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On June 8, watch the online marathon dedicated to the Russian Language Day

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On June 8, 2021 at 16:00 Moscow time, an online marathon will be held to coincide with the International Day of the Russian Language, which has been celebrated annually around the world since 2010.


This year this holiday is dedicated to the novel in verse by the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin and will be held under the title: "Eugene Onegin: we look, we speak, we read." Well-known lines will be recited in the official languages of the UN.

Link to the broadcast on the Culture.rf portal: https://www.culture.ru/live/broadcast/15543/evgenii-onegin-smotrim-govorim-chitaem

Invited to participate in the online marathon:

  • Director of the UN Office in Geneva Tatyana Valovaya,
  • Rector of MGIMO MFA of the Russian Federation Anatoly Torkunov,
  • Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva (Switzerland) Gennady Gatilov,
  • as well as statesmen and artists from Russia, USA, Spain and China.

Each participant will read excerpts from novel "Eugene Onegin". These will be well-known quotes from Pushkin's great work, 190 years have passed since its first publication in 1831. During this time, he became one of the most iconic works, taking the first line of Pushkin's heritage. Lines from "Eugene Onegin" will be recited in Russian, Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Chinese - the six official languages of the UN.

The Day of the Russian Language in Russia became a public holiday in 2011, about which a corresponding decree was issued President of the Russian Federation: “Establish the Day of the Russian Language and celebrate it annually, on June 6, on the birthday of the great Russian  poet,  founder  modern   Russian   literary language of A.S. Pushkin.

The moderator of the online marathon "Eugene Onegin: Watching, Talking, Reading" will be President of the Charitable Foundation for Social Initiatives "Peace and Harmony", Head of the "Cultural Seasons" Foundation, General Producer of the "Teatralnaya Russia”, member of the General Council of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Chairman Council for International Cultural Cooperation of the Peoples’ Assembly Eurasia Elmira Shcherbakova.

The organizer is the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN in Geneva.

The online marathon will be broadcast on the portal “ Kultura.rf” and on the official page of the portal in the social network “Odnoklassniki” on June 8, 2021 at 16:00 Moscow time.

For reference

In the past year, in the midst of a pandemic, the celebration of the Day of the Russian Language nno-otmechaetsya-v-otdelenii-oon-v-zheneve-6-iyunya">was first held in the format of an online marathon, which brought together six cities in Russia and several foreign countries, which is an innovative phenomenon both in terms of the number of participants , and by the number of audiences from different countries. As part of the marathon, fragments of film versions of performances by 12 theaters from different regions of Russia were shown. The format allowed reaching 504,006 viewers.

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