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New Creative Competition World Pushkin established

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New Creative Competition World Pushkin established


It was announced about the establishment of a new creativity competition named World Pushkin at the gala night devoted to the 50th All-Russian Pushkin Poetry Festival. According to Sergey Shurigin, Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the competition is focused on the promotion of the Russian language and literature throughout the world and spreading Pushkins artistic legacy both in Russia and abroad as well as on the support of gifted young people and development of international humanitarian communication. The steering committee including famous workers and experts in culture is to have been formed by July 1 and in September the project is going to be submitted for public debate. The founders are supposed to announce about the beginning of the World Pushkin competition at the 10th Assembly of the Russian World on November 3 in Moscow.

Sergey Shurigin handed over special diplomas of the Russkiy Mir Foundation to award winners of the Boldino Autumn literature festival who were a poet Nikolai Rachkov and writer Mikhail Chizhov. Nikolai Rachkov has been taking part in the All-Russian Pushkin Poetry Festival for over 40 years now. He said that he was especially pleased to receive the award in Boldino as he had always liked works by Pushkin. Pushkin and the Russian language are indissoluble, he claimed quoting his own poem devoted to the Russian language that went like that: There will be no other heritage which could be more important than the Russian language.

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