From the "Guestbook" of the Velimir Khlebnikov house-museum
It was very much interesting and joyful for me to see the Khlebnikov museum. The museum is very nice and I'm taking impressions with me to Vienne, Austria.
After having a tour around the Velimir Khlebnikov house-museum we feel as if we have visited our close friends' house. It has called to mind our coming to see relatives in childhood.
Irina Chistyakova. Maximov.
The tour around marvelous museum of the Russian poet keeping the traditions of brilliant American poet-mystic Walt Whitman has become a culmination of our traveling about Russia. Thank You very very much.
The University of New Orleans professors Malcolm O. Magow, Sieg Jerry, Hen Y. Stephen.
After the tour I feel like paraphrasing Rozanov's words: "To Khlebnikov, sirs, to Khlebnikov!"
Astonishment! At the genuine, fragile and powerful world of the Great Creator! Best regards to those who take care and preserve this World.
I thought I knew everything about Khlebnikov however after visiting the museum my feeling of self-confidence now ruined. As soon as I return to Moscow I will certainly reread Khlebnikov. Thank You.
Yevgeny Popov (writer) 10.20.1999
It is not even a museum –the Poet's soul dwells here.
Ivan Khomutnikov, Sochi 11.20. 1999
The poems and pictures are so acute that inks and colors seem to be still fresh. We are sure to come here again.
The students of Fishing Industry College. April 2000.
The only "disadvantage" of this museum is I don't want to leave it.
S.G. Matlina (The Lenin State Russian Library)
I will certainly become a philologist, no matter what! Thank you for helping me to be sure of it.
Yanka. Lyceum 2 (11.19. 2000)
Khlebnikov's religion is neither orthodox, nor Buddhist, nor Muslim but UNIVERSAL and it means that he professed the same religion, faith and conviction as I do.
Saken Narynov – an architect 05.16. 2001.
Thank you so much for such a beautiful exhibition devoted to the poet people in Russia love but who is popular in Czech Republic as well.
Prague, Karlow University.
I'd like to thank May Miturich for donating all these things to the museum.
Maria Shcherbakova a six-form pupil of school 27.
How fortune I am to land and find myself in the Velimir Khlebnikov house-museum, the museum of the first Chairman of the World.
Adolf Aksenkin, the head of the Exhibition department for the V.V. Mayakovski house museum, who has travelled from the source to the mouth of the Volga.
Hosts' loving history and hospitality make this place special.
Francesco de Luca & Andreo de Carlo, students from Lecce, Italy.
It is very pleasant that our professor S.K. Botiev deals with this museum.
Students of Kalmykia branch of Russian Art College and disciples of Botiev.
I am a teacher of Russian and Russian literature lover and I was amazed with resplendence of the Khlebnikov museum. Thank you for the tour.
Lilla Efi (Budapest, Hungary)
I discovered a great poet and as soon as I come back to Paris, France I will start looking for his books at once.
Marianna Paul-Boncour, the journalist.
Thank you for a very interesting and beautiful hour with Alexander and Velimir Khlebnikov.
Katya Huber, a journalist from Munich.
Thank you for the tour. Now I understand more clearly what Velimir Khlebnikov was.
Lisa, a student from Gent, Belgium.
Although we were born in Astrakhan we learnt about Your museum when in America.
Alexander A. Balandin. The professor of California University.
It took me very very long to get from Rome to Astrakhan...How it was worth coming and seeing. A real treasure is preserved here. It is a paradise for experts and researchers from all over the world. Thank You!
I wish Budetlyan Square appeared in Astrakhan with monuments to Khlebnikov in the center surrounded by his friends and comrades-in-creative work and of course by his parents, brothers and sisters.
M. Petrovich, Saint Petersburg
I hope the whole family house would become a museum and the street would find its initial name.
Pozdner, Saint-Petersburg, "Lenfilm".
Thank You for a wonderful tour.
Once enter this house you may get in the future.
