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Dagestan will host a competition for the best translation of Rasul Gamzatov's poems into English

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The event is timed to the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth.

The competition for the best translation of the poems of the national poet Rasul Gamzatov into English is planned to be held at Dagestan State University in honor of the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth. This was reported to journalists in the press service of the educational institution.

"The project <...> is timed to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the national poet of Dagestan. The competition will allow young people to show their translation abilities and skills, as well as to join the national and cultural heritage of the republic, a prominent representative of which is the great poet and writer Rasul Gamzatov," the message reads.

According to Saidat Magomedova, a teacher of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Dagestan State University and the author of the project, earlier the poems of Rasul Gamzatov, who wrote mainly in Avar, were translated into English on the basis of already translated works from Russian, which "significantly distorted the quality and adequacy of the translation."

"In this project, it is planned to offer subscript translations into Russian and English of the original works in order to preserve and transmit its national flavor as a competitive task," said Saidat Magomedova.

Poet's Anniversary The 100th anniversary of the poet's birth will be celebrated in 2023, in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the organizing committee has been approved.

The plan of the main events included more than 40 events.

Cultural and educational events will be held in Azerbaijan and Belarus, within which separate sections will be devoted to Rasul Gamzatov's contribution to the culture of the CIS countries. Rossotrudnichestvo events are also planned in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan.

Rasul Gamzatov is a Soviet and Russian poet, novelist, translator, publicist and politician. People's Poet of the Dagestan ASSR, Hero of Socialist Labor, winner of the Lenin Prize, winner of the Stalin Prize of the third degree.

Rasul Gamzatov was born in the Dagestan village of Tsada on September 8, 1923. He owns dozens of poetic, prose and journalistic books in Avar and Russian, including "High Stars", "Writings", "The Year of my birth". Many of the poet's poems were set to music. Gamzatov died on November 3, 2003, and was buried in the old Muslim cemetery in the Dagestan village of Tarki at the foot of Tarki-Tau Mountain.

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