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21.04.2017 - 07: 30

Pushkin monument was opened in Cairo

In the Egyptian capital Cairo, a monument to Russian poet Aleksandru Sergeevichu Pushkinu, Russia's ambassador attended the ceremony in the country Sergey Kirpichenko, the governor of Cairo and representatives of the Faculty of Russian language at Cairo University and the University of "Ain Shams".

Pushkin's bust installed at the initiative of the local Association of Russian universities and graduates of the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in a public park. Deputy Minister of Culture of Egypt Iman Negi called the site selection for the opening of the monument to Pushkin is not accidental - in one of the most visited parks already have several sculptures of leaders of liberation movements from different countries. "The best place for the monument" the emir of the world poetry "Pushkin popularize his name and his works in Egypt can not be found", - the words Negi TASS.

Chapter RCSC Aleksey Tevanyan said that this is the third monument to Pushkin in Egypt, but the first time it is opened in a public park, which is visited by thousands of Egyptians.

"In such a small and a sensitive area as the relationship between the two countries, we try to operate than a single high-profile stocks, and carry out long-term and significant programs affecting the foundations of long-term relations between our nations", - said Tevanyan. He noted that the installation of the monument - a further step in this direction.

Note that at the end of the year 2016 the territory of the Cairo National Opera was a monument to Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who became the first in the Alley composers.

In addition, in the coming months is expected to open in Cairo, another monument to the outstanding Russian personalities - this time a politician from Russia.

A source: LOOK

Author: Sergei Guryanov

Tags: Egypt, Monuments, Middle East, Russia, Culture

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