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“Sholokhov Spring” in Kruzhilin Village

27.05.2013

On May, 24–25, Kruzhilin Village, the homeland of M.A.Sholokhov, became a place of the great writer’s birthday celebrations participated by the residents and numerous guests of the village.

The Rostov Region Governor, V.Y.Golubev, came here on May, 24. He visited the house-museum and the parental estate of M.A.Sholokhov, a Cossack farmstead, which is a living illustration for the novel “The Quiet Don”.

The Governor was given a tour about the house, where M.A.Sholokhov was born, by the writer’s grandson, Director of the Museum-Reserve, A.M.Sholokhov. He told about the origin of the Sholokhovs’ family, early years of the future Nobel Prize winner, the family atmosphere, in which little Misha was brought up.The guest was shown round the estate, the manor shop, where the writer’s father ran his trade. In the garden the Governor planted an apple-tree.

In the Cossack farmstead the Governor and the accompanying persons took part in the literary and ethnographic holiday and in the field labour in the traditional way the upper Don Cossacks did 100 years ago.

The guests were treated with traditional Cossack dishes and drinks.

On the next day tourists from different parts of Russia and foreign countries came to Kruzhilin Village to join the tours and old crafts master-classes.

At 10 o’clock there began a concert of a children group from the Kruzhilin House of Culture and folk groups from Rostov-on-Don to entertain the villagers and guests from Moscow, Kazan, Murmansk, Ufa, Surgut and Vladikavkaz, who came to the homeland of the great writer for his birthday.

Valentina Abramovskaya