Russian mark 212th birth anniversary of Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin. Photo: RIA Novosti
Today Russians mark International Russian Language Day, as well as the 212th birth anniversary of the Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
Early in the morning, numerous worshippers of Pushkin's creative Endeavour laid wreaths at the monument to the poet in downtown Moscow. Later in the day, they will read out excerpts from his poems and prose works.
The celebration programme features the performance by the winners of Russian and international Pushkin competitions, singers, readers, choirs and a ballet company.
Poetic soirees, festivals and concerts are also due in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities.
Source: Voice of Russia