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New Trees Will Grow in the Favourite Resting Place of M.A. Sholokhov

27.04.2012

The Don journalists initiated an action of planting young oaks and birches in the favourite resting place of M.A. Sholokhov, on April, 26, on the border of the Millerovo and Kashari districts.

The action has gathered more than 60 people – representatives of the Millerovo town administration, journalists from Rostov, Millerovo and neighbouring districts, schoolchildren, workers of the National Sholokhov Museum-Reserve.

The deputy head of the Millerovo administration, I. Kazbanenko, greeted the initiators of the action and  expressed his hope that many people would like to visit this place connected with Sholokhov’s name and to remember and say good words about the great writer, countryman.

The chairman of the Rostov regional department of the Russian Union of Journalists V. Yuzhanskaya, noted the action to be an issue of the journalist “collective mind”. For a long time many people will remember and thank for this action.

The deputy director of the Sholokhov Museum-Reserve, T. Turchin, greeted the public in the name of the writer’s family and the museum-workers. He said it was quite a good choice to plant oak trees, as in the steppe zone oak has no equal in longevity, steadiness, protective properties, though it is very fastidious. He said they expected the schoolchildren of Millerovo Cossack school 2 to look after the plants. He invited the schoolchildren to visit Stanitsa Vyoshenskaya and the Museum-Reserve of M.A. Sholokhov.

The schoolchildren expressed their pleasure to participate in the action and briefly told, how the life of the writer, their countryman, was connected with the town of Millerovo and the railway station, which through M.A. Sholokhov often went to Rostov and outside the region. Almost each time he came to a short stand in this quiet nook, which the countrymen now call “Sholokhov Oaks”.

The schoolchildren were handed in a “Certificate of Protection” to entitle the children of taking care of the new trees.

For planting the Museum-Reserve workers brought several oak saplings from the writer’s estate, and for school number 2 they brought three lilac bushes of the sort called “Sholokhov”.

Alexei Kochetov