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Commemorative events dedicated to Anton Chekhov's 162nd birthday held in Taganrog

January 31, 2022: the home city of Anton Chekhov paid tribute to its great countryman. Traditionally January 29 is celebrated by a program of commemorative events organized by Taganrog Arts & Culture Council and Taganrog Group of Museums.

In the early morning citizens and guests of the city gathered in front of Chekhov Monument on Taganrog's Red Square: City Council President and City Executive Inna Titarenko, City Manager Mikhail Solonitsin, director of Taganrog Group of Museums Yelizaveta Lipovenko, Taganrog City Council's deputies, students, representatives of NGOs, and museum employees.


"I wish everyone to remember our fellow-countryman Anton Chekhov today, on his 162nd birthday. Let's open a Chekhov's book and pay tribute to this outstanding person", invited the City Council President and City Executive Inna Titarenko.

After this rally a theatrical performance was held at Taganrog Chekhov Drama Theater.


An international public action entitled "Reading Chekhov Aloud" was held by Taganrog Chekhov Public Library and Taganrog Foreign Relations Office. It brought together many people from around the world reading aloud their favourite Chekhov's work. Furthermore, Taganrog Group of Museums initiated an online event "Next to Chekhov", which was held from January 20 to 29, 2022.