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Presentation of “Anton Chekhov’s Sakhalin Island. Facsimile Reproduction and Digitally Restored Manuscript” book

“Anton Chekhov’s Sakhalin Island. Facsimile Reproduction and Digitally Restored Manuscript” book was presented at the Russian Federation Council on 26 February as part of the Days of Sakhalin Oblast event. 

Roman Dashkov, Sakhalin Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, told Valentina Matvienko, Chairwoman of the Federation Council, about the precise and delicate work performed by the experts involved in the restoration of Chekhov’s manuscript. The timeline of this unparalleled project implemented by the Russian State Library and the Tobolsk Revival Foundation with support from Sakhalin Energy, was set up to commemorate Anton Chekhov’s 160th birthday and 130 years since his journey to Sakhalin. The Chairwoman emphasized that Chekhov’s name has a symbolic meaning for the island region. “A good day starts with a good book”, she added. 

“This publication is extremely valuable to us, those who conduct research into Chekhov’s life and literary heritage, especially his book Sakhalin Island. The materials published will serve as a foundation for new scientific discoveries and research projects” said Evgenia Firsova, Director of the Sakhalin Island Book Museum.  

Support for cultural initiatives has a special place on Sakhalin Energy’s social agenda.  The main idea behind this Sakhalin Island facsimile publication project is to protect and promote the treasure trove of Russian art and popularize classical Russian literature and cultural heritage. By restoring the manuscript, the researchers uncovered a vast collection of plans and ideas that Chekhov envisioned when he created Sakhalin Island, a priceless literary masterpiece.




26 February 2020

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