Festival of Russian literature in Kyrgyzstan
IV Festival of Russian literature and culture “Country of High Inspirations” takes place from March 1 to May 23 in Kyrgyzstan. This year Festival is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov.
Festival is organized by the representative office of “Rossotrudnichestvo” in Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyz Society of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature with support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Festival is aimed to promote the creative heritage of Lermontov, to raise the cultural and educational potential of the Kyrgyz schoolchildren and students, and to update Russian language as a significant factor in the country’s development. Strengthening of international relations and friendly ties between Russia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the preservation of common cultural values are also important goals of the event.
Festival is open for pupils and students from all regions of the republic and Bishkek. Special contests are provided for different categories of participants – drawings, readers, and reports – in the course of the academic conference “Readings from Lermontov”.
Applications and creative works are accepted at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Bishkek until April 15. After reviewing the materials sent before May 15, winners will be invited to Bishkek to the Closing Ceremony of the Festival, to be held May 23 on the eve of the International Day of Slavic Writing in the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. Teachers who prepared the best participants in the recitation competition will also be awarded with diplomas and prizes.
The jury will consist of poets, writers, artists, actors, representatives of educational institutions and the media.