OPENING OF THE COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE TO THE POET PAVEL VASILYEV
The memorial plaque to the poet Pavel Vasilyev, whom Yevtushenko called "shot on takeoff", was solemnly unveiled in Moscow. He was shot in 1937, when the poet was 27 years old, and for a long time his works were banned. Now on Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street, on the house where Pavel Vasilyev lived, there is a memorial sign.
Its author - People's Artist of Russia Nikolay Selivanov - confesses: he immediately fell in love with Vasilyev's lyrics and began to create a portrait of the controversial romance only by his poems. Pavel Vasilyev was often compared with Esenin. The fabulous folklore in his lyrics was combined with history. He also dedicated his poems to the house, where a memorial plaque was opened today. These were the last lines of the poet, written in Lefortovo prison:
Moscow, 4th Tverskaya,
The one that's called Yamskaya.
Find house number 26 on it.
In it, sadly, there's apartment 10...
It's from his farewell poem. On July 16, 1937, Pavel Vasilyev was shot in Moscow.
Source: "Gulag State Museum of History"
Opening video - on Vesti-Moscow website