Commemorating A.S. Pushkin: Bridging Cultures Through Language and Literature

By: National Museum Oman

The National Museum is the Oman’s flagship cultural institution, showcasing the Sultanate’s cultural heritage from the earliest evidence of human settlement in the Oman Peninsula through to the present day.

Event: The Russian Language – 225th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S. Pushkin

Event: The Russian Language – 225th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S. Pushkin

Official Visit and Organization

Within the framework of the official visit of the Russian Minister of Culture, the National Museum organised an evening titled “The Russian Language: 225th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S. Pushkin”.

Attendees and Guests

The National Museum organised the evening on Saturday 10th February 2024, as part of the official visit of Her Excellency Olga Lyubimova, the Russian Minister of Culture, and her accompanying delegation to the Sultanate of Oman. The event was attended by His Excellency Ilya Morgunov, the accredited Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Sultanate of Oman, along with several officials and cultural enthusiasts from both sides.

Program Highlights

The evening started by an introductory statement of H.E Jamal bin Hassan al-Moosawi, Secretary- General of the National Museum, followed by a welcoming statement of H.E Illya Mourgunov, the Accredited Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Sultanate of Oman. The evening also featured screening of the documentary film “Oman: The Jewel of the East,” translated into the Russian language. Additionally, there was a visual presentation in Russian commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the birth of the poet A.S. Pushkin. The program also included a selected prose reading from the poem “Sparks from the Quran” in the Russian language, consisting of nine different passages that corresponded to the Quranic verses from which Pushkin drew inspiration and on which he based his poems.

Book Launch

The event also included launching of the book “Proverbs and Sayings Common in Oman and Russia” by author Sergei Romanov. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the treasures of the philosophical life contained in the book, featuring popular proverbs and sayings from both friendly nations.

Book Launch Details

It is worth mentioning that the National Museum launched the book “Proverbs and Sayings Common in Oman and Russia” by Sergei Romanov at St. Petersburg State University on 7th December 2023. The book, comprising approximately 77 pages in both Arabic and Russian languages, was unveiled on the side-lines of the inauguration of the “Oman Gallery” at the State Hermitage Museum in collaboration with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Sultanate of Oman.

A.S. Pushkin’s Legacy

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, born in Moscow to a family interested in culture and literature on June 6, 1799, was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist. He is considered one of the most influential literary figures of the first third of the nineteenth century and passed away on February 10, 1837, in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

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