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“The Don.Sholokhov.Russia” in Belgorod

02.03.2016

On February 29, 2016, the Belgorod State Literary Museum opened the exhibition “The Don.Sholokhov.Russia” from the collection of the National M.A.Sholokhov Museum-Reserve.

The opening ceremony was joined by S.I.Kurgansky, Deputy Head of the Department of the Internal and Personnel Policy of the region, Head of the Department of Culture; I.V.Panchenko, a specialist on exhibition work of the National M.A.Sholokhov Museum-Reserve, representatives of the city institutions of culture, students of the historical and literary faculty of the Belgorod University.

The opening ceremony became a literary holiday: there was performed an abstract from the story “The Fate of a Man” by M.A.Sholokhov, then, on the background of the fragment from the feature film “The Quiet Don”, the audience heard the audio record of the writer’s voice. The Belgorod State Literary Museum has got a tradition of holding travelling exhibitions from the collections of literary and memorial museums giving the citizens an opportunity to learn about different museums of our country. The exhibition “The Don.Sholokhov.Russia” welcomes to the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov. The visitors will get to know more about the writer, his literary heritage significance for the culture of Russia and about the Don country, history and traditions of the Cossacks.

The exhibition includes unique archive documents, photographs, manuscripts, personal belongings of the writer and ethnographic material. The most attractive are the illustrations by the well-known artists Orest Vereisky, Yury Rebrov, Kukryniksy, who knew the writer personally and created their works in close cooperation with him, and the works by photo artist N.Kochnev, who managed to picture the moments of the writer’s talking with his countrymen, readers and his colleagues – writers.

One of the exhibition sectors is devoted to numerous interpretations of the works by M.A.Sholokhov in the cinema including the four screen versions of “The Quiet Don” and particularly the new version completed by S.Ursulyak in 2015. The visitors will see costumes, filming materials from this serial film and fragments of all the screen versions of the novel.

 

The exhibition “The Don.Sholokhov.Russia” will run in Belgorod till April 24, 2016.

 

Nina Noskina