According to TASS with reference to the responsible for international relations at the municipality of Sorrento, Antonio Fiorentino, a town lying on the picturesque Amalfi coast of southern Italy, a monument to the great proletarian classics of Russian and Soviet literature. Its opening was timed to 150 anniversary since the birth of the writer.
The ceremony took place at noon last Saturday on the city’s main square – Piazza Victory, with the participation of officials of the world of culture and governmental institutions of the Russian Federation and the Italian Republic. This was written on the page of a community in the social network Twitter.
In a communication dated October 27, Comune di Sorrento says: “Maxim Gorky returned to his “home” in Italy: Sorrento. This monument, dedicated to the great Russian writer, who lived for nine years, from 1924 until 1933, in the Villa “Il Sorito” Capo di Sorrento, was opened this morning.”
The monument by the famous Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov is made in the form of a column with flying puffins and a bust of Gorky at the top.
It is known that Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, who signs his works with the pseudonym Maxim Gorky, also called stormy Petrel of the revolution.
At the festival in Sorrento, dedicated to the opening of the monument to Gorky, evening in the Palace of the city Hall presented for the first time never saw the light of publication of the several numbers of the special Italian edition of the newspaper “Pravda” publication “Sorrentina true,” print paid writer.