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UN Russian Language Day marked in Delhi

Friday - June 7, 2019 4:32 pm , Category : ART & LITERATURE
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The UN Russian Language Day, celebrated on the birth anniversary of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, was marked with cultural performances at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) here.
While many don't know there is a stone bust of Pushkin at Delhi's Mandi House Circle, the day-long programme on Thursday brought attention to it when a floral tribute was paid to the sculpture and the man.
As per the RCSC, the day was marked with poetry recitation in Russian, song and dance shows, and performance of characters in Pushkin's works.
It also witnessed the presentation of a book -- a Hindi translation from Russian titled "Collection of Stories: 7 Folk Tales of Russia" -- authored by Russian scholar Hem Chandra Pande.
"It is recalled that in 2011, President of the Russian Federation signed a decree establishing June 6, the birthday of the great Russian poet, founder of the modern Russian literary language, Alexander Pushkin, as the Day of Russian Language, which is now celebrated in Russia and abroad," the Centre said.

--IANS sj/mag/bc