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Faina Ranevskaya's Birthday Celebrated in Taganrog

August 28, 2018: birthday of the Taganrog-native actress Faina Ranevskaya was traditionally celebrated in Taganrog by the new edition of award-winning "The Umbrella Morning" festival. The event has been held since 2008 and continues to attract and fascinate more and more tourists. The main events were on August 27 - Faina Ranevskaya's birthday in Taganrog's Gorky Park, in front of the artist's birth house and in the yacht club.

The historical building that belong to Ranevskaya's parents is now part of the Taganrog Group of Museums (Taganrog State Literary and Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve) and is currently undergoing reconstruction to restore it to its original appearance. In 2019 the memorial museum will open its doors to the visitors.

Admirers of the actress laid flowers in front her monument and participated in a street performance called "Our Lady With An Umbrella", inspired by the her film roles, cameos and animation film characters voiced by Faina Ranevskaya.

Hundreds of people went for a march across Taganrog downtown area, many wore hats and carried umbrellas or parasols as a tribute to her most famous role of Lyalya in the 1940 film "The Foundling".