Literary evening “The amazing world of Pushkin's fairy tales” held in Chennai

June 30, the Russian Centre of Science and Culture celebrated Russian Language Day by organizing a poetic evening called “The amazing world of Pushkin’s fairy tales”. It was dedicated to the 219th birth anniversary of the Great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin. The event was organized together with the Russian language club “Nadezhda” at the RCSC.

The library of the RCSC turned into a literary salon, which was filled with the admirers of A.S. Pushkin. Guests and participants of the program were the students of the Russian language courses and the members of the club “Nadezhda” and compatriots.

Mr. Rajesh Kumar, the Russian language student prepared and conducted a presentation about the life and works of the great poet.

Teacher Ms. Daria Aleksandrova told the audience about how Pushkin is perceived by Russians, how they first time get acquainted with his name in their childhood and then it accompanies them throughout all life, at each age revealing Pushkin in its own way. Then she spoke about the poet’s ability to create a clear impression in only two lines and his influence on Slavic artists.

Mr. Mikhail Gorbatov, Deputy Head of mission Rossotrudnichestvo in India wished everybody on Russian Language Day, expressed gratitude to the organizers for the creative approach towards the promotion of Russian language in South India and noted that the literary heritage of A.S. Pushkin is one of the symbols of Russian culture and belongs to all mankind.

Students performed on the excerpts from the famous Pushkin fairy tales “Ruslan and Lyudmila” and “Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish”, and on the lyric “I Remember a Wonderful Moment”. Alexander Pushkin’s poetries “What's in my name for you ...”, “Prisoner”, “A little bird” and others were recited.

On this significant day, the language students who finished their first level received completion certificates.

Then all together saw a feature film “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”. Originally this fairy tale was considered as a folk epic, but in 1832 it found an official author, and it was the famous writer AS Pushkin. Only 135 years later the film director of the Soviet Union A. Ptushko, using his talent, inbreathed life into the heroes of the fairy tale, and today the magic characters are no longer on paper, but on the screen.

The program went on a warm environment and ended with a friendly tea party. All the participants thanked the organizers for an interesting and pleasant evening.