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The Turgenev Museum in Orel region will open to visitors in December

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky congratulated the Russians on the 200 anniversary from the birthday of the writer

MOSCOW, 9 November. Exhibition at the Museum of Turgenev in the estate of Spasskoe-Lutovinovo, Oryol region will open in early December this year. Already completed the external restoration work of the building, told TASS on Friday Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

“In Spasskom-Lutovinovo completed exterior work on the estate of Turgenev, the exhibition opens in early December,” he said. Earlier it was reported that the Museum of Turgenev in Orel region will not have time to restore the 200th anniversary of the birth of the writer, which is celebrated on 9 November. Then it was said that the work will be completed before the end of the year.

The Minister of culture congratulated the Russians on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Turgenev, which will be celebrated on Friday. “On this day 200 years ago was born an outstanding writer, a great master of the Russian word Turgenev. The contribution of I. S. Turgenev in the global culture cannot be overestimated, because literature provides the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, reliable links between generations, the moral formation of the personality, its aesthetic development,” – said in greeting the Minister at the disposal of TASS.

Medinsky stressed that Turgenev was a man truly loves his country, “and sang in the works all that expensive and today the Russian people: the beauty of nature, the wholeness and breadth of the Russian soul, spiritual and moral potential of the people.” “We continue to discover new facets of the talent of Turgenev, the scale of his work and the emotional impact on the soul and minds of the Russian people,” – said the Minister.

On the celebration of the anniversary of Turgenev

March 5, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the celebration in 2018 the 200th anniversary of the birth of Turgenev. In the framework of the execution of the decree was established the organizing Committee on preparation and celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Turgenev, approved the plan of main activities related to preparation and holding of the celebration.

The plan provides for about 40 events, as previously reported by the Director of the Department of museums, Ministry of culture Vladislav Kononov. It is a cultural, scientific and educational activities, digitization, restoration and repair of objects connected with the activities of the writer, and more. Many have already been implemented, implementation of the remaining proceeds.

There will also be a lot of unplanned events, active participation in the training took part in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Oryol and Tula region.

Turgenev was born in Orel in 1818. The most famous writer’s works – the novels “Fathers and sons”, “the noble nest”, the story “Asya”, story “Mumu” and the cycle of stories “notes of a hunter”. One of the most famous sites in Orel region associated with the name of the writer is the former estate of Turgenev’s mother, now a state memorial and natural Museum-reserve “Spasskoe-Lutovinovo”, located in the Mtsensk district of Oryol region.