A POETRY EVENING IN HONOR OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE'S ARTIST OF RUSSIA NIKOLAI ALEXANDROVICH SELIVANOV IN THE СDL
On September 14, the Central House of Writers (CDL) honored the People's Artist of Russia, sculptor Nikolai Alexandrovich Selivanov. He turned 90 years old, and he personally received congratulations and wishes of success in his work, as today he continues to work and create his wonderful works. Artists, writers, poets, cinematographers, nuclear scientists, public figures gathered in the assembly hall of the Central Public Library. All of them came to tell Nikolai Alexandrovich the words of great gratitude for his multifaceted activity. For 70 years of his creative way he has created an extensive gallery of sculptural works devoted to our outstanding compatriots: poets - Sergey Esenin and Alexander Blok; scientists who paved the way to space - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Sergey Korolev; writers - Vasily Shukshin and Yuri Bondarev; Heroes of the Soviet Union - Fleet Admiral Nikolai Kuznetsov and submarine captain Alexander Marinesko, nuclear scientists - Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov and Efim Pavlovich Slavsky and many others. Numerous works by N.A. Selivanov are cast in bronze or made of marble and granite and are installed as monuments in various cities of our country or are in museums.
Vladimir Ognev, the chairman of the MODV AEP, Sergey Nikonenko, a Soviet and Russian actor and filmmaker, scriptwriter, People's Artist of the RSFSR, Lenin Komsomol Prize winner, Valery Khatyushin, a Russian poet, prose writer, literary critic, translator and publicist, came on stage with congratulations. Winner of the Literary Prize named after Leninsky Komsomol, Valery Khatyushin - Russian poet, prose writer, literary critic, translator, publicist. Sergei Yesenin, winner of the Sholokhov and Andrey Platonov International Literary Prizes. Editor-in-Chief of the Young Guard magazine, Yury Nazarov, People's Artist of the Russian Federation.
The Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage "Russian Knight" also congratulated Nikolai Selivanov and donated a portrait of Sergei Yesenin, a brilliant Russian poet, with whose image the whole creative fate of the Sculptor is connected.
Sources: "Русский Вестник", "Контекст"
Photo: Vladimir Kuryshev