There is probably no need to dwell on the place Andrei Belyi and Viacheslav Ivanov take in the culture of Russian symbolism. This is the topic of numerous works. Extremely few monographs that are dedicated to the life and development of Russian symbolism do not include a comparison, even if implicit, of these two figures. There are special works concerning both general and concrete aspects of their relationships, creative and ideological interaction. Fairly well-known are the texts of the writers themselves of a memoir and literary-critical type.