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Russian Centre plans ‘Tamil Tiruvizha'

The Russian Cultural Centre plans to conduct ‘Tamil Tiruvizha,' a host of events, including seminars and exhibitions, across the State as a run-up to the World Classical Tamil Conference.

The event is also part of its initiatives to promote Russian language in the State and highlight the similarities between Tamil and Russian languages. Earlier this month, the Centre and the Indo-Russian Cultural and Friendship Society formed a committee to work out details of the programme.

“Russia and India have a lot in common in terms of culture and ideologies. Russian literature has made a deep impact on Indian thinkers and Indian writers are hailed in Russia,” P. Thangappan, Secretary General, Indo-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industries told The Hindu recently.

The Tiruvizha, scheduled for mid-April, will begin with a seminar on writer Jayakanthan's works. “His books have been translated in Russian and are part of the school syllabi,” he said. A documentary on Mr.Jayakanthan will also be launched during the event. Along with a series of seminars on Tamil and Russian literatures, a panel discussion on film actors and scriptwriters who have contributed immensely to Tamil will be held. Members from film industry will participate in the discussion, Mr. Thangappan said. A music performance of classical Tamil songs by Sirgazhi Sivachidambaram will be held.

The Centre will host an expo of popular Russian books translated in Tamil. Books of authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoyevsky will be part of the expo, he said.

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