Shukshin's Readings

Shukshin Festival, known as Shukshin Readings, is becoming more and more popular with each year. The festival is attended by guests from all over Russia, including famous actors, musicians and writers – everyone who knew Vasiliy Shukshin in person and for whom his work predetermined their future life and career.
Shukshin Festival consists of literature readings, film festival and folk celebration on the mountain Picket. The 15th festival took place in 2013.
Shukshin Readings have been held in July since 1976. They take place in Barnaul, Byisk and in Shukshin’s homeland – Srostki. Shukshin Film Festival has been held since 1999 and has a federal status. The prize is a famous jasper vase – a copy of the Tsarina of Vases – the biggest vase in the world, created by Altai workers of Kolyvanskiy Stone-cutting factory and which is situated in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
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Evgeniy Mironov, Actor

-Nowadays it is normal to be closed, it is very difficult to understand what is hidden in person's soul. But looking at the compatriots of Shukshin we cannot say so. It is  sincerity and  openness, which are almost lost nowadays, but exactly they are of a great value.

V.M. Shukshin would become 85 years old in 2014. In honor of the great writer in Altai Kray was planned a number of events, which will take part in the end of July 2014.

Vasiliy Makarovich Shukshyn

He was born on 25 July 1929 in village Srostki. The father was shot in 1933 during collectivization. The mother, Mariya Sergeevna, was bringing up two children alone. Before study in VGIK Shukshin studied in Automobile Technical School, worked in collective farm, at the factory, served in the army, was a teacher.

In 1954 Shukshin entered VGIK. He graduated from the department of the directing in 1960. During the study he published his first story "Two in the Cart". The first main role was in the film of M.M. Khutsiev "Two Fedors". In 60 s Shukshin published stories, narratives, created scenarios by his works.

70 s were very productive for Shukshin. "Kalina Krasnaya" came out, the short story collection "Characters" was published, "Energetic people" was staged.  Vasiliy Makarovich Shukshin died suddenly during the shooting of the film "They fought for the Motherland" on 2 October 1974. He was buried in Moscow on Novodevich'ye cemetery.

Guests Of Festival
For 37 years Altai Kray has been visited by Mikhail Evdokimov, Oleg Mityaev, Valeriy Zolotukhin, Alexander Pankratov-Cherniy, Aleksey Buldakov, Aristarkh Livanov, Lidiya Bobrova, Evgeniy Zharikov, Natalia Gvozdikova, Valentin Rasputin, Vasiliy Belov, Viktor Astaf'ev, Sergey Stepashin, Aleksandr Sokolov, Nikolay Haritonov, Vladimir Konkin, Nikita Vysotskiy, Aleksey Vanin and many others.