January 30, 2021: the home city of Anton Chekhov
paid tribute to its great countryman. Traditionally the date is celebrated by a program of commemorative events organized by Taganrog Arts & Culture Council and Taganrog State Museum Reserve.
In the early morning citizens and guests of the city gathered in front of Chekhov Monument on Taganrog's Red Square: deputy city manager for social affairs Mrs. Irina Golubeva, director of Taganrog State Museum Reserve Mrs. Yelizaveta Lipovenko, Taganrog City Council's deputies, students, representatives of NGOs and museum employees.
"Congratulations to city residents on our common holiday. I wish each and every one to spare a moment to open a Chekhov
's book and touch greatness, marvel at Chekhov's grandeur, meaningfulness of his words", President of Taganrog City Council (Duma) and City Executive Ms. Inna Titarenko wrote on her personal web page.
After the rally a theatrical performance was held at Taganrog Chekhov Drama Theater