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Russian literature of early 20th century discussed in Istanbul
On October 21, the Center of the Russian Society for Education, Cultural and Business Cooperation in Istanbul held an event dedicated to Russian literature of the early 20th century. The presenter spoke about the social and political situation that preceded the changes that took place in the literary process at the beginning of the 20th century. It included technical progress, revolutions, world and civil wars. The meeting participants listened about the poetry of the Silver Age, such modernist trends such as symbolism, acmeism and futurism. Students read poems by their favorite authors - Marina Tsvetaeva, Nicolai Gumilyov and others.
The second part of the meeting was devoted to Vladimir Mayakovsky. The participants found out that Mayakovsky was not only a poet, but also an artist, playwright and cinematographer. The guests watched fragments of "The Young Lady and the Hooligan" and "Chained by the Film" movies, starring Mayakovsky.
Russian Center in Istanbul