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Russian Language Day celebrated today


Fragmjent of Pushkin's portrait by Petr Konchalovsky

Every year Russia celebrates Alexander S. Pushkin birth anniversary together with Russian Language Day established in 2011 in honor of the great poet on the 6th of June. The festive activities have already spread beyond Russian borders and the holiday obtained an international status, RIA Novosti informs.

The organizers of the Red Square Book Festival, which opened in Moscow, devoted the last day to the Russian language and called it the Day of Pushkin. They planned dozens of different activities: a lecture for children titled My Pushkin, Lifetime Editions and Publications of Alexander Pushkin in the collection of Pushkin State Museum exhibition, meetings, lectures about the poet’s works and many other events.

First museum festival dedicated to Alexander Pushkin will take place in Saint Petersburg. According to organizers, PushkinFest will bring an opportunity for citizens and city guests to see Pushkin under a completely different angle and broaden their perception about familiar fields connected to the name of the legendary poet.

Before the Day of Russian Language, representatives of more than 80 countries joined “Let’s Read Pushkin!” campaign. Russian language fans and devotees of the Great Russian poet read well-known poems and publish videos in social networks.

Russian Language Week opened in the capital of Vietnam. A delegation of Russian language teachers arrived at Hanoi. A festive concert Pushkin Evening is also planned.

A monument to Alexander Pushkin will be erected in Denmark as a part of celebrations of Russian Language Day and birth anniversary of Pushkin.

Russkiy Mir Foundation in tandem with museum-reserve Boldino is conducting World Pushkin contest.

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