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A book about the life of Karelians in the Tver region is published

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Anatoly Golovkin studies the culture of this people.

The Triad publishing house has published a new book by the writer Anatoly Golovkin, this is the first volume of the author’s collection of works, which includes the books “History of Tver Karelia”, “Karelia: from paganism to Orthodoxy” and “Karelian National District”.

The book “History of Tver Karelia” tells about the roots, development, 50 years of oblivion during the Soviet era and the last attempt to revive the small people in the late twentieth century – the Tver Karelians.

“After the signing of the Stolbov Peace Treaty on February 27, 1617, Tver Karelia emerged in the center of Russia, where until the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, there were many more Karelians than in Karelia. But from the second half of the XX century its rapid extinction began “, – it is said in the annotation to the new volume of the collection of works.

The second book “Karelians: from paganism to Orthodoxy” tells about the complex processes of gradual transition of Karelians from pagan customs to Orthodoxy, the history of churches and monasteries built by the Karelians in Ladoga and Tver.

The book “Karelian National District” tells about the formation, life and liquidation of the Karelian National District, which lasted in the Kalinin region for 19 months, from July 9, 1937 to February 7, 1939, as well as repression of Karelian activists.

On the cover: the unique wooden temple complex of Kizhi is the pride of the Karelian people.

Anatoly Golovkina worked in the authorities, represented the Tver Karelians at different levels. Has state awards. He wrote 15 books on the history of Russia and Tver Karelia, as well as a book of poems “Light in the Window”. Diploma winner of literary competitions.

Age restriction – “12+”.

Read also the material about Tver Karelians in the project “TVERTEAM. Success stories” – Heritage of Kalevala: how the Tver woman turned a provincial town into a center of Karelian culture.

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