Pushkin Day and Day of Russian Language Marked at the RCSC in Trivandrum

The Pushkin Day and the Day of Russian Language were marked at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Trivandrum on June 6, 2017. The function was inaugurated by the eminent Malayalam novelist Prof. George Onakkoor.

Inaugurating the function, Prof. G.Onakkoor said: “Pushkin had opened the window of Russian poetry to the world. He was a true poet. Russian language and literature received recognition all over the world thanks to his work. He penned poems that reflected the sincerity of a true writer. The entire world, especially Russia, is grateful to this renowned poet. Learning Russian language only for the purpose of reading Russian literature in its own language itself is a great thing in a reader’s life. Most of the Indian writers were influenced by Russian writers. Learning Russian language and reading Pushkin will help us to know more about Russia”.

Prof. Maheswaran Nair, writer and former Head of the Sanskrit College, explained the importance of learning Russian language in the present geo-political situation. Prof. Maheswaran Nair, who also had higher education in Russian, made a comparative study on Russian and Sanskrit languages.

Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation and Director, RCSC in Trivandrum, welcomed the gathering.

A Photo Exhibition on Alexander Pushkin was held from June 6 to June 8 at the Roerich Art Gallery of the RCSC.

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