Pushkin Statue to Be Unveiled in Colombia
A statue of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin will be unveiled in Colombia today, Voice of Russia reports. The unveiling ceremony will take place at Antioquia University in Medellin.
The inauguration of the bronze statue, which was built by Russian sculptor Nikolai Kuznetsov-Muromsky, is timed for the 210th anniversary of the University and the 85th jubilee of Colombia's Nobel-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
From March 22 to April 2 the University of Antioquia is offering Pushkin readings in Russian and Spanish and there will be TV and radio programs telling about Pushkin's life and work.