15 October 2020
Finno-Ugrian Peoples Day
On October 13, the library held an event dedicated to the Day of Kindred Finno-Ugrian Peoples. The holiday is celebrated in the third week of October in Russia, Finland, Hungary and Estonia.
“It is gratifying that our cooperation with the Finno-Ugric regions is expanding, new ideas of interaction are generated, intercultural ties and dialogues are emerging,” said the director of the National Library Alexey Prosuzhikh at the opening of the event.
The event focused on newly published books and publication projects.
The National Library of Komi presented two books: a bilingual collection of poems by Ivan Kuratov published in France, My muse is not for sale, short stories by Sergei Tokmakov, Goose a Pig Comrade, written in an unusual form - a tautogram with all the words in the text beginning with the same letter.
Liana Khokhlova presented a book project in memory of a talented poet, Igor Khudolei, a native of Segezha, Republic of Karelia. By Greenwich Time and Forever is the title of the book of poems, collected by the poet's friends, editied and published through crowdfunding.
Partner-libraries of the Finno-Ugric regions of Russia also took part in the event.
The National Library of the Republic of Mordovia presented the book Tyadyan-Avan Val ("Mother's Word") with poems in the Moksha and Erzyan languages.
National Library of the Republic of Mari El made a presentation about the author of the first Mari comic strip, Chotkar Patyr, and the fantastic trilogy about mythical hero Ratibor by Alexander Okolnikov.
The State Library of Ugra told about the book of a Khanty writer and author of more than 20 fiction and non-fiction works Eremey Aipin - Mists over the River.
The Komi-Permyak Central National Library introduced the book by Permian Komi poet Lyudmila Gulyaeva, Arsya dumaez ("Autumn thoughts").
Petrazovodsk State University presented the project of the network partnership “Finno-Ugric World”.
We also thank poet Pavel Blume for the heartfelt reading of Ivan Kuratov's poems in French and violinist Dmitry Fedoreev for his enchanting performance.