BREST, 6 June (BelTA) – Everyone knows and loves Pushkin's art, Consul General of Russia in Brest Oleg Murashev said during the literary readings dedicated to the poet's birthday and the Day of the Russian Language, BelTA has learned.
"Today's holiday, in my opinion, clearly shows that everyone in Belarus knows and loves Pushkin's art. Each of us loves Alexander Sergeevich in his own way. This is good: there can be no standards here, because Pushkin and the Russian language unite peoples. Love and memory of the great figures of Russian culture know no borders. The things that the leadership of the country and the city of Brest are doing deserve great respect," Oleg Murashev said.
The annual literary readings "My Pushkin" were traditionally held at the monument to the poet, opened several years ago near the Pushkin Brest State University. The event gathered lovers of Russian literature and Pushkin's art of all generations: lyceum students, schoolchildren, teachers, participants of the literary studio of the Russian Center for Science and Culture, members of the Brest branch of the national public association "Russian Society", which is the organizer of the event.
"We have been holding such readings for many years. At first we did it in schools, and when this monument was opened we started to gather here, in Pushkin Garden. There is no clear program because the event is open to anyone. Literary readings gather lovers of the poet's art. The most important thing that unites us is the name of Pushkin," said Svetlana Smirnova, the head of the association of teachers at the Russian Society.
Children and adults recited the poet's favorite poems, pieces from his prose, with passers-by stopping up to listen. At the end of the event, its participants laid flowers at the monument to the poet.