This day, called Gorky Day by the authorities, is celebrated for the third time and this time has provoked protests from the large Ukrainian diaspora, which is hiding in Italy from the conflict in the territory of their country.
According to Rousseau, the Ukrainians surrounded the monument to the famous author of “The Life of Klim Samgin” and tried to interfere in the action.
Some brought Ukrainian flags, waved them and shouted loudly. It was “a bit unsettling,” says the Institute’s president. There were about 30 offenders and “the police kept them at a distance.”
As for the event, it was not interrupted. “Actress Anna-Chiara Senatore read excerpts from the works of the Russian writer, and Luigi Marino, president of the Gorky Association, said that the famous Russian writer had always opposed manifestations of nationalism, but Ukrainians did not really appreciate these words,” Russo said. saying.
Gorky in Sorrento wrote two of his most famous novels, memoirs and many essays.
Having lived in Italy for a total of 17 years, he spent nine of them in Sorrento.