The Yakutsk schools celebrated the Day of Slavic script and culture and performed the songs at the stage of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre. A thousand-voice children’s choir sang the songs ‘Moya Rossiya’, ‘Vmeste veselo shagat’ and ‘Solnechny krug’.
«I’m glad to see you here and it’s great that you want to know more about our script’s history and our culture. Your curiosity about the past will surely help you to understand the present and plan the future. Saint Kirill and Methodius served the great cause of uniting the nations having created Slavic script and alphabet. Now Russian language is heard everywhere and we speak it proudly. Let’s recall the feat of our brothers», – said the Chief of the Head’s Administration and Government in Yakutia Yury Kupriyanov.
At this celebration he decided to read Eldar Ryazanov’s poems to children and then awarded Svetlana Petrova, the head of the subdepartment ‘Russian language as foreign one’ of the NEFU Philology department, with the award on maintaining, researching and development of native languages. The same award was given to Alexander Lobanov, the artistic director of the Russian academic theatre, and Ivan Migalkin, the national poet of Yakutia.