Deciphering the tale of A.S. Pushkin about the dead princess and the seven heroes
Deciphering the tale of A.S. Pushkin about the dead princess and the seven heroes

The work of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is of particular importance for the Russian people. Probably no other author has so fully manifested the Russian spirit in his works. The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Bogatyrs, which was written by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin in Boldino in 1833, was no exception.

But we must go. I'm a story

I cooked; I'm kidding pretty big

And I make you wait in vain.

A.S. Pushkin, "House in Kolomna", XXI octave



As in many of Pushkin's works, we believe that the tsarina is a symbol of pre-baptismal culture and possibly the ruling elite, which, from the moment the Apostle Andrew presented her with an ultimatum, within 9 months (centuries), could not “give birth” to the concept of social governance. And only after the 9th century, the pre-Christian culture and the priestly corps let the people into independent life, and they themselves left this world and ceased to exist as a social phenomenon.

The tsar, on the other hand, is a well-meaning administrative structure of the state level of significance - conceptually powerless. But a holy place is never empty …

For a long time the king was inconsolable, But what should be done? and he was sinful;

The year has passed like an empty dream, The king married another.


That is, there was a change from one culture (pre-Christian) to another - biblical.

Tell the truth, young lady

There really was a queen:

Tall, slim, white, And she took it with her mind and with everyone;

But then she is proud, lolly, Willful and jealous.

The new queen captivated with her external beauty (I recall the stories of how Vladimir adopted Orthodoxy - for external beauty, but not the essence). This is how the well-meaning management structures of Russia (the princely-boyar corporation), themselves conceptually illiterate, as today, fell into the biblical concept and ideology of Orthodoxy.


She was given as a dowry

There was one mirror:

The mirror property had:

It speaks skillfully.

In our understanding, a mirror is the noosphere of planet Earth, with which each person is connected and from where he draws information. It reflects everything that happens on Earth and nothing can be hidden from it.

She was alone with him

Good-natured, cheerful, S. joked with him

And, showing off, she said:

“My light, mirror! tell

Yes, report the whole truth:

I am the loveliest in the world, All blush and whiter?"

And her mirror answered:

“You, of course, no doubt:

You, queen, are sweeter than everyone

All blush and whiter."

And the queen is laughing, And shrug your shoulders.

And wink your eyes

And click with your fingers

And twirl a little.

Looking proudly in the mirror.


But the princess is young

Silently blossoming

Meanwhile she grew, grew.

Rose - and blossomed.

White-faced, black-browed, The temper of such a meek one.

And the groom looked to her, Prince Elisha

The matchmaker arrived, the king gave his word.

And the dowry is ready:

Seven trading cities

Yes, one hundred and forty towers.

Going to a bachelorette party.

Here is the queen dressing up

Before your mirror, I spoke to him:

“I am, tell me. the nicest of all.

All blush and whiter?"

What is the answer in the mirror?

“You are beautiful, no doubt;

But the princess is the nicest of all, All blush and whiter."

As the queen leaps back, Yes, how he will swing a handle, Yes, it will slap on the mirror, How will he stomp with his heel!..

“Oh, you disgusting glass!

You're lying to spite me.

How can she compete with me?

I’ll calm the foolishness in her.

See how grown up!

And it's no wonder that she is white:

The belly mother was sitting

Yes, she just looked at the snow!

But tell me: how can she

To be dearer to me in everything?

Admit it: I am more beautiful than everyone.

Go around our whole kingdom, At least the whole world; I'm not even.

Is not it?" Mirror in response:

“And the princess is all the nicer, Everything is blush and whiter."

And by removing feedback through the noosphere, she found out that the crowd, by virtue of the law of time, began to grow up from an infant state, began to gradually turn into a people. In the long term, this meant that the people would eventually take its place, and therefore a new culture of Humanity would be established - the princess would become a queen.

And she decided to get rid of her.


Will the devil cope with an angry woman?

