An online marathon dedicated to the International Day of the Russian Language will be held on June 5, at 2 p.m. by Moscow time, with the support of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
The celebration was established by the UN 10 years ago and is observed on June 6, the birth anniversary of Alexander Pushkin. In Russia, Russian Language Day was proclaimed a public holiday in 2011 when the President issued an Executive Order “establishing Russian Language Day, which will be marked every year on June 6, the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, great Russian poet and founding father of the modern Russian literary language”.
This event is a part of the action plan of the Russian national public committee “UN-75”
During the online marathon, directors, actors, and art producers from the leading Russian theaters together with the “Theatrical Russia” project will make congratulatory statements and present filmed excerpts from emblematic stage productions of pieces by classical and contemporary writers.
The following theatres will take part in the marathon: Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre, Moscow Mayakovsky Academic Theatre, Moscow “Romen” Music and Drama Theatre, Moscow “Modern” Theatre, Moscow Gorky Art Academic Theatre, Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, Perm “Theatre-Theatre”, Arkhangelsk Lomonosov Drama Theatre, Kostroma Region Puppet Theatre, Russian Volkov Drama Theatre, Moscow “Chelovek” Theatre, Lipetsk Tolstoy Drama Academic Theatre.
There will also be a video-link between Moscow and Geneva with the participation of Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Gennady Gatilov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva; Anatoly Torkunov, Chairman of UN Association of Russia, Rector of MGIMO-University; Anatoly Karpov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and World Chess Champion; and many others who appreciate the Russian language.
The online marathon will be moderated by Elmira Scherbakova, Chair of the Commission on Culture of the Central Federal District Public Chamber, President of “Peace and Harmony” Charity Fund of Social Initiatives and General Producer of the “Theatrical Russia” project.
The online marathon broadcast will be available on культура.рф portal and on the official page in Odnoklassniki social network.