The famous Nivkh writer Vladimir Sangi who has celebrated his 80-year anniversary this year visited the Ethnomir museum. The program of the visit included a meeting with the audience. Vladimir Sangi told about the Nivkh historical and cultural heritage, answered the questions asked and shared his artistic plans.
The participants of the meeting were students of the Yunost rehabilitation centre from Yefremov town, the Tula region. They also participated in the literature quiz and answered questions asked by the young representatives of the indigenous people living on Sakhalin. Some of the participants failed to answer properly. They were surprised to know that yukola was not a mysterious people but a traditional Nivkh dish – sun-cured fish, that the flounder could scare away the shark and the titles of three months of the Nivkh calendar were related to the salmon. All the participants received souvenir gifts, the most significant of them – books by Vladimir Sangi signed by the author.
The visit continued with an excursion around the Ethnomir exposition. The writer paid a particular attention to the park of the indigenous minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East and the Husky breeding farm. In his Ulvo camping ground in the Nogliki district of the Sakhalin oblast among his other activities Vladimir Sangi revives the trade of breeding the Siberian Husky –the Gilyak sledge dog.
Yurin Gagarin monument reminded him about the day when the first Sakhalin writer handed over his books to the first cosmonaut. The above mentioned events were carried out as part of a joint project by the Ethnomir museum park and Sakhalin Energy.
For information: the Ethnomir culture and education center is located in the Kaluga region. It is represented by ethnic culture showrooms of different countries of the world in the area of 140 ha. The Ethnomir can introduce the visitor to the cultural and household traditions of various peoples. The park is an ethnographic complex offering master classes, excursions and permanent expositions in traditional houses and museums to its guests. Annually the museum is visited by more than 500 000 persons.
27 April 2015