The second state: the Day of the Russian Language was celebrated in Tskhinval

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 18:30

On Tuesday, in Tskhinval, the Russian language holiday was held in the Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The International Day of the Russian Language is celebrated on the birthday of the Russian poet, the founder of the Russian literary language.

Members of the government, the Russian Embassy in the Republic headed by Ambassador Marat Kulakhmetov, the head of the Russian House in Tskhinval Sergey Skvortsov, Russian language teachers, schoolchildren, students, and others gathered at the celebration.

Speaking to the audience, the head of the Government Office Alan Dzhussoev noted the importance of the holiday.

“My mother was teaching Russian, so since childhood I have heard and read Russian literature a lot, especially the works of Pushkin. I believe that studying his works had a positive effect on me. The more our young generation reads the works of the great poet, the more they will absorb the culture and diversity of the Russian language and love for the Fatherland, since all this is in his works,” he said.

The head of the Russian House in Tskhinval, Sergei Skvortsov, thanked all residents of South Ossetia for their attention to the Russian language.

“Now many are trying to do the impossible - to erase Russian culture from the world. They, of course, will not succeed, because even in Europe people continue to read Pushkin and Dostoevsky, listen to Mikhail Glinka and admire the paintings of Vereshchagin, Shishkin and others. Special words of gratitude to South Ossetia for the fact that Russian culture is known, loved and appreciated here,” said Skvortsov.

Maxim Yershov, Senior Adviser to the Russian Embassy in the Republic, has stressed that such events have always been important, but are especially necessary today.

“We see how everything Russian is being washed away, how the Russian language is being washed away. We are grateful that you are with us, that we think and speak the same language. Of course, this language is based on the works of the great Russian poet, whom we are honoring today,” Yershov said.

According to Julietta Ostaeva, Associate Professor of the Russian Language Department of the South Ossetian State University, “paying tribute to the great man, we want to show that he lived in the circle of great writers and turned out to be the most important person in the Russian poetic history.”

The event was accompanied by a poetic program and traditionally ended with the laying of flowers at the bust of Pushkin.

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