Different Countries, Same Gorodki 22.06.2021The traditional Russian game of Gorodki dates back to the 18th century. It was played by Leo Tolstoy and Maksim Gorky. In Soviet times, Gorodki turned into a legitimate sport, and this year marks the 85th anniversary of the first USSR championship. Today, the Gorodki is played not only in Russia and the CIS countries - Russian compatriots have brought the game to the far abroad. It has been found that the Gorodki can unite nations (Karelia and Finland hold joint tournaments) and bring back to the origins: it was abroad that many compatriots took up a bat for the first time.
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Italian students learned about Russian military literature and wartime songs
On May 11, a lecture on Russian poetry and the Great Patriotic War was held at the Russian Center of the University of Pisa, timed to coincide with the Victory Day celebrations.
The head of the center, Professor Stefano Gardzonio, spoke about Russian military literature. In particular, they read, translated into Italian and commented on the poems of Russian frontline poets and songs of the war and post-war times.
Poems by Boris Slutsky, Konstantin Simonov and Anna Akhmatova, war songs by Mark Bernes and bardic poems by Alexander Galich, Bulat Okudzhava and Vladimir Vysotsky were performed during the event.
Stefano Gardzonio, Anastasia Kondrasheva, Pisa