Ion Drutsa is one of the most remarcable writers of the XX century. Even in his first narratives, published in fifties, he displayed his talent of researching popular wisdom and his nation’s history. The novels „Frunze de dor”, „Povara bunătăţii noastre”, „Clopotniţa”, and „Biserica albă” in plenty illustrate this truth.
He is also a real dramatist. His plays „Casa mare”, „Sfînta sfintelor”, „Plecarea lui Tolstoi”, „Horia”, Mîrţoaga cu clopoţei”, „Căderea Romei” and others were staged in many theaters of Moscow, Kishinev, Tallin, Vilnius, and so on.
Due to the efforts, devoted by the great writer, there was erected a monument „Lumînarea Recunoştinţei” (the Candle of Recognition) in Soroca, dedicated to the author of the immortal popular work „Mioriţa”.