Iranian students awarded for reading Pushkin’s Russian poems

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.

Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. He published his first poem at the age of 15 and was widely recognized by the literary establishment upon graduation from Tsarskoye Selo High School.

Critics consider many of his works to be masterpieces, such as the poem The Bronze Horseman and the drama The Stone Guest, a tale about the fall of Don Juan. His short poetic drama Mozart and Salieri (as The Stone Guest, one of the four so-called little tragedies, a collective characterization by Pushkin himself in the 1830 letter to Pyotr Pletnyov) was the inspiration for Peter’s Amadeus. Shaffer as well as the libretto (almost verbatim) to the opera Mozart and Salieri by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Pushkin is also known for his news. In particular, his cycle The Tales of the late Ivan Petrovich Belkin, including “The Shot”, were well received.

He is considered by many to be the central representative of Romanticism in Russian literature although he is not unequivocally known as a Romantic.

In this regard, the Russian Federal Agency for the Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, known as Rossotrudnichestvo, organized a competition for Iranians to read the poems of Pushkin. Some Iranian interested people sent them videos of themselves reading one of Pushkin’s poems.

On November 8, Iranian students received the diplomas of the winners of the competition at a ceremony attended by Russian language teachers from Iranian universities and representatives of the Russian Embassy in Iran.

Reported by Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

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