Ceremonies are being held in Moscow to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Anton Chekhov. Many places in Moscow keep memories of the famous writer and dramatist. Here, he made his debut as a doctor and penned his first story. Chekhov died at a German spa in Badenweiler but was buried in Moscow. On Friday, President Dmitry Medvedev will attend jubilee events in Chekhov’s birth city of Taganrog on the Sea of Azov. Chekhov’s famous plays “The Sea Gull”, “Three Sisters”, “The Cherry Orchard” and “Uncle Vanya” translated into many languages have survived numerous stagings worldwide.
Sources:The Voice of Russia,RT