The outcome of the Scientific Readings «Literature of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands: Traditions, Innovation, Prospects» was a collection of articles that had just been published by Sakhalin State University (SakhSU).
An invaluable contribution was made by Elena Alexandrovna Ikonnikova, Executive Editor, Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Chair of Russian and Foreign Literature at SakhSU
Readings dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Sakhalin branch of the Russian Writers’ Union were held at Sakhalin State University on December 1, 2017. Among the participants were scientists, students, graduate students, writers, employees of institutions of basic and additional education, culture. On behalf of the Sakhalin Regional Museum, speeches were delivered by Oksana Vladimirovna Fetsova, Head of the Museum Storage Department and Anna Yuryevna Levkovskaya, Senior Researcher who also provided materials for further publication.
An article by O. V. Fetsova tells about the handwritten magazine of the School Literary Club of the village of Oktyabrsky (currently non-existent) kept in the collections of the Sakhalin Regional Museum. The magazine dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution includes stories about Sakhalin and the people of the village, patriotic poems, witty ditties and drawings of teachers and children, selected by the School Principal, I. G. Miromanov and copied in calligraphy by one of the students. Since 1940, the magazine has been kept in the Miromanovs family and in 1963 it was donated to the museum.
The article by A. Yu. Levkovskaya is dedicated to the Sakhalin period of life of the famous linguist and ethnographer Yerukhim Abramovich Kreinovich, who studied languages, life and culture of the peoples of the north of Siberia and the Far East, and his correspondence with the ethnographer, linguist Vladimir Germanovich Bogoraz. It was V. G. Bogoraz, a professor at Leningrad State University, who succeeded in getting student E. A. Kreinovich interested in the study of the culture and life of Giliaks, laid the foundation for the scientists fruitful activity, and facilitated his first trip to Sakhalin. E. A. Kreinovich is widely known as the author of the book «Nivkhgu», in which, using the genre of the diary, he outlined long-term observations that reveal the real events of the life of the Nivkh people, their rites, customs and religious ideas
The collection of scientific articles «Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands: Language, Literature, Culture» will replenish the museum’s library.