NEWSPAPERS ABOUT THE STATE LEISURE TIME IN MARIINSK, SHCHEGLOVSK AND KUZNETSK DISTRICTS OF TOMSK PROVINCE IN THE CIVIL WAR (1918–1919)
Authors: Zvyagin Sergey Pavlovich, Makarchuk Sergey Vladimirovich
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For a long time in the national historiography, it was thought that during the Civil war (1918–1919)
cultural life in the region was disrupted. So I thought and Professor V. V. TUEV (Kemerovo). The focus of
our research is Mariinsk, Scheglovsk and Kuznetsk districts of Tomsk Province, which on January 26, 1943
amounted to Kemerovo oblast.
We analyzed five annual sets of Newspapers of different political trends that appeared in Siberia. Especially
a lot of information was identified in the following publications: “Siberian life” (Tomsk) and “Link”
(Mariinsk). The content of all kinds of newspaper articles gives you the opportunity to ensure that there existed
unorganized and organized forms of leisure. The leader was Mariinsk due to several factors. It was the largest
three-County city in terms of population. It had a women’s gymnasium, the people’s house, several libraries,
a cinema, and a significant number of public organizations. The location of Moscow on the TRANS-Siberian
railway contributed to the organization of tour activities. Among the guests, there were even artists and creative
teams from Petrograd. The largest group of the region’s population were peasants. They independently took their free time
reading newspapers and books. First, you can name a few of the organized forms of leisure. It’s the concerts
of guest artists. A large audience gathered impressions of the performances staged on their own. It was popular
in those years form of creative self-realization of the population.
Second, there were activities health nature, including skating, sledding. Mariinsk hosted a chess tournament.
Steps were taken for the organization of free time of children and adolescents. Some leisure activities
were accompanied by the collection of funds for the Siberian army of Admiral A. V. Kolchak.
Additional attractiveness of the article were attached to the fact that it contained a large number of names
of our fellow countrymen. It has a local history and genealogical value.
We are still unable to identify information about the visit in Tomsk and the province of “father of Russian
futurism” David D. Burliuk. To get to the provincial center, he could only through the Taiga station.
Thus, even in the difficult conditions of the Civil War, several localities of the three districts of Tomsk
Province carried out leisure activities.
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house, cinema, newspapers, books, concert, performance, touring, sport, farmers, children.