On June 5, a solemn ceremony of laying flowers to the monument of the Russian poet in Brussels took place on the eve of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin's birthday.
Direct descendants of the great poet Alexander and Maria Pushkin, the leaders of the Pushkin International Foundation in Belgium, opened a meeting and expressed special gratitude to see the friends and followers of the poet's masterpieces.
Representatives of the Embassy, the head of the Russian house in Brussels Vera Bunina, representatives of the Belgian Federation of Russian-speaking organizations and Russian language lovers attended the ceremony.
Students of Russian schools read the poems. The lines from poems ' The green oak sea ', an excerpt from the poem ' Copper Rider ' and from the work ' Evgeny Onegin ' sounded next to the monument.
The great-grandson of the great poet Alexander Pushkin lives in Belgium. He is engaged in public activities and is the chairman of the Union of Russian Nobles of Belgium, as well as the co-chairman of the A.S. Pushkin International Charity Fund.
His spouse Maria-Madeleine Durnovo-Pushkin combined the blood of Gogol and Pushkin, and now heads the Pushkin International Foundation.
The ceremony was held on the Day of Russian language, which the UN established in honor of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, born on June 6, 1799