Greek-Russia Year of Language & Literature 2020
THE RUSSIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE 17TH THESSALONIKI BOOK FAIR
On the occasion of the “Greek-Russian Year of Language and Literature,” Russia participates in the 17th Thessaloniki Book Fair having organized a number of events that present contemporary aspects of the Russian literature.
The “Greek-Russian Year of Language and Literature 2019-2020” was officially inaugurated in May 2019 at the 16th TBF by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. It is being implemented within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the two countries in the fields of Literature and Translation, which is in effect for five years (2017-2022) and has already resulted in the publication of ten contemporary Greek books in Russia in the past year.
As the “Year of Literature and Language” comes to its end
Russia will be waiting for your visit at its digital booth, which has been especially designed for the 17th TBF at the following link:
and welcomes you with the following message:
Despite the adverse circumstances associated with the pandemic, the Greek-Russian Literature Year continues. There are no barriers for literature, self-isolation does not interfere with communication with the book, and reading is the best therapy for the recovery.
We are happy to welcome you to our virtual booth at Thessaloniki Book Fair 2020. You will be able to meet contemporary Russian writers who will tell you about the news of the current literary situation in Russia, learn about new books for young readers, see the works of the best Russian illustrators, winners of international awards, meet translators whose works are included in the long and short lists of the international READ RUSSIA award for the best translation from Russian, learn about the largest Russian literary awards Big book, Yasnaya Polyana, Lyceum.
Russian Kuban State University will present its new textbooks of Russian and Greek languages, and acknowledged Russian graphic artist Anastasia Arkhipova will talk about the Russian school of book illustration and hold a kind of master class for novice artists.
See you in the virtual space of the book fair in Thessaloniki!
Have a nice and happy meeting with the Russian book!
PROGRAM OF EVENTS LIVE STREAMING
Presentation of the fourth volume of the Anthology of Contemporary Literature of the Peoples of Russia
DRAMATIC ART: Yermolayev Semen, representatives of the “White Theater” in Khabarovsk, Kantervo Seppo, Bemurzov Zurab Mukhadinovich, Kanukova Zarina Saadulovna, Sergey Antonov, authors, representatives of the peoples of Russia involved in the creation of the Anthology.
Children’s literature in Russia: modern realities and projects
Discussion with the authors and compilers of the Anthology of Children’s Literature of the Peoples of Russia.
PARTICIPANTS: Lenar Shaekhov, Elena Kozlova, Svetlana Grigorieva-Soto, Yuriy Solovyev, Sakinat Musukaeva, authors, representatives Russia’s Peoples involved in the creation of the Anthology of Children’s Literature of the Peoples of Russia. Moderator: Kirill Zakharov. Children’s Corner/ Teenagers’ Corner/ Teachers’ Corner
Memorial culture of Russia as a tool of preserving and changing national identity
PARTICIPANT: Luisa Sharova, poet, Director Of the Museum of the history of Tatar literature.
Language activism. The use of language on the Internet
PARTICIPANT: Vyacheslav Ivanov, language activist, teacher of the language Esperanto.
Literature of the peoples of the Caucasus
PARTICIPANTS: Kanta Ibragimov, Fazir Jafarov, Zaur Ganiev, Madina Hakuasheva, authors, literary figures, representatives of the languages of the peoples of the Caucasus.
It’s easier to love your neighbors when you know them by sight. Experience of an illustrator with works of national literature
PARTICIPANT: Olga Monina, art editor of the Anthology of Children’s Literature of the Peoples of Russia. Children’s Corner/ Teenagers’ Corner/ Teachers’ Corner
Languages and literatures of the peoples of Russia at the beginning of the XXI century: ways and problems of development
PARTICIPANT: Aleksey Arzamasov, poet, interpreter, doctor of philology, professor.
Music band “OYME”
Erzya songs folk performance and talk about Erzya instruments and costumes.
OVER THE BARRIERS
Lectures by Russian writers, about the Russian literary scene, about the work of fellow writers and about their new books (videos)
RUSSIAN LITERATURE AWARDS
- YASNAYA POLYANA Literary Prize. A Presentation.
- The READ RUSSIA award presentation for the best translation from Russian.
Long and short lists for the 2019-2020 season.
- THE BIG BOOK Russian National Literary Award.
- LYCEUM Alexander Pushkin Literary Award for Young Russian Writers and Poets.
- Meet Anastasia Arkhipova. Everything about books, illustrations, Russian illustration award “Image of the book”
- Books for Young Readers Published with the Support of the Institute for Literary Translation (Russia)
- Exhibition: Russian illustrators awarded at International competitions
- Exhibition: Laureates of the International contest “Image of the Book”
EDUCATION – RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
Kuban State University presents educational series “Russian language for the speakers of Greek language”, “Greek language for Russian school children” and a Textbook “Russia, Greece, Cyprus: poetry of the XIX-XXI centuries in translations” Presentation.