In honor of the 220th anniversary of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, at the monument to the poet in Ashgabat, the celebratory Pushkin readings that have already become traditional have been held. Representatives of the Russian Embassy in Turkmenistan, teachers and pupils of the Turkmen-Russian high school named after A. S. Pushkin and just townspeople passing by took part in the event.
The name of Pushkin united readers of different ages. Poems of the great poet and excerpts from his works have been read. The audience of the youngest participants, who amazed adults with a deep understanding of the poems, were warmly welcomed by the audience.
“I erected a monument to myself, not a man-made one…”, says the signature under the bust of Pushkin in Ashgabat square. These words became the epigraph to the whole event. And all those present were fully convinced of this, because the whole life of a Russian classic is a huge monument to talent.