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International festival of Russian language "Glagol" invites
Young people aged from 16 to 25 who study the Russian language can take part in the International festival-contest of artistic word "Glagol" (“Verb”), which will be held in Karelia from 1 to 8 October 2011.
Monument to Alexander Pushkin in Petrozavodsk
The festival is organized by the Children's theatre centre of the city of Petrozavodsk with the support of fthe foundation "Russian world". The festival aims to preserve and popularize the Russian language among young people of European countries, to rise interest in Russia, its culture and art. The participants of the festival are to chose and prepare to recite a piece of verse by Alexander Pushkin and an extract from his "Eugene Onegin" (recommended by the organizing committee after the application is accepted) for participation in the musical-literary composition "My Pushkin".
The festival involves an extensive thematic excursion program in St.-Petersburg and Pushkin, as well as acquatance with the sights of Karelia and traditions of the Russian North (visit to the island of Kizhi).
We hope for your interest to the received information and thank you in advance for possible assistance in finding partners interested in learning the Russian language - participants of this project.
Your yuong colleagues, journalism club "Microphone and Pen" members (School 46, Petrozavodsk) will cover the event.
Questions about participation in the festival-competition and the application can be sent by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (with a mark "International festival - 2011").
director of the organizing committee