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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The concert dedicated to the International Day of the Russian Language took place the day before, on June 6, at the UN. It was held online by the UN Chamber Music Society, TASS reports.
According to the artistic director of the group, Brenda Wongova, the concert is a vivid symbol of strong spiritual ties that connect music and the Russian language, one of the most widespread on the planet.
The program of the event included masterpieces of Russian composers: works by Rachmaninov, Arensky, Shostakovich, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and others. They were performed by musicians from different countries.
Russian Language Day is celebrated at the UN level, since Russian is one of the six official languages. The organization made the corresponding decision in 2010. Numerous campaigns and marathons are held on this day in Russia and foreign countries.
Vasily Nebenzya, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, recalled that Russian is the language of a great culture. It unites people and nations throughout the world and, of course, in the UN.
The International Day of the Russian Language is celebrated on June 6 in Russia and other countries. It coincides with Pushkin Day, since June 6 is the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, who became the founder of the modern Russian literary language.