Village Srostki. Vasily Shukshin's motherland


The village of Srostki is situated in Altai on Katun' river. It would remain unknown as thousands villages and settlements scattered from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean if there were no a person born in 1929. His name is Vasily Shukshin, an actor, a stage director and writer, who is recognized as the national cultural heritage.

In the native village of the writer there is a memorial museum-reserve in honour of bright and distinctive genius Shukshin. The exposition in the former Srostrki school where Vasily had spent his childhood helps to learn more information about him. But to get the comprehensive idea of Shukshin's inner world, feel simple truth of his characters one need to have a slow walk around the village, go down to the Katun' or climb Piket mountain.