The opening of the exhibition came people very different from city officials and the chief of regional GU Ministry of internal Affairs Sergey Umnov to the daughter of the writer Olga. And all considered it their duty not only to laud the talent of Semenova, but also to announce a series of deeply personal memories. For example, Lieutenant General Umnov said that the current interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev even starred in one episode of one of the paintings on the script Semenov. The warm attitude of the security forces to Semenov already mythologized, however, a number of exhibits for the exhibition provided including an archive of the FSB, confirmed “MK” organizers. Their congratulations passed on to Nikita Mikhalkov, the managing Director of President Alexander Kolpakov.
The exhibition itself is only two rooms, but they fit the personality, like art critics, Renaissance scale. Preparing the exhibition for about a year. A significant part of the exhibits provided a Cultural Foundation of Julian Semenov, the rest is collected by studios like rare now movie posters, according to news agencies (for example, a charming photo, where Semyonov and Ernest Hemingway, two smiling, bearded writer taken together, is stored in MIA “Russia today”). Machine a manuscript with the comments of the researcher of the Institute of Marxism of the Central Committee of the CPSU to the novel “no Password needed” (and, apparently, the researcher was a virtuoso on the part of the comments is very specific). The first room looks handsome Vyacheslav Tikhonov popularly beloved in the role of Stirlitz, around – the posters: “Major Whirlwind”, “Petrovka, 38”, “TASS is authorized to declare…”, “Confrontation”. In vermo hall – personal belongings, identity cards, visas, stamps travel all over the world. Semenov lived and worked, it seems, in another dimension of time, which today decided to demonize. Was the author of several major publications, published books, became an outstanding writer, one of the first to take serious steps to return lost Russian treasure, and raised the issue of the amber room. All this can not grasp, even a well-designed exhibition – this work needs to be done people’s memory. As correctly stated by contemporaries, multi-faceted work of Semenov went to the people, bypassing the cordons of criticism and censorship.
There is irony in the fact that the exhibition to the 85th anniversary Semenova started at day 64 th anniversary of Vladimir Putin, as in the opening, too, remembered. Semenov, surrounded by a dense aura of Museum showcases, through which not to touch the relics, even the entrance to the exhibition is by appointment only. This museification not upset only because of doubt as to the heritage Semenova no – it no museums forever.