EKATERINBURG, November 14. / TASS /. The premiere of the demo version of the TV show about the evacuation of cultural objects and cultural intelligentsia during the Great Patriotic War to Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) will take place at 17:00 Moscow time on November 14 in Yekaterinburg in social networks. This was reported on the official portal of the city's culture department.
Sverdlovsk is the largest evacuation center, where industrial enterprises, educational and cultural institutions were sent since 1941.
"On November 14 at 19:00 (17:00 Moscow time) in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and the future opening of the Hermitage-Ural cultural center in Yekaterinburg, the premiere of a demo version of a television show about the evacuation and preservation of the country's cultural heritage during the Great Patriotic War in Sverdlovsk will be presented.", - the message says. In social networks, it is specified that the premiere will take place in the group of the city's culture department on VKontakte.
The idea of creating a documentary theatrical production "Sverdlovsk: Cultural Evacuation" arose from a series of journalistic materials about the cultural intelligentsia evacuated to the Urals during the Patriotic War from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Crimea, Odessa, Kiev.
"These are documentary stories, bit by bit from interviews, books, archives of cultural institutions that found shelter in our city and saved priceless museum collections here. How did a group of museum workers preserve the treasures of the Hermitage in the city, how did the main theater of the country, the Moscow Art Theater, work in evacuation? the famous ballerina Maya Plisetskaya survived in hungry Sverdlovsk, and the famous children's writer Agniya Barto began working at the plant with the teenagers to help them? Which animals from the Moscow Zoo were saved, and which died in the severe Ural frosts, "the department said about the performance.
The famous Russian playwright, student of Nikolai Kolyada Irina Vaskovskaya, project director of the Museum of the History of Yekaterinburg Irina Lyadova took part in the implementation of the project. They decided to present Sverdlovsk in the form of a little surprised girl "who perceived the arrival and departure of the capital's people as an important event in her life." "The premiere of the full version of the play and offline will take place already during the opening of the Hermitage-Ural center next year," the department said.