December 21, 2018: the stage of Taganrog Chekhov Theater
hosted the summarizing event and award ceremony for the international festival "Defense of Taganrog in 1855"
Organizers, participants, sponsors, journalists, photographers and other people who contributed to the establishment and promotion of this tourism event were honored at the ceremony. A record number of spectators - 40 thousand people - attended the 3rd edition
of the festival, making it one of Russia's major historical reenactment events that entered in the TOP-5 list of the best national festivals and weekend events of 2018.
The honorees were awarded with letters of gratitude by Ms. Titarenko, Taganrog City Council
's Chairman and Taganrog City Executive, Mr. Roman Koryakin, Deputy City Manager of Taganrog Local Government
Mrs. Inna Shinkina, director of the Rostov Oblast's department of tourism noted: "The festival "Defense of Taganrog in 1855"
is an outstanding and entertaining event, which has become the most attended tourism event of 2018 in Rostov Oblast. The first festival was held only three years ago, but it is growing and developing rapidly. Thanks to this event, Taganrog - the city with an immense tourist potential, has stood out. Tourists and visitors had a great opportunity to see it in a new way. Its recent edition finished in October, but related activities and archive continue another year until the next edition, supporting popular interest for the city of Taganrog."
The international jury headed by the Italian artist Enzo Rosamilia
summed up the results of the photo contest dedicated to the first three edition of "Defense of Taganrog in 1855"
: "It's an honor to participate in such an outstanding and large-scale event as the "Defense of Taganrog in 1855". It's not just spectacular and beautiful by itself, but also very important for educating the new generation. Thanks to such historical reenactments, young people have a chance to learn more about their country's history and get more respect for ancestors and their home city. I followed the events of the festival on Facebook and was very impressed and inspired. This is why I immediately accepted the invitation to preside the photo contest jury".
The 4th edition of "Defense of Taganrog in 1855"
will be held in the city of Taganrog on May 17-19, 2019.