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Monument to Alexander Pushkin unveiled in Slovakia

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Monument to Alexander Pushkin unveiled in Slovakia


Photo credit: The portrait of Pushkin Alexander Sergeevich. 1827 / (CC0)

Monument to Alexander Pushkin appeared in Slovakia. It was installed in Alekshinets, the telegram channel of the Russian Embassy reports. The Slavitsa public organization organized the celebrations.

The festive opening ceremony took place the day before, on June, 6. It was timed to coincide with the Day of the Russian Language, which is celebrated on the poet's birthday.

Before the opening of the monument, a readers' contest took place. Students from Slovak schools recited Pushkin's lines. The winners were presented with colorful books of Pushkin's fairy tales with a translation into Slovak.

Events dedicated to the Day of the Russian Language took place the day before in different countries. In Moldova, deputies of parliament brought flowers to the poet's monument, which is installed in the central park in Chisinau. The memorial ceremony took place in Washington DC. The poet's birthday was celebrated in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Cairo.

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