MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the eve of the celebration of Defender of the Fatherland Day in the colony-settlement of the city of Kyzyl, representatives of the National Library named after Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin organized a patriotic evening under the slogan “Living Memory”.
The home front worker of the Second World War, Dmitry Gavrilovich Koshkin, who was ten years old, who knew the full weight of the war, took part in the evening.
Dmitry Gavrilovich told the audience about his childhood, about how, as a boy, he had to work on a state farm on an equal basis with adults, and about how, as a teenager, he was assigned to Tuva, where he lived a happy working life.
After the guest’s speech, the evening was continued by the head of the department of the National Library named after A.S. Pushkin Radmila Oyun. During the showing of the photo presentation, she told the audience about the history of the formation of the holiday of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, and about the role of a man, not only as a defender of his Motherland, but also of his family.
The evening passed in absolute silence ended with sincere expressions of gratitude to the veterans who gave us a peaceful sky overhead, and a stormy discussion of the topic sounded – and this is the main thing, it means that the words spoken today reached their listeners.
As part of the Public Council under the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Republic of Tyva, employees of the National Library named after A.S. Pushkin organizers and conducts various literary, creative and historical evenings with both convicts and employees of the department, to which eminent figures of art and culture, athletes, veterans and workers of the rear of the Great Patriotic War, participants in local wars and military conflicts are invited.
Along with this, since April last year, librarians have been implementing the project “Mom Reads, Dad Reads”, which has won presidential grants, since last April. This project makes it possible to assist in the implementation of the parental rights of convicts aimed at restoring and strengthening family ties in the context of resocialization. Within the framework of the project, video footage is being shot where convicted parents read to their children works of art by Russian and Tuvan writers: fairy tales, fables, stories, poems, and poems. Thus, the children of the participants will not only not lose touch with their parents, but also join the culture of reading books.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Tyva Republic
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.