On 6 October, in Gum opened the exhibition “Uncle Stepa – 80″ dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the works of Sergei Mikhalkov. Young artists from all over Russia and CIS countries presented their vision of the militiaman-the giant in the framework of the contest “I am a pencil and paper took…”.

Writes “Metro”, at the opening ceremony of the exhibition Director Nikita Mikhalkov said that the prototype of the Soviet “superhero” was the author of the works of his father. “He’s always been very tall, he has a poem about a man of high growth. As a child, his dolgovato provoked ridicule, and until he grew up, wanted to be down so not to stand out. But, having matured, has decided that there is nothing wrong, and made up this character, who thanks to his height and kindness became a hero. It’s designed for children, for the children, and all those 80 years he was with us, and therefore stays young” – he explained.

People’s artist of Russia Viktor Chizhikov, the author of the famous bears – the symbol of the Olympics-80, headed the jury of the contest “I am a pencil and paper took…”, at the opening ceremony said that it illustrated a lot of books Mikhalkov, but never illustrated “Uncle Stepa”. “Children’s drawings saying that “Uncle Stepa” necessary today”, – he said in comments to RIA “Novosti”.

The exhibition included 150 children’s works. A drawing competition was conducted in 2013 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Sergei Mikhalkov.

Recall, a poem about a policeman with the name of Stepanov and Stepan was first published in the pioneer magazine in 1935, and a year later was included in his first collection of poems by Sergei Mikhalkov and released as a separate book. “Soyuzmultfilm” twice filmed the adventures of a stalwart policeman in 1939 and 1964.

Uncle Stepan is 80 years old. Happy anniversary! The exhibition in Gum. #datastep #centrados #Moscow #gum #history

“Alive and unharmed” in Moscow mark the 80th anniversary of Uncle Stepan (PHOTO) 07.10.2016

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