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Memorial Day of Alexander S. Pushkin in Asmara

Memorial Day of Alexander S. Pushkin in Asmara

This article was translated from Russian using online software

By Russian Embassy in Eritrea

On the occasion of the 182nd anniversary of the death of A.S. Pushkin on February 11, the Russian Embassy together with the Eritrean Association of Graduates of Soviet and Russian Universities held commemorative events at its monument in the center of Asmara.

The meeting participants laid wreaths and flowers at the monument to the poet, after which A. Yarahmedov, the Russian Ambassador to Eritrea, spoke. Noting the contribution of the Great Poet to the development of world and Russian literature, he paid special attention to the historical roots of Alexander Pushkin associated with Eritrea, as well as the influence of this factor on the development and strengthening of Russian-Eritrean relations.

The embassy staff and the members of the Association read the poems of the great poet in various languages ​​of the world: Russian, Tigrinya, English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Lezgi, Greek and Italian.

The event was attended by ambassadors and senior diplomats of a number of foreign diplomatic missions accredited in Eritrea, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Eritrea N. Sengal, Chairman of the Alumni Association of Soviet and Russian Universities S. Habteb and students of the Italian school and representatives of the public.

At the end of the event, Eritrean schoolchildren were presented with souvenirs from the Russian embassy.

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