At the opening ceremony of the Russian stand there will be a presentation of three volumes of the anthology “Modern Literature of the CIS Countries” and two volumes of the bilingual anthology “Modern Russian Prose” and “Russian Poetry modern” in Russian and Belarusian. The ceremony will be attended by Special Representative of the President of Russia for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, Chairman of the Russian Book Union Sergey Stepashin, Director of the Department of State Support for Periodical Press and the book industry of the Ministry of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Media of Russia Vladimir Grigoriev, director of the State Museum of the History of Russian Literature named after VIDalya Dmitry Bak, as well as Russian writers, poets and translators and Belarusians, whose works are included in the anthologies: Vladislav Otroshenko, Mikhail Popov, Maxim Zamshev, Irina Ermakova, Elena Stelmakh, Mikhail Pozdnyakov, Gennady Avlasenko and Ekaterina Khadasevich-Lisovaya.
The anthology “Modern Literature of the CIS Countries” includes prose, poetry and children’s works translated into Russian from 11 languages. All countries that are or were part of the CIS participate in the project: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine.
The volume “Modern literature of the CIS countries. Prose” contains works by 94 authors from 11 countries. These are stories and fragments of works written over the past thirty years in all the languages of the former Soviet Union. The author of the preface is a classic of Uzbek literature, a well-known prose writer and screenwriter Timur Pulatov. The anthology of modern prose of the CIS countries includes works by six Belarusian writers – the Belarusian people’s writer Nikolai Cherginets, the winners of state and literary prizes Ivan Saverchenko, Vladimir Salamakha, Georgy Marchuk, Viktor Pravdin, Vladimir Gavrilovich.
< p class="">The anthology "Modern literature of the CIS countries. Poetry" includes poems by more than a hundred poets of the Commonwealth countries, including Belarusian masters of the word: the author of the text of the Belarusian anthem Vladimir Karizna, widely represented in the school program Mikhail Pozdnyakov, songwriter Vladimir Mozgo, as well as Mikhas Bashlakova, Anatoly Zekov, Kazimir Kameisha, Mikola Malyavko, Ales Badaka, Lyudmila Kebich. The author of the preface to this volume was the famous Kazakh poet, writer, diplomat and public figure Olzhas Suleimenov.
The anthology “Modern children’s literature of the CIS countries” includes works by almost a hundred of the best contemporary authors of children’s literature from 11 countries. The Belarusian pages of the volume are connected with the work of writers whose works have long been loved by the young reader – this is Nikolai Chernyavsky, Nina Galinovskaya. The best literary traditions of their predecessors are continued by Gennady Avlasenko, Ales Karlyukevich, Elena Stelmakh, Ekaterina Khadasevich-Lisovaya. The preface was written by one of the most popular children’s authors of the CIS – the poet, playwright, screenwriter Andrey Usachev.
In addition, within the framework of the anniversary of the Minsk International Book Fair, bilingual anthologies of modern Russian prose and poetry translated into Belarusian will be presented, bringing together 48 prose writers and 32 poets from today’s Russia. today. In addition to the Belarusian language, the bilingual anthologies will be published in ten other languages of the CIS countries.
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