B. Vasiliev “There was no list”
The main character of the book is a young lieutenant Nikolay Pluzhnikov, on the eve of the Great Patriotic War who graduated from the military school and sent to the Brest Fortress. This is the man in charge: he didn’t want to stay in school because he believed that a real soldier should be on the front lines.
In the first hours of the war, during the turmoil, Nikolay Pluzhnikov went through numerous tests: hand-to-hand combat, the decline of moral forces, numerous deaths. Gradually realizing the duty of a soldier, he became a commander, then, left almost alone, exiting the catacombs and destroying the fascists. Mirr’s girlfriend, who became his wife, walked him into battle as a job, and waited for him. When he had to surrender, because the fascists wanted to kill the man who sent after him, the Germans, after seeing him, gave him the last honors as a solitary soldier, steadfast, withstanding hunger, cold, fear of loneliness and fighting to the end. Nikolay Pluzhnikov remained the winner
B. Vasiliev “And the zors here are quiet”
The story tells how Petty Officer Fedot Vaskov with a group of fighters – girls chased sixteen saboteurs who were going to eliminate Belomoro -$ Baltic Canal. After the girls died, he was left alone. He was shot in the arm. Of the weapon there was only a naghan with the last cartridge, a knife and a grenade without fumes. He felt the forces were leaving him, so he rushed to find the Germans. Vaskov tracked down the Germans, killed the sentry. The Germans brushed off before the last throw. He ran into the hizba. Enemies could not think that he was on many versts all alone. Saboteurs tied each other with belts. Remembered the foreman’s death of the girls and cried, and cried at the Germans. Hand whined incessantly, chills began. The foreman was afraid to pass out. One thing was just thinking: have time to shoot. Fedot Vaskov endured such a dire condition. And only then allowed his mind to break away when he heard the Russian speech.
C. Alexeyev “Festive Lunch”
The power of spirit is manifested in difficult life situations, for example, in military conditions.
In blockaded Leningrad, even children tried to be resilient. They understood that if they fell in spirit, they would not survive. The guys waited every day for a three-course lunch. Children rejoiced that they prepared soup purée made of surrepa, cutlets made of needles and kelp kissel – seaweed with added saccharin. Everyone got one gram of sugar, and it was happiness. Otherwise it wasn’t possible. They had the strength to think that soup made of stump is delicious, because it helps not to starve, cutlets made of needles are useful because they give vitamins to the body, seaweed kissel, and with one a gram of sugar is a great delicious drink.
B. Astafyev’s “A Distant and Near Tale”
The power of spirit is manifested in man as the ability to endure pain, adversity, hunger and thirst when necessary. In the story, the author recalls the hungry winter of 1933. Hungry grandparents were giving the last delicious piece to their grandson. Grandma had the strength to feel sorry for stray animals. She brought home a small half-frozen hungry puppy and fed it with leftover milk. The puppy survived, and the family too overcame all the difficulties of the hungry winter and reached the spring, to the young weed.
B. Astafyev “How the Goddess was treated”
Soldier-Uzbek Abdrashitov restored the statue of the goddess beaten by bombs in the liberated Polish estate. Even during shelling, he tried to repair it, did not shelter from gunfire. He saw former beauty in the destroyed statue and tried to restore it in any way. He didn’t care that there was a war, he knew that the war would end and the goddess, if he survived, would please people. He believed in victory and in the great power of beauty.