JUNO AND AVOS
The difference in religion becomes an insurmountable obstacle between the lovers. Rezanov decides to sail to Russia to receive an approval of marriage to a catholic woman. The lovers bid each other farewell. Rezanov dies on his way to St. Petersburg. During the last moments of his life he thinks of his beloved, whose image merges with the heavenly figure of the Virgin Mary – the symbol of light, purity, kindness. The sailors grieve their captain’s death. Conchita is waiting for her loved one. Years, decades pass by in vain hope… She dies, never learning of Rezanov’s death.
The lovers die, but their love and faithfulness are immortal.
Resanov Nickolas Petrovich (1764 - 1807)
is an outstanding traveler and statesman, one of the founders of the Russian – American commercial company. He is from the nobleman’s family in the province of Smolensk. He served as a lieutenant in the Life – Guards of the Izmailov regiment. Then he took the position of the chief – secretary of the civil department and the manager of the main directorate of the Russian – American company. In 1806 he traveled to California where he contributed to arranging the commercial ties between the Russian – American company and the Spanish colonists. On his way to Russia he dies in Krasnoyarsk. “JUNO” and “AVOS” are the names of the ships on which Resanov made a sea voyage.