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A Bust of M.A.Sholokhov is Put Up in Rostov-on-Don

10.05.2016

The monuments for the Don writers and soldiers – Mikhail Sholokhov, Anatoly Kalinin and Vitaly Zakrutkin were put up in Rostov-on-Don for the 71st anniversary of the Great Victory. The bronze busts on granite pedestals were put up near the Don State Public Library.

In the years of the Great Patriotic War Mikhail Sholokhov was a war correspondent for the Sovinformbureau, for the newspapers “Pravda” and “Krasnaya Zvezda”. He donated his Stalin Prize, an award for the novel “And Quiet Flows the Don”, to the Fund of Defence of the USSR, for the needs of the front, and then he purchased for his own money four new rocket launchers. The war correspondent Sholokhov was at the seven fronts, took part in the Battle of Stalingrad. The first readers of his front essays, the story “The Science of Hatred” and the chapters of the novel “They Fought for Their Country” were soldiers at the fronts. The writer was awarded for his Military Merit.

Anatoly Kalinin was a war correspondent in the Fifth Don Cossack Corps and went from the Terek to the Danube. Vitaly Zakrutkin took part in the battle for the Caucasus, in the fights for Rostov-on-Don, in the liberation of Prague and storming of Berlin.

“The Don Literary Company” as M.A.Sholokhov called the writers’ Don organization, contributed a lot to the victory over the German fascist conquerors. The works of Sholokhov, Kalinin and Zakrutkin are embraced by the desire of their heroes to create and always remain human.

The busts of the writers and soldiers were erected on the initiative of the Rostov Regional Department of the Writers’ Union of Russia. The author is Igor Belov, a sculptor, a graduate from the Rostov M.B.Grekov Art School.