Первый юбилей

My plant my destiny!

In November 1927 the first issue of the “Krasny Sormovich” newspaper came out. It was the press organ of the Party Committee, Plant Committee, Komsomol Committee and of the plant management of the “Krasnoye Sormovo”. In May 1928 the first meeting of the “Volga” literary society of Sormovo’s poets took place at the newspaper editorial office. Today both the “Krasny Sormovich” and the “Volga” have passed the 90th anniversaries of their existence

Over the nine decades, the Sormovo literary society has grown up many good and different poets, some of them afterwards became members of the Union of Writers and leaders of the native literary society. The latter is respectably called “the guards society” among the poets of Nizhniy Novgorod. One of the main themes of the poetry writing of the natives of the Volga region was and still is the heroic history of the Sormovo plant, its glorious past and current everyday work.

An anthology of poems of Sormovo’s poets is being prepared for the issue by the 170th jubilee of the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant, which is called “My Plant is my Destiny!”. This selection includes poems by the workers and production leaders, engineers and designers, journalists and cultural professionals. What they have in common is their sincere devotion to the native plant and pride of its achievements.


Alexander LYUKIN

Participant of the Great Patriotic War. He worked as a quality engineer at the Sormovo plant. Since 1961 – a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR. An author of twelve collections of poems. In 1960-ies he used to be the head of Sormovo’s literary society “Volga”. Nowadays the society is named after A.I. Lyukin.


А former chief constructor and an expert on commissioning of Sormovo’s submarines. For ten years he used to head the Museum of history of the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant. He is an author of four poetic collections.

Alexander KOLESOV

A former ship fitter, a veteran of the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant. An author of several collections of verses.


Works as a ship fitter at the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant. A member of the Union of Writers of Russia since 1999. An author of nine collections of poems, a holder of the award of Nizhniy Novgorod. Since 2004 he has been heading the “Volga” literary society in Sormovo.  


Used to work for several decades as an executive secretary of the “Krasny Sormovich” newspaper. A member of the Union of Journalists of Russia. Currently – deputy director of the Museum of history of the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant. She is an author of two poetic collections.


The oldest member of the Sormovo literary society. He started his professional career as a worker in the railroad workshop of the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant. For many years he used to work as a correspondent of the “Krasny Sormovich” newspaper. An author of several collections of poetry.

Natalia YAROVA

Works as a production engineer at the “Krasnoye Sormovo” plant. She is an author of two collections of poems.


Margarita Gennadievna Finyukova

Rebel winds on Volga

Heave waves and spray

Pour out the champagne!

Hurray! Hurray!

Flags are a-waving.

Hear on the shore

We’re celebrating,

Launching the ship!

Our hard work

Was not in vain,

It is confirmed

By the ship’s siren

The new mighty ship

Will soon navigate

Volga’s deep,

Proud and stately.


The shipyard is proud

Of the glorious name:

Krasnoye Sormovo

Had never a blame.

Spring’s in the air

The waves are deep –

Away with all cares,

We’re launching the ship!


Andrey Pavlovich Khramov

The dawn is breaking over town again

And the new day is lighting every heart

We are walking proudly with a firm gait

To our famous Sormovo shipyard.

We are constructing Russia’s newest ships

That furrow rivers, oceans, and seas.

They prove our worth to our countrymen,

They prove that our work is not in vain.

At all the times, since the world began,

Shipbuilders’ craft is honored by men

We’ll put ourselves into the history books,

So our children at them proudly look.

Let our inspiration never stop,

Over peaceful sea and under peaceful skies,

Let Volga praise with every water drop

Sormovo yard for many years to come!

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My plant my destiny!
My plant my destiny!
My plant my destiny!
My plant my destiny!