The message reads, in part:
“Pushkin Days are celebrated across Russia every year in early June. Boldino, the family estate of the great Russian poet, is rightly considered to be one of the main celebration venues. The most brilliant pages in Alexander Pushkin’s life and writing, most notably the famous Boldino Autumn, are connected with this spectacularly beautiful place.
I would like to stress that such significant, large-scale initiatives are very important today. They carry out a noble educational mission, make a tremendous contribution to the preservation and popularisation of our rich historical, literary, cultural and spiritual heritage, and instill in young people the feeling of pride in their Fatherland.”
The National Pushkin Poetry Festival is held on June 1–6. The festival is timed to coincide with Russian Language Day, marked on June 6 – the birthday of the great Russian poet, the founder of modern Russian literary language Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837).