Literary Evening on Great Women Poetesses and Writers of Russia and India Marked at the RCSC in New Delhi

A Literary Evening, jointly organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi and Parichay Sahitya Parishad, was held on March 24, 2017. The function held within the international project “Russia-Love without Borders” was aimed at marking the International Women’s Day.

With the aid of a multi-media presentation, Ms Victoria Zlobina, teacher of the Institute of Russian Language of the RCSC, introduced the participants of the Literary Evening, comprising Russian compatriots, teachers and students of Russian language, Indian poets, writers, critics to the works of Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Bella Akhmadulina.

In her address, Ms Victoria Zlobina said: “Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva and Akhmadulina are distinct poets and very different, but there are many inner similarities between them. They were just Russian poetesses and infinitely loved Russia. The creative work and fate of Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva reflected the complex path of the intelligentsia, which was supposed to be in revolutionary storms and global changes”.

The Indian participants, led by President of Parichay Sahitya Parishad Ms Urmil Satyabhushan, who took part in the discussions that unfolded after Ms Zlobina’s address, recited the poems of Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva and Akhmadulina in Hindi. The speakers noted the uniqueness of the poetic talents of Russian poetesses, their special usage of the poetic word and the sharpness of their lyrics.

The participants listened with ardent interest the speech made by Ms. Pooham Tushamad, a teacher of the Hindi language of the Moscow State University, who talked about how students learn foreign languages at the Moscow State University, as also about the quality and rich traditions of Russia’s largest university - MSU.

The Literary Evening concluded with performances by Indian poets and writers who, through their own literary works, congratulated all women on the International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8.