About Bolotov

About Bolotov

Why Russia is not even like good rich.

Rich people are not like the poor — this is agreed by writers and scientists. Research, good or bad, continue. But some patterns are already proven in countries with a high level of income inequality for the poor majority, rich — poor. That’s probably why Russia does not like entrepreneurs. Why is it so important for them, the correspondent of “Kommersant” was told businessmen gathered in a camp near the HOMESTEAD of Andrei Bolotov, an eminent scientist and entrepreneur of the time of Catherine II.

In the house, representing the estate of Andrei Timofeevich Bolotov (restored in the same place and on the drawings, but genuine nothing left), the guide gives me tea with grass cap, which the landlord considered a panacea for all ills. Letter taste’s a bitch, but its salty and bitter taste somehow veiled a dozen other herbs, more habitual for us. Out of respect for Andrew T. Pugh, praising.

Quiet the landowner Catherine age Bolotov was probably one of the last that called, the Renaissance personalities. Entrepreneur (raised from the ruins of his estate and as Trustee of the Catherine bogoroditskoe, going then to the son of Catherine, count Bobrinsky). The Manager (actually completely rebuilt Tul “Peterhof” — Bogoroditsk). Agronomist — and even, perhaps, the founder of agricultural science in Russia. Potatoes, as you know, was brought to Russia Peter, but to store and use it in the food taught Bolotov, he could not keep, eating rotten grass. With hybridization of plants he experimented before Mendel, the result of which brought two dozen new varieties of apples. I invented various agricultural equipment (for example, a valuable piece harvest collecting device). And besides, was a writer, poet, and the house he lived with a dozen pupils, whom he gave an excellent education and was married…

While drinking tea, flipping through a book of poems, divided by theme “sighs blagodarenie”, “nastavitelny sighs” and “sighs ustrasheniya”, but fear really does not work. “Oh! how dare you worthless and weak mortal man to murmur and complain at God when you’re dust before him,” writes meek and excitable Andrey Timofeyevich.

A few kilometers from the estate — a very cute wooden modern buildings “Bolotov. Summer.” Third-party visitors of the hotel is not, it is fully occupied by the event JungleRoad — a pre-season camp for entrepreneurs. The organizer of the camp Alfiya mukhametova, a beautiful young “vozacka” as it is called 30 – and 40-year-old pupils, the goals of the enterprise describes romantically: “I worked for many years in the venture capital market, and I really wanted to continue to stay in the circle of these remarkable people — entrepreneurs, but for them to do something more important than just for business. I wanted something for the soul.”

Further explanation of “contradiction”: this is not a psycho, no business training, no networking, this… camp. A week at camp costs about 130 thousand rubles., not all take, to arrive please, no families, not to break the “no buzz, no format.”

There are, of course, difficulties in the organization in “summer lightning” entrepreneurs play to kill everyone in the party chieftain, drums pounding until blue in the face, the criticism offended, but generally people are headstrong and rebellious.

But when they talk about themselves (and these monologues occupy most of his time in the camp), understand why they come here. Neither the staff nor the press, nor, apparently, families do not tell this either won’t listen or won’t believe. The degree of openness in the stories of amazing, even those in early adolescence.

I learned the term “women’s Fund”, plunged relations between the Saratov organized crime groups, sprang also a love of conflict and friendship betrayals.

But where neprivychnye and interesting when entrepreneurs talk about the good, about your current dreams and feelings. About how to leave the business to managers to engage in educational work. How do charity work. As offset by the value of money and at the fore of other values.

For example, Artyom Agabekov, the owner of Russia’s largest production of plastic Windows, sitting in front of the audience in loose clothes and a yoga pose, on the Windows mentioned quite briefly, but mostly talked about people: how important it is to support others in the spark of goodness and talent, as it is important to see in people these sparks.