Giardini di Augusto
Pisałem już o tym jak wykuwała się ruska stal, ale przypadkowo natknąłem się na bolszewicką kontynuację tego zjawiska. Chodzi mi tu o słynne Giardini di Augusto na Capri (przed I WŚ, ulubionej wyspie bogatych pederastów), które początkowo nazywały sie Ogrody Kruppa**:
„The gardens was established by the German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp in the early twentieth century to build his mansion in Capri. Initially the gardens took on the name of „Krupp Gardens”, a title held until 1918, when the gardens were renamed „Gardens of Augustus”, the title they are known as today. The gardens, designed in terraces overlooking the sea, can be considered a testament to the rich flora of the island of Capri, with various ornamental plants and flowers such as geraniums, dahlias and brooms.
In the gardens there is a monument to Vladimir Lenin, one of the few of its kind in Italy, created in 1968, after the approval of a municipal resolution, by the Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzu to which the Soviet Embassy in Italy commissioned the work. The monument, consisting of several 5 meter high blocks of marble, is located in the gardens in front of the house of the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, who hosted Lenin there in 1908.”
Biedny Gorki wylądował na Capri jakoby dla poratowania zdrowia, które to zdrowie widocznie także reperowali i Łunaczarski i Lenin – po angielsku to się zowie „Capri Years”:
„From 1906 to 1913, Gorky lived on the island of Capri, partly for health reasons and partly to escape the increasingly repressive atmosphere in Russia. He continued to support the work of Russian social-democracy, especially the Bolsheviks and invited Anatoly Lunacharsky to stay with him on Capri. The two men had worked together on Literaturny Raspad which appeared in 1908. It was during this period that Gorky, along with Lunacharsky, Bogdanov and Vladimir Bazarov developed the idea of an Encyclopedia of Russian History as a socialist version of Diderot’s Encyclopedia.”
Na dokładkę, przez 2 lata Gorki mieszkał w willi noblisty z 1901, Emila von Behringa – takie to były czasy…
**) „On 15 November 1902 the Social Democratic magazine Vorwärts claimed in an article that Friedrich Alfred Krupp was homosexual, that he had a number of liaisons with local boys and men and that his fondest attachment was to Adolfo Schiano, an 18-year-old barber and amateur musician.”