Евразийская школа поэзии имени Валерия Брюсова

Project name: Valery Bryusov Eurasian School of Poetry

Project Head Manager: Mikhail Isaakovich Sinelnikov, poet, translator, literary critic, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts.

With the support and participation of the Business Communications Council of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.

Time and Venue: 2023-2025, Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Eurasian countries

Project Goal: preservation and further development of the best traditions of Eurasian poetry through the support of young writers

Project Objectives:

  • Improving the professional skills of young writers from Eurasian countries
  • Strengthening intercultural ties of Eurasian peoples
  • Revival of the craft of literary translation
  • Strengthening the role of the Russian language as a language of intercultural communication
  • Continuity of the Valery Bryusov’s literary heritage
  • Preservation and popularization of the classical heritage of poets and writers of Eurasia


A critical revision of the literary heritage of the Eurasian peoples led to a break with the tradition that existed in Soviet times. The feeling of the inviolability of the hierarchy has been replaced by a new generation's contempt for the classics and craftsmanship as such. The role of translation of works of fiction in the exchange of knowledge, thoughts and feelings between peoples and their cultures has been markedly diminished. The influence of poetry on the modern culture of peoples has weakened extremely. The brilliant school of Russian translation has been destroyed. The importance of the great and humane Russian literature with its centuries-old sympathy for people of different nationalities, with inescapable sympathy for fraternal peoples and affection for neighboring faiths, with previously natural respect for working people is forgotten. In the current situation, the creation of the Eurasian School of Poetry is one of the real forms of reviving the best literary and general cultural traditions of the peoples of Eurasia.

Project Content:

The two-year course of the Eurasian School of Poetry is designed for a permanent team consisting of a group of young students with free access to volunteers of any age in offline and online formats. The course consists of lectures on classical poetry, its masterpieces of different centuries, lectures on various national and confessional motifs in Russian literature (peoples, cities and countries; ancient, Slavic-pagan, biblical-evangelical, Islamic, Buddhist motifs, and so on). A course is planned on the problems and history of poetic translation.

The leading expert of the School is Mikhail Isaakovich Sinelnikov, laureate of the Anton Delvig National Prize, Ivan Bunin Prize, Innokenty Annensky Prize, Arseny and Andrei Tarkovsky Prize, Andrei Bely Prize (from UNESCO), Globe Prize for Internationalism of Creativity, Golden Pen Prize, Muslim Prize of Hussein Faiskhanov, Rudaki State Prize of the Republic of Tajikistan, Tajik Prize "Borgoi Sukhan", Kyrgyz Alykul Osmonov Prize, Azerbaijan Nasimi Prize, Azerbaijan Mushfig Prize, Georgian Georgiy Leonidze Prize, Armenian "Kanteh" ("Lamp")Prize, Bulgarian International Penyo Penev Prize, Honored Cultural Worker of Ingushetia, member of the executive committee of the Society for Cultural and Business Cooperation with India.

First stage (pilot): September 2023 – December 2023, headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in Moscow

Second stage (main, grant): January 2024 – September 2025, expanding the work of the School, increasing the number of students, including from Eurasian countries; master classes in Eurasian countries

Expected results:

  • Increasing interest, especially among young people, in the literary heritage. Involving young writers in the work of the School in person and online.
  • Development of cooperation and dialogue with writers from Eurasian countries. Involving students to participate in open events of the School.
  • Support and development of the project “Anthology of Eurasian Poetry”, conducting presentations for young listeners.
  • Publication of a collection of the best works (poems and translations) of graduates at the end of the course.

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