The ceremony of solemn presentation of postcards dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Don Cossack Song and Dance Ensemble was held in Rostov-on-Don. By the anniversary date, the Russian Post issued a special stamp with a fixed date, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the federal postal department of the Rostov region. It is specified that 900 postcards have already been issued for the anniversary.
On April 4, the State Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Don Cossacks named after Anatoly Kvasov celebrates its 85th anniversary. The postcards depict artists from the current composition of the ensemble. In addition to them, the Russian Post in the Rostov region initiated the issuance of a special postmark with a fixed date, which depicts the emblem of the ensemble, a Cossack with a sword in a dance jump.
It is noted that in 1935, in the village of Veshenskaya, on the initiative of the writer Mikhail Sholokhov, a folk Cossack theatre and a folk Cossack choir were created, and already on April 4, 1936, by the decision of the Presidium of the Azov-Black Sea Regional Executive Committee, a professional collective was created “The Don-Kuban Cossack Choir” of 50 artists.
During the Great Patriotic War, the ensemble’s artists performed for front-line soldiers and for civilians in the rear. In recent years, the ensemble has been replenished with young artists. The collective annually takes part in music festivals in Smolensk, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Samara, Nazran, and also Lugansk (Lugansk People’s Republic).