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What relation Tatyana Yakovleva had to cars and V. Mayakovsky?

Tatyana Yakovleva, unlike Lilya Brik, did not dream to drive a car. But it nevertheless had some relation to cars.

In - the first, it had the granddaughter to Evgeny Aleksandrovich Yakovlev (1857 - 1898) , to the creator of the first Russian internal combustion engine and the first Russian car. And in - the second, her uncle, the artist Alexander Evgenyevich Yakovlev (1887-1938) , became known in France thanks to participation in two automobile run of all-terrain vehicles “Citroen - Kegress“: trans-African, “black“, and in trans-Asiatic, “yellow“.

Yakovlev long since served on fleet. But Alexander Evgenyevich changed traditions. In eighteen years it came to Academy of Arts. A. E. Yakovlev received the diploma about the termination of this educational institution only in 1913. Not because all these years idled. Just opposite. Since 1906 it lacked time for study. Yakovlev professionally worked as the artist in the St. Petersburg magazines and since 1909 began to participate in art exhibitions.

Then already became fashionable to paint pictures in an impressionistic manner. But it would be possible to call Alexander Yakovlev`s pictures neoclassical. Mad violence of paints on them was not, Yakovlev diligently traced human figures and objects. Therefore - to academicians of his picture it were pleasant to old-fashioned teachers.

Summer of 1917 A. E. Yakovlev was sent at the expense of the Russian Academy of Arts to the countries exotic: to Mongolia, to China and to Japan. Travel took two years. But after its termination it became clear that to give the account on a trip to the Far East there is nobody. And there is no place to live, actually. In Petrograd did not wait for the artist, and in 1919 A. Yakovlev settled in Paris. His exotic pictures from east life drew attention. In 1924 Alexander Evgenyevich was included in crew of trans-African motor rally which was prepared by Citroen firm, as the artist. In 1926 upon termination of this nice run of A. E. Yakovlev awarded the order the Honourable legion. In 1931-1932 he participated in the second motor rally of Citroen firm, through all Asia: from Damascus to Vietnam.

A. E. Yakovlev was an emigrant. But for some reason in the Soviet Russia as his enemy did not consider. In 1928 in Leningrad in halls of Academy of Arts the exhibition of its works took place. And a little earlier, in 1925, the Soviet authorities allowed to leave to Paris to his niece, Tatyana Yakovleva. Tatyana was born in Penza and, having lived nineteen years there, already well knew sense of the Soviet words “ruin“, “exploiter“ and “ration“. What is tuberculosis, she too already knew. So be not found the Parisian uncle who not only pulled out the niece to France, but right there sent it for treatment to Nice, the irreplaceable loss would be caused to the Soviet literature. Generations of the Soviet school students so also did not learn what is true love. And so V. Mayakovsky taught them to bases proletarian “Kama - sutra“:

To love -
it means:
in depth of the yard
to run in
and till night of rooks,
shining the axe,
to cut firewood,
with force
- x years this method of sublimation of sexual desire showed

at the beginning of 1980 to the Soviet cinema-goer A. Celentano in the movie “Taming of Obstinate“.

As it is necessary to the poet, Mayakovsky fell in love with the new acquaintance without memory. And right there began to call Tatyana Yakovleva to leave together with it to Moscow and to participate in construction of socialism. Tatyana Yakovleva did not hurry to respond on these appeals. But while things are being decided, helped the Soviet poet to choose the inexpensive and nice car, four-cylinder “Renault - NN“ 6 hp

at the end of December, 1928 the car by train went to Moscow, to V. V. Mayakovsky. And Tatyana Yakovleva remained in Paris. To considerable sincere simplification of Lilya Brik. And to own happiness too, we will notice. Because otherwise it is hard to say in what Abakan its course of life would come to the end.