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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Red square not with Lenin, but with a book

Wait! From 3 to 6 June on the red square will unfold book festival, who had for the time become a favorite for everyone: publishers, writers, librarians, bibliophiles, readers of all ages (everyone will find a Playground for the soul). The novelty of the project lies in its location and atmosphere: read a book on a sun lounger by the Kremlin walls is well worth it. Red square – the most spiritual place of the country. Much more reasonable to experience here in literature than to look at mummy, wife which at the time banned so many good works that the list of anti-Soviet publications was replenished even fairy tales Yershov and Chukovsky.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The scale of the festival is impressive: 400 participants, the same number of events 100 thousand names of books (like the crisis or not). Themed space will be located from place of execution to the Historic Museum, take a piece of Gum. The balance of the pavilions like this: non-fiction, library, children’s, educational, artistic literature, regional publishing, e-book, film lecture hall (in honor of the Year movie), antique publications, and even labute (last year fed the cakes with the image of Pushkin, view – what surprised at this). Program homicide: print makes no sense– get the size of a “History of the Russian state”.

– We have prepared a few surprises for visitors: I hope you’re lucky with the weather – the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the festival, the presidential adviser on culture Vladimir Tolstoy. – He will try to visit much, but in these days I have to go to the festival of poets in Mikhaylovskaya. Be sure to come to the speech of their friends of writers, for example, will be presenting “Aviator” Eugene Vodolazkin. We tried to gather on red square famous writers, actors, Directors, musicians. Want to see the project had a bright face.

For the readers of “MK” we have selected the most interesting events of the festival.

June 3. Violinist Vladimir Repin and Symphony orchestra “New Russia” is preparing a program on “Anna Karenina”: the concert will include fragments of films about Tolstoy heroine of our Directors. With your audience will communicate two Evgeniya – Evtushenko and vodolazkin up close. From the poet we are waiting for new poems from a writer of the presentation of the recently published novel “the Aviator.” For kids – the marathon of riddles, charades and puzzles. Will announce the winners of the contest “Best book of the year”.

4июня. Honest to God, announced the Day of theatre can be great to save on tickets and in one place to see several premieres. The musical theatre will give the fragment of the mixed performances this season – the rock Opera “Crime and punishment” by Andrei Konchalovsky, Ramtha – the “Northern Odyssey” about the adventurous spirit of the Russian people, and the Taganka – “the Flute-spine”, a musical and poetic performance of Benjamin Smekhova on poems and letters of Mayakovsky, bow after 48 years of legendary staged by Lyubimov, “Listen!”.

June 5. A brilliant orator Michael Weller speculate about the future of Russia and world in modern literature. Andrey Dementyev will excite fans of poetry, and Edvard Radzinsky – fiction. International competition of reciters “Live classics” will hold the final of the, where Teens from all over the world will read your favorite prose from the curriculum. The Bogolyubov library prepares a crossword puzzle dedicated to the “Auditor” Gogol.

June 6. Of course, the Day of Pushkin: soloists of the Bolshoi theatre will perform romances and arias from operas “Eugene Onegin”, “Ruslan and Ludmila”, “Tale of Tsar Saltan”… there will Be lectures, book presentations, cartoons about Pushkin, the contest of the recipes mentioned in the works of Alexander Sergeyevich. Poets and musicians promise a concert “Verb burn the hearts of the people”. Arrange “Cheerful hooliganism” tales of Pushkin: play truth or dare on them, unravel the secret of the cylinder of the writer and become his co-authors. Even a selfie can be made in the image of Alexander, wearing a wig, a top hat and Cape.

– At the opening of the festival Dmitry Medvedev with valuable gifts, –said the Deputy Chairman of the organizing Committee, Deputy head of Rospechat Vladimir Grigoriev. High come with their favorite books, leave them in our closet on the main stage; get a kind of recommendation list. All the days I spend here with my family: seven-year-old son will gravitate to the Playground, the wife will go to Vodolazkin, the eldest daughter – to Glukhovsky, take them for all theatrical productions. This time we have a lot of performances, concerts, films, as literature changes all kinds of art.

Ksenia Korobeinikova

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