Elagin Nikolai( Spiritual Writer)
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Biography Elagin Nikolai
(1817 - 1891) - spiritual writer, the censor, a native of Kostroma province, he studied in 1 Cadet Corps. Appointed in 1848. censor in St. Petersburg, he was even in a very unfavorable for the literature being moved his petty captiousness, not devoid, however, the system. So, . example, . he would not say in the stories of duels on the grounds, . that the duel is prohibited in our law: the love scenes he allowed only if, . when they lead to a legal marriage, suicide is not permitted under any circumstances, . a crime, . condemned by the church and punishable by the Penal Code,
. In the works, . inhibited them, . Elagin treated in the most unceremonious manner, . not only crossing out all, . that he did not have to taste, . and pasting from a pious and patriotic thoughts, . even rewriting the content of stories, . changing the sad end of the story in a very prosperous,
. Villains and criminals could be in the story, but a sine qua non - to repent and mend or to obtain due to the law of retribution. Only the banners for the letter endorsed Yelagin to print without corrections. In 1857, Mr.. Elagin appointed officer on special assignments at the head office of censorship, and subsequently was a member of the Auditor-humane society. As a writer, . Elagin at one time brought a lot of rumors journalistic nature of the two books: "The spirit and achievements of monasticism for the Church and State" (St. Petersburg, . 1874) and "White clergy and its interests", . they issued, . but written by an anonymous author, . with the views which Elagin declared himself fully solidary,
. Monasticism for the author is the highest level of moral perfection. The second essay in the spiritual literature was hailed as "libel" and "blasphemy" to the clergy. Under his name Elagin printed: "Essay on the life of Prince P.A. Shirinsky-Shikhmatov "(Saint-Petersburg, . 1855), "The Life of Princess Orlova-Chesmenskaya" (Saint-Petersburg, . 1853), "Letters on the Christian life" (St.-Petersburg, . 1858), "The Life of his ilk in our Holy Father Tikhon, . Bishop of Voronezh, . chudotvortsa throughout Russia (St. Petersburg, . 1871 - for popular consumption, the same composition, . more lengthy, . issued to them earlier anonymous, . 2 nd Edition, . 1862), "Earthly life of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ" (St.-Petersburg, . 1871 - for popular consumption); "Belevskaya vivliofika,
. Collection of sites about the history and Beleva Belevsky County "(Moscow, 1858)," The first Christian martyrs in Lithuania "(" Journal of the Ministry of National Education ", h. XXXVIII); "Comparison of ancient charters and acts he. Vilna, Troquer, Kovno, and so on.