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Exhibition of Sholokhov Museum Opened in Belgorod Country

08.08.2019

On August 6, 2019, the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov presented at the Museum “The Third Battlefield of Russia” in Prokhorovka an exhibition “…Remember, Quiet Don, Your Children!” dedicated to the First World War, which beginning was celebrated on August 1. This is the third joint project of the Museum-Reserve “Prokhorovskoye Pole” and the Museum-Reserve of M.A. Sholokhov. 

The presentation of the exhibition was attended by residents of Prokhorovka, veterans and youth. The director of the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov, Olga Anistratenko, and the director of the Museum-Reserve “Prokhorovskoye Pole”, Natalya Ovcharova, made their welcoming speeches. 

The exhibition “... Remember, Quiet Don, Your Children!” is preservation of the memory of the Great War, of its heroes, of patriotism of the entire Russian people, its moral and spiritual values, its history. It enables the visitors to remember about the Russian soldiers, Cossacks, sons of the Quiet Don, who performed feats and died like heroes. 

The exhibition tells about the war viewed by Don Cossacks and depicted on the immortal pages of Sholokhov’s novel “And Quiet Flows the Don”. In it, the writer accurately recreated the scenes of the First World War and conveyed the inner state of its participant. Historicity and authenticity, realism in depicting the current events give the literary text the character of a documentary narrative.

The exhibition features more than 200 exhibits from the collection of the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov including photographs, letters, medals and badges of the First World War, postcards and popular prints depicting the Don Cossacks and their exploits, military equipment, weapons, ammunition, paintings and graphic works of famous artists.

The exhibition will run at the Museum “The Third Battlefield of Russia“ in Prokhorovka until October 27, 2019.

 

Irina Koveshnikova