The Skopin Museum was presented with a button accordion, on which, according to legend, Budyonny played
On December 15, philanthropist and philanthropist, general director of PromTEKHNologiya LLC (Tula region), Honorary Citizen of Skopin Yuri Suslin made a gift to his native city on his birthday. He handed over an unusual exhibit to the Skopinsky Museum of Local Lore. This is a restored button accordion, which is over a hundred years old. According to legend, it was played by the combat commander of the 1st Cavalry Army, the hero of the Civil War, three times Hero of the Soviet Union Semyon Budyonny.
Yuri Suslin got the musical instrument from Vyacheslav Rudakov, his teacher at the Skopin Music School named after A. G. Novikov. Vyacheslav Nikolaevich said that in the 60s of the last century, his father bought a button accordion from a local resident, a railway station mechanic Pavel Morozov. Pavel Petrovich’s sister Maria served as a nurse in the 1st Cavalry Army during the Civil War. As a reward for her courage and courage, Budyonny presented her with a valuable gift – a button accordion, to which was attached a sign with the inscription: “For impeccable service in the ranks of the Cavalry Army. 1926 S. M. Budyonny.
The body of the button accordion, of course, was replaced and restored. And the plate was restored at the enterprise of Yuri Suslin. And the internal content of the instrument remained the same. As in those distant years, when the legendary commander awarded them to a young nurse.
The director of the Skopinsky Museum of Local Lore, Elena Morozova, thanked the donor, congratulated him cordially on his anniversary and presented him with gratitude to the “Honorary Donor”.
“On the anniversary, many people are drawn to their origins. So today I came to my hometown. I wanted to celebrate this day with a gift for the local museum, and therefore for all fellow countrymen and guests of Skopin. I would like unique things, like this button accordion, to tirelessly help us “flip through” the pages of the history of our native land. Which we must collect bit by bit, preserve and convey to our children and grandchildren.