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Pushkin poems recited in Tel Aviv
Pushkin poems were recited on Pushkin street located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Poetry celebration was devoted to the symbol of Russian culture, Alexander Pushkin, and to the Russian Literature Day. Rossotrudnichestvo members and our compatriots were present at the event that was conducted by Russian Cultural Center and Union of Russian-Language Writers of Israel.
Poetical evening began with fairy tale poem Ruslan and Lyudmila written in 1820.Then winners of Reading Pushkin action recited other poems and received gifts from the action organizers.
It is worth mentioning that Pushkin was recited not only in Russian but also in Hebrew.
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