There is nothing to argue. With the princess

So Chernavka went to the forest

And brought me into such a distance, That the princess guessed

And I was scared to death

And she prayed: “My life!

What, tell me, am I to blame?

Don't ruin me, girl!

And how will I be the queen, I will grant you."

The people, being in a state of a crowd, could not recognize the impending danger in advance and nevertheless ended up in a dense forest. Who is Chernavka - the question is also open?



And the rumor began to ring:

The royal daughter is gone!

The poor king is grieving for her.

Prince Elisha, Praying earnestly to God, Goes on the road

For a beautiful soul

For a young bride.


Prince Elisey - knowing the other symbolism of Pushkin's works, it is logical to assume that he is the most thinking part of the people who took responsibility for him.

In any case, in order to free the people, it, like the people, has to go through the path of increasing its own measure of understanding and entering into the conceptual management of civilization. The question remains, why is he a prince?

Perhaps the king comes from other German. "Karlja" or "karlaz" which means "free man".

But the bride is young

Wandering in the forest until dawn, Meanwhile everything went on and on

And I came across a tower.

A dog barking towards her, He came running and fell silent, playing;

She entered the gate, There is silence in the courtyard.

The dog runs after her, caressing

And the princess, stealing up, Climbed up the porch

And took hold of the ring;

The door opened quietly.

And the princess found herself

In the bright room; around

Carpet-covered benches

The table is oak under the saints, Stove with tiled stove bench.

The girl sees what is here

Good people live;

Know, she will not be offended.

Meanwhile, no one is visible.


Dinner hour was approaching

The stomp across the yard rang out:

Seven heroes enter, Seven ruddy barbel.

The elder said: “What a miracle!

Everything is so clean and beautiful.

Someone was cleaning up

Yes, the owners were waiting.

Who is it? Come out and show yourself

Make friends with us honestly.

If you are an old man

You will be our uncle forever.

If you are a ruddy guy

Brother you will be named to us.

Kohl old woman, be our mother, So we will dignify.

If a red girl

Be our dear sister."

Who are these seven heroes, with whom the young princess lived in the forest. The question remains open. What do you think, our readers? Write in the comments.


If we evaluate the following fragment, then perhaps the seven heroes are the state power of Russia and its key rulers?

Day after day goes by, flickering

And the young princess

Everything is in the forest, she is not bored

Seven heroes.

Before the morning dawn

Brothers in a friendly crowd

They go for a walk

Shoot gray ducks

To amuse your right hand, Sorochin hurry in the field, Or head off from broad shoulders

Cut off the Tatar, Or erase from the forest

Pyatigorsk Circassian, And she is a mistress

In the chamber, meanwhile, alone

Pick up and cook

She will not contradict them, They do not contradict her.

So days go by.

However, the state power would still like to enter into an alliance with the people and end the turmoil:

Brothers sweet girl

Loved. To her room

Once, as soon as dawn, All seven of them entered.

The elder said to her: “Maid, You know: you are all our sister, We are all seven, you

We all love, for ourselves

We would all be happy to take you

Yes it is impossible, so for God's sake

Reconcile us somehow:

Be one wife

Another affectionate sister.

Why shake your head?

Al deny us?

Al the goods are not for merchants?"

"Oh you, good fellows, honest, Brothers, you are my family, -

The princess says to them, -

If I lie, let God command

I can't get off alive.

What do i do? I'm a bride.

You are all equal to me

All are daring, all are smart, I love you all heartily;

But to another I forever

Given. All the sweeter to me

Prince Elisha ".

Thus, the young princess (future people) says that she is destined for the one who will gain conceptual power?

The brothers stood silently

Yes, they scratched my head.

“Demand is not a sin. Forgive us, -

The elder said, bowing, -

If so, I will not stutter

About that. " - “I'm not angry, -

She said quietly, -

And my refusal is not my fault."

The grooms bowed to her, We left on the sly, And everything agrees again

They began to live and get on well.


Threatening her with a slingshot

I decided not to live, Or ruin the princess.

