pathography
Isaac Newton. Secrets of the great scientist's genius. A simple listing of all his discoveries will take a lot of space, many of them are known to us from the school course. We will do something else - take a tour of the pages of the legendary life of a genius
Alexander Blok: an experiment on myself with a sad ending. Anna Akhmatova called him “the tragic tenor of the era”. How is the poet's genius connected with the peculiarities of his psyche?
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote the novel The Gambler, using his experience as a gamer, in six weeks to pay off gambling debts. He dedicated it to this destructive passion - a rare case in world literature of this level
The heredity of Nekrasov (1821-1877) is extremely peculiar. The poet's great-grandfather and grandfather lost several thousand souls of peasants at cards. Nekrasov also went to them
Let us recall some of the well-known exploits of the baron. For example, according to the "updated data" Munchausen pulled himself out of the swamp together with the horse not by the hair
One of the unexpected and carefully concealed aspects of the personality of the leader of the proletariat is revealed to us today in full. Was Vladimir Lenin a psychopath? The glossy image of the great leader, lacquered beyond 70 years of Soviet power beyond recognition, in the modern period begins to acquire vital features
The conventional wisdom that Venedikt Erofeev was a banal alcoholic and wrote a book about how a drunkard travels in a train is far from the truth. He portrayed drunkenness as the "norm of life" during the years of the ubiquitous idea and slogan "Sobriety is the norm of life." And paid for alcoholism with his own health
Sergei Donatovich Dovlatov (1941 - 1990) - Russian prose writer and journalist, whose fame arose after his emigration to the United States in 1978. In Russia, Dovlatov began to be published and filmed only after 1990. By birth, Dovlatov belonged to a narrow circle of the Leningrad literary and artistic elite
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) belongs to that small cohort of generally recognized geniuses who at all times have attracted the closest attention of scientists, including psychiatrists. Researchers have tried to examine the character traits of this "universal man" of the Renaissance through the thick of time. Numerous studies confirm that the genius has unique physical health and … mental abnormalities
Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) - French painter and one of the founders of Impressionism. Art historians admit that the title of his painting “Impression. Sunrise "was the designation of this famous trend in painting (in French" Impression "-" L`impression ")
The great Spanish artist Francisco Jose de Goya himself diagnosed his eccentricity in art, declaring publicly: “I am cursed. And the name of my curse is painting. " He went down in history as an artist who managed to show a person outside the environment. But in the personal life of a genius, everything turned out to be not so simple and magical
Leiba Bronstein was born on October 26 (November 7, new style), 1879 in the village of Yanovka, Kherson province. Psychopathic negativism in his character appeared early enough
In recent decades, a hypothesis has emerged linking the inventor Nikola Tesla with the devastating fall of the Tunguska meteorite. It is known that on June 30, 1908, Tesla carried out an experiment on the transmission of energy "through the air." His request to the US Library of Congress for maps of the "least populated parts of Siberia" was also recorded. But this is only one of the mysteries of the genius inventor. What kind of person was Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), to whom they are
“My life is a beautiful fairy tale, full of happy accidents,” said Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875), and he was absolutely right. It is difficult to imagine a happier life as a writer. From his youth, Andersen was surrounded by admirers and patrons of the arts, published his first book at the age of seventeen, “became a world superstar long before forty”, was friends with great writers and monarchs, spent his old age in glory and honor
There are writers known for one of their works. Everyone knows that Cervantes wrote the novel Don Quixote, and Alexander Griboyedov wrote the play Woe from Wit. When we recall the name of the American writer Jerome David Salinger (1919 - 2010), out of several dozen of his works, only one comes to mind - "The Catcher in the Rye"
The canvases of Hieronymus Bosch surprise with plots and details. Find out if this 15th century surrealist had a mental disorder and whether his genius is associated with it
According to his personal characteristics, Sergei Eisenstein was not an "armadillo", although his regalia are very impressive
Few will think that talent should be almost genetically associated with the unusualness of not only creativity, but also the psyche
The musical work of Ludwig Beethoven is recognized as one of the peaks in the history of world art. But how bleak was the life of a generally recognized genius