The artist's father died at the age 51. His name was Alexey Nikolaevich. He suffered many years from multiple sclerosis. This terrible incurable disease makes human bodies disable. All his relatives and friends left him. The only person who didn't leave him was his daughter Lena Hades. She was at this time 13 years old teenager.  Her father could not move his arms and his legs at all, he was totally immobilized by his disease. On January, 17, 1985, he died. The music he heard before his leaving this world was Adagio in G Minor by Tomaso Albinioni and the Alegretto of 7th symphony by Beethoven,  it is a tragic coincidence but the Italian composer Tomaso Albinoni died on January, 17 too.
 
Aleksey Nikolaevich was extremely good and intelligent person and a talented chess player and the best father of the world. Another sad coincidence - Aleksey Nikolaevich's favorite American chess player Bobby Fischer died on January, 17, 2008, 23 years later. 
 
 

 

 

Aleksey Nikolaevich's native land --
Kostroma region, Vokma, near the Zagatino village
 

 

9 July 1945 10 h 20 min
9 July 1945 10 h 20 min

the Total Solar Ecipse observed by the artist's father when he was 12 years old

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Zagatino village doesn't exist anymore - all young aboriginal people left it and old ones simply died of old age and all village houses already destroyed by time, this is a marker of the neighbor village Nikola, the artist's father when he was a child used to go to the Nikola village school...

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the artist's grandfather -- his name was Nikolay Dmitrievich, he was of Gypsy origin and he was extremely honest and gentle person, he had 7 children, he often told his children 'you must go to bed with a clear conscience"-- he was a peasant farmer and a Gypsy but his soul was noble and generous

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Grandfather Nikolay in his coffin

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artists grandparent's izba
artists grandparent's izba

probably 1962-1963 in Russian izba means a village house

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artist's father, here he is 26 years old, the cold summer of 1959, Lena Hades was in this moment in her mother's womb

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 "...Блажен, кто силой неземною от смертной горечи  храним" 
 
Aleksey  Nikolaevich was an excellent photographer too, he left his daughter a big photo archive, you can see here only a small part of it
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз
Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

Lena Hades, Лена Хейдиз

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Lena Hades' grandfather
Lena Hades' grandfather
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