/Signature/ School 8.
...He grasped the World, so let the world grasp Him.
Alevtina Shevchenko, PhD of Politic science.
We, Kalmyk-British friendship party, express you our gratitude and wish your enlightening action be success...
Robin Milner. The professor of the Sussex University
Thank you! This tour was my favorite one in Russia!
Amelia Ishdea. USA.
I'm just a wanderer passing by.
But grasped by my vigilant soul
The pilgrim's horror that is hard to restrain
When froze over abyss in the end of his life.
Xenia and Vika from Astrakhan.
I'm enchanted with this wonderful museum created by apostolic duties of A.A. Mamaev and citizens of Astrakhan. Khlebnikov's grandeur and his role in Russian and World culture can be realized and felt in this small but very important museum. Thank You!
A. Avdeev, The Minister of Culture of Russia.
To visit Astrakhan without coming to see the Khlebnikovs means to lose the very reason of arriving in this Great city. Thanks besides to the keepers and custodians of this wonderful spot.
Saint-Petersburg. N.Burov, the director of Issakievsky cathedral.
Velimir has always been a puzzle for me. He still is. Thank you very much for the opportunity of meeting with mystery.
The museum is wonderful! The furniture is amazing and filled with the "atmosphere of Khlebnikov's views". Thank You! May the good and luck be with you, dear museum people!
Vladimir Koylyarov (Tolsty). Paris, France.
I had the honor of living in the village of Malye Derbety native to Khlebnikov. I know a little bit of his life, When I studied at school I used to be the monitor of the "Khlebnikov's friends" group that had been organized by V.B. Bastaeva, the headmistress of the gymnasium.
V.K. Sohurova, psychologist and teacher of Buruny high.
Thanks besides to the workers of the museum for the tour. I was glad to clarify some details of the life of my grandfather Petr Ivanovich Kotov who had studied with May Miturich's father. I wish well-being to your museum.
This lovely lodge
Has flowed like wax into my soul
I take a living Velimir
To Sverdlosk city now with me
Called on the Khlebnikov museum. We found the exhibition display complete and interesting though we knew much on the topic as we are distant relatives of the Khlebnikovs on Lavrenty Khlebnikov's side. 04.17. 2010.
Bondarenko (Anatolity, Saint-Petersburg).
It was a great surprise for us to find this small temple of poetry on the river Volga bank.
Alexandre Giorgini (Paris)
Embassy of France.
There is no bread
In Khlebnikov's bread busket
Of the Khlebnikov house-museum*
*(the root of the proper name Khlebnikov is the Russian for "bread")
Petr Savchenko, Moscow
Thank you very much for making a museum that reflects a total essence of life and creativity of the poet. 05.3. 2011. Sergey Vladimirovich Gordeev The museum tour guide from Malye Derbety.
After having a tour I very much feel like taking a book of Khlebnikov's poems and immerse myself in them – and it seems to be the most important thing...
Anna Drobinska, Moscow.
The Khlebnikov museum is a small depository of intellect, simplicity and harmony. It carries love of one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20-th century and may be it is this very love that evokes its best achievements.
With admiration and friendly feelings J. Philipp Jacares, the professor of Geneva University.
Thanks to devotees of artistic genius cognition! We have made sure for one more time that God's spirit is aspires where it wants. God save You!
11.18. 2014. Astrakhan. Evg. Steblov.
I'm happy to visit the Khlebnikov museum once more as he was one of my teachers of poetry – the noblest knight of Russian poetry.
06.12. 2015. Evg.Evtushenko
I'm delighted with the Khlebnikov museum, not a museum but a home!!! Khlebnikov has been accompanying me all my life. And today in Astrakhan I have seen something I could only suggest of...
Thank you for the chance of coming in contact with Khlebnikov. We live in the time now when poets like him are necessary again in order to renovate and save the Russian language.
Nikolay Goncharov, a journalist from Moscow.