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21 March 2019
Pushkin's fairy-tale in Komi

The National Library of the Komi Republic is inviting everyone who speaks the Komi language to join a video marathon dedicated to 220th anniversary since the birthday of classic Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

The idea for the marathon is very simple: the participants read The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Pushkin in Komi and record a video with their recital to be placed in social networks and on the site of the National E-library of the Komi Republic.

The text of the Komi translation of Pushkin’s fairy-tale is available here

The marathon was launched on 30 December 2018 when we started collecting recordings by e-mail. From 6 March to 1 May, the authors of the videos can place their recital in social networks. On 1 May, the public voting for the best video will open on the marathon page of the National Electronic Library of the Komi Republic. The results will be announced on 6 June - on Alexander Pushkin's birth date.

Participants of the marathon select an extract from the fairy-tale, record their performance and then place their video in their personal VKontakte account with a hash tag #ПушкинПоКоми.

Our marathon has already collected more than 60 recordings, each in their original style and interpretation. Our participants are people of different ages and occupations. They do not only demonstrate their knowledge of Komi, but also present talented theatrical performances. For example, one of the recordings is a home puppet show; another one recreates the interior of 19th century Komi house; other videos involve whole Komi families.

You can enjoy the submitted videos on our marathon page in the National Electronic Library of the Komi Republic. 

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