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The Estate of M.A. Sholokhov

Garage

In 2003, in the garage at the Estate of M.A. Sholokhov, there was opened an exhibition showing the automobiles used by the writer in different years.

The first exhibits of the display were “Volga” GAZ-21 and two cross-country vehicles of GAZ-69 and UAZ-469.

The black “Volga” was acquired in 1964, and was used for long business trips, meetings and seeing off the writer’s numerous guests.

Being a great lover of hunting and fishing, M.A. Sholokhov earlier had an off-road vehicle GAZ-69, but in 1969, it got worn-out and was replaced by quite a similar one called “bobik” by people. Now it is on display.

Even more convenient for hunting and fishing was the vehicle UAZ-469 bought in 1973, and in 1975, it was reconstructed by the workers of the Ulyanovsk automobile plant on their initiative. The canvas awning was replaced by a metal body, the windshield became sliding, and the seats were also replaced. This UAZ became a favourite car of the writer.

Later the garage was replenished with “Pobeda” M-20 produced in 1956. It was presented to the Museum. Earlier the car had belonged to the Army general, Twice the Hero of the USSR, Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev, Commander-in-Chief of the North Caucasian Mililary District. Pliyev and Sholokhov were acquainted and met many times.

The garage exposition also displays a boat motor of “Merkuriy” company and a trailer of the Ulyanovsk automobile plant. It was used to transport a boat and a tent to fishing destination.

Under the awning, as well as in the life-time of M.A. Sholokhov, there are kept fishing rods made of natural material, which the writer preferred for fishing.