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Alexander Pushkin monument erected in Cairo

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Alexander Pushkin monument erected in Cairo


21.04.2017

Russian Center in Cairo Monument in honor of the Great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin appeared in the Egyptian capital, as per RIA Novosti. The gala opening ceremony took place today, on April 20. Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko, the city head, public activists and local population were present at the ceremony.

The bust of Pushkin decorated the Poets’ Alley in the Al Hurriyah Park situated in the center of Cairo. It is the most favorite recreation place for the citizens. Another center of Cairo’s cultural life is located nearby. It is the building of Cairo Opera House, the biggest Opera House on the territory of Middle Eastern countries and Africa.

According to the head of Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Egypt Alexei Tevanian, this place is extremely popular, there are always crowds of people there. It means that they all may come close to the Russian culture.

It should be mentioned, that a monument in honor of the well-known Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov was built at the end of last year. It opened the way to the Composers' Alley in the park of Cairo Opera. It stretches along the main building of the Opera. Several years ago, Pushkin’s bust was erected in Alexandria next to the legendary library wall.

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