State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
20 August 2017

A meeting of Izborsk Friday Historical Club, dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Alexey Bashkevich (1907-1982), took place in Izborsk on August 18, 2017.

  Alexey Bashkevich - a poet, a local historian, an artist, a musician, a composer and a musical instrument maker – has written several famous songs about Izborsk. Among them are songs, entitled “Slavonic Springs”, “The long gone days of my youth” and “They will never be forgotten” that have become the hymns of Izborsk.

  The meeting of Izborsk Friday Historical Club was attended by people who used to know Aleksey Aleksandrovich. They shared their recollections about him saying that he was a very kind and open hearted person.   

   “Nadezhda” on-stage performance group directed by N.V.Pavlova sang with great sincerity several songs dedicated to Izborsk, including the favourite song of Aleksey Bashkevich, entitled “Cranes”

  We are very grateful to “Nadezhda” on-stage performance group directed by N.V.Pavlova, to our colleagues from Izborsk Library and Izborsk School for their help in the preparation of the event.

   We thank the relatives of Aleksey Bashkevich and all the people who took part in the meeting of Izborsk Friday Historical Club and shared their memories of the Person who contributed a lot to the preservation of history and culture of ancient Izborsk….

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