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UNESCO added three Russian writers to the list of anniversaries

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UNESCO added three Russian writers to the list of anniversaries


Birthdays of great Russian writers – Maxim Gorky, Ivan Turgenev and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn have entered the list of the UNESCO anniversaries. The corresponding decision was taken at the UNESCO General Conference at the Paris session, Year of Literature website reports. There are 48 paragraphs in the list.

Anniversaries of world-known Russian writers are coming this year. 150 years of Gorky is celebrated in March. The writer (the real name is Aleksey Peshkov) was born in Nizhny Novgorod. In November 1818 Ivan Turgenev was born in Orel, and on December 11 famous Russian and Soviet writer and dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to celebrate 100 years jubilee.

The convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted in November 1972. This date is known as the day when UNESCO was newly launched.

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