Rich diversity of the forms and uniqueness of the ideas, beauty of the expressed and inimitable talent, greatness of the size and inexhaustible inner energy… Russian culture truly seems an infinite valley in blossom on world civilization. It is a whole galaxy with millions of shining stars – geniuses whose works conquered the Universe.
Whatever misfortune struck Russian art workers, whatever tests - famine, emigration, and persecutions - fell to their lot, very often, only continual desire for creation granted them with recovery, let them piously believe in a bright future of Russia, and in their families’ happiness.
Through long years of formation during the social fracture towards momentary “flashes” of success with inevitable waves of general “calm” – such a thorny path Andrei Terentievich Gubin had to overcome. The writer, humanist, poet, thinker of XX century, member of the Writers’ Union of the USSR, laureate of Sholokhov award was, most importantly, a man sincerely in love with life… A small but bright “star” of his talent left lasting creative track in the life of Stavropol region and all national culture.
Childhood. Among people. Universities. Andrei Gubin, who absorbed the magic of the Russian language with his mother’s milk, was thought of as “special” and “distinguished,” since his birth. At the age of 9, he surprisingly managed to get a book that had been brought to the streets on the outskirts of Essentukskaya village. The republished version of four-century novel written by François Rabelais, “Gargantua and Pantagruel,” was destined to become a guide to science for the young Cossack.
Later, being the proofreader and correspondent for the local newspaper “Iskra” when applying to the Faculty of Scriptwriters at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography on the editor’s recommendation, Gubin was happy to use wise advice from the monk-atheist Rabelais. The young man conquered the admission committee by reciting Gargantua’s long letter to his son about intergenerational continuity and sciences utility: “My hoary age flourishes in your youth…”
The future writer experienced the magnetic force of knowledge on his own practice. Like Lev Tolstoy, Andrei Terentievich had notebooks where he wrote about his impressions; observations of life which he tried to understand as thoroughly as Maksim Gorky.