Who is this old lady? Is she a turned-around evil queen or just another character?

Since the princess is young, Waiting for lovely brothers

Spun, sitting under the window.

Suddenly angry under the porch

The dog barked, and the damsel

Sees: beggar mau

Walks around the yard with a stick

Chasing the dog away. "Wait, Grandma, wait a little, -

She shouts at her through the window, -

I will threaten the dog myself

And I’ll take something for you.”

The maiden answers her:

“Oh, you little girl!

The damned dog prevailed

I almost ate it to death.

Look how he is busy!

Come out to me. " - The princess wants

Go out to her and took bread, But I just got off the porch, A dog under her feet - and barks, And he will not let the old woman;

As soon as the old woman goes to her, He, the forest beast is angry, To the old woman. “What a miracle?

Apparently, he slept poorly, -

The princess says to her, -

Well, catch it! " - and the bread flies.


Both Chernavka and the nun are in the mainstream of Divine Providence and cannot harm the princess (God bless you).

Let's take a closer look: does the dog look like Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin himself? What did the poet want to tell us? What process was he trying to interfere with, just as the dog Sokolko tried to interfere with eating a poisoned apple?

And with the princess on the porch

The dog runs into her face

Looks pitifully, howls menacingly, Like a dog's heart aches

As if he wants to tell her:

Give it up! - She caress him, Flutters with a gentle hand;

“What, Sokolko, what's wrong with you?

Lie down! " - and entered the room, The door quietly locked

I sat down under the window for the yarn

Wait for the owners, and looked

All for an apple. It

Full of ripe juice

So fresh and so fragrant

So rosy golden

It’s like it’s overflowing with honey!

The seeds are visible through and through …

She wanted to wait

Until lunchtime, I could not stand it, I took the apple in my hands, I brought it to the scarlet lips, Bit by bit

And I swallowed a piece …

Suddenly she, my soul, I staggered without breathing

She lowered her hands, I dropped the rosy fruit, Eyes rolled

And she is under the image

I fell head on the bench

And she became quiet, motionless …

Brothers at that time home

Came back in a crowd

With a brave robbery.

To meet them, howling menacingly, The dog runs to the yard

The way shows them. “Not for good! -

The brothers said, - sorrow

We will not pass. " Galloped up, They enter, gasped. Running in, The dog is headlong into the apple

Barking, he rushed, got angry, Swallowed it, fell down

And died. Drunk

It was poison, know it.

A bitten apple is not only a symbol of the Apple corporation, but also of the West as a whole, poisoned by the poison of Western culture, which blocks the disclosure of the cognitive and creative potential of each person.

Alexander Sergeevich allegorically conveyed to us that he took the blow of this culture upon himself. It was he who laid the foundations of the modern Russian language and culture, which is different from the biblical one.

Before the dead princess

Brothers in spiritual sorrow

Everybody bowed their heads

And with the prayer of the saint

They lifted from the bench, dressed, They wanted to bury her

And they changed their mind. She, As under the wing of a dream, I lay so quiet, fresh, That she just didn’t breathe.

Waited three days, but she

She did not rise from sleep.


And at midnight

Her coffin to six pillars

On cast iron chains there

Carefully screwed on

And fenced off with a lattice;

And, before the dead sister

Having made a bow to the earth, The elder said: “Sleep in the coffin.

Suddenly it went out, a victim of malice, On earth is your beauty;

Heaven will receive your spirit.

We loved you

And we keep it for the dear -

Nobody got it

Only one coffin."

The princess fell asleep, poisoned by the poison of biblical culture, until the moment when the prince Elisha woke her from sleep.

On the same day, the wicked queen

Waiting for good news

Secretly took a mirror

And she asked her question:

“I am, tell me, all the sweeter, All blush and whiter?"

And I heard in response:

"You, queen, no doubt, You are the sweetest in the world

All blush and whiter."


