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150th anniversary of Ivan Bunin will be celebrated in Russia and worldwide
A lot of events are planned this year for the sesquicentennial anniversary of Ivan Bunin, which will happen next October, the Kultura TV channel writes. The organizing committee reports that exhibitions, special evenings, reader's contests, drawings, translation of Bunin's literary heritage will be timed to coincide with the date. The program includes the opening of museums and festivals. A number of books dedicated to the writer’s works will be published during the anniversary year.
An exhibition will be held as part of the Red Square Book Festival. The Russian State Library will exhibit outstanding manuscripts, while the Solzhenitsyn House of Russian Abroad will showcase unique historical documents and photographs.
Celebrations will be also held in France, Egypt, USA. The festive events will begin on March 26 at the New York City Public Library. In April, the state of Vermont will join them, in autumn - New York Columbia University, the head of the Dal Museum of the History of Russian Literature Dmitry Bak said.
In addition, the Bunin’s anniversary was included in the list of UNESCO events.
Russia is going to celebrate Bunin’s 150th anniversary at the state level. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The document notes the enormous contribution of Bunin not only to Russian but also to world culture.