Taganrog, Jul. 20-2004: several cultural events of an international importance have been realized in Taganrog within the framework of “The International Chekhov Memorial Year 2004”.
Taganrog initiated a nationwide action “We’ll Plant a Cherry Orchard”. The first cherry trees were planted near the birth-house of Chekhov
and near Chekhov Gymnasium. Some were planted in Moscow and in Badenweiler
(Germany), where Anton Chekhov
died in 1904.
The international Child Art contest “Anton Chekhov and the Heroes of His Novels” was realized. More than 150 drawings from Byelorussia, Ukraine and Russia were submitted.
A collection of photographs “Anton Chekhov and His Contemporaries” was represented in its entire volume.
The guidebook “Chekhov Memorial Places in Taganrog”, prepared by the Chekhov Museum specialists, was published in July 2004. The Moscow edition “Helios” published a collection of articles “Four Milestones of Chekhov’s Life”, containing four periods the writer's life: Taganrog, Moscow, Yalta, Badenweiler
. The special issue of the almanac “The landmarks of Taganrog”, was dedicated to the centenary of Chekhov’s death.