So many people who have not risen to the extent of their understanding turn away from people who acquire conceptual power, and for them Elisha's questions are tricky, or these searches seem ridiculous and stupid to them, and who turn away out of fear for themselves and their future.

The red sun is also a symbol for thought. It could be correlated with the ancient symbolism of the societies of "sun worshipers", from which the mythology of many orders grew and partly the mythology of historically established Christianity.

In vain Elisha asks him, he has not discerned the light of truth for a long time and cannot tell Elisha where to go.


The most direct association is that a clear month is historically established Islam and the orders surrounding it, which, just like the orders of historically established Christianity, walk in a ritual circle, but does not possess the methodology of knowledge and creativity and cannot tell Elisha where to look for his bride.

Nevertheless, historically established Islam gives a hint of who to look for - maybe the Wind knows the way. What do you think, our readers?

Elisha, not discouraged, He rushed to the wind, calling out:

“Wind, wind! You are powerful

You chase flocks of clouds

You stir the blue sea

Everywhere you blow in the open.

You are not afraid of anyone

Except for God alone.

Al will you deny me the answer?

Have you seen where in the world

Are you a young princess?

I am her fiancé. " - "Wait, -

The stormy wind answers, -

There, beyond the quiet river

There is a high mountain

There is a deep hole in it;

In that hole, in the sad darkness, The coffin is swinging crystal

On chains between the pillars.

See no trace of anyone

Around that empty space

Your bride is in that coffin."

What kind of social phenomenon is this - the wind that fears only God alone? Maybe here it is worth remembering the other two Pushkin's works:

Magi are not afraid of mighty rulers, And they do not need a princely gift;

Their prophetic language is truthful and free

And he is friendly with the will of heaven.

And second:

But suddenly a friend hears a voice

A virtuous Finn's voice:

“Take courage, prince! On the way back

Go with the sleeping Lyudmila;

Fill your heart with new strength

Be faithful to love and honor.

Heavenly thunder will strike in spite, And silence will reign -

And in bright Kiev the princess

Before Vladimir will rise

From an enchanted dream."

Wind - these can be bearers of Russian theology, who, living among the people, know everything about everyone (here they remember kaliki-pedestrians) and are not bound by this or that ritual that obscures the eyes and mind. It was they who suggested to Elisha what the direct path was. At the same time, unlike the poem Ruslan and Lyudmila, they do not say how to revive the princess, they only show the way.

Maybe the Wind is God himself in the form of the wind …


The coffin was smashed. Virgo suddenly

Has come to life. Looks around

With amazed eyes

And swinging over the chains

Sighing, she said:

"How long have I slept!"

And she rises from the coffin …

Ah!.. and both burst into tears.

He takes it in his hands

And it brings to the light from the darkness, And, talking pleasantly, They start their journey back

And the rumor is already trumpeting:

The Tsar's daughter is alive!

Revives Princess Elisha, because in the course of his searches he has risen to the level of conceptual power. Conceptually, the ruling part of society connects with the people, in the conversation there is an increase in the level of conceptual literacy of the society and they jointly enter into the management of civilization.

The people are amazed at what happened to them while he was in biblical captivity.

At home idle at that time

Wicked stepmother sat

Before your mirror

And talked to him

Saying: "I am the loveliest, All blush and whiter?"

And I heard in response:

“You are beautiful, there is no word, But the princess is all the nicer, Everything is blush and whiter."

Evil stepmother, jumping up, Breaking a mirror on the floor, I ran straight through the door

And she met the princess.

Then her longing took

And the queen died.

The new human concept comes into full force in the world, and the old concept tries to escape from the new one, but there is nowhere to run - the entire human civilization has changed. The deception of the old concept no longer works and it gives up its ghost.

Only she was buried

The wedding was immediately made, And with his bride

Elisha got married;

And no one since the beginning of the world

I have not seen such a feast;

I was there, honey, drinking beer, Yes, he just wet his mustache.


The princess and Elisha together are the future of Russian culture. And God is with them.


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