An exhibition of the poet’s creative works was also displayed on the occasion.RCSC
To mark the 120th birth anniversary of the Russian lyrical poet Sergei Yesenin, the Indian Association of Russian Compatriots (IARC) organised a literary function at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) on October 9, 2015.
Participating in the event to celebrate the life and times of Yesenin were Elena Barman, Chairperson of IARC, Tatyana Perova, Head of the Russian Language Teachers’ Training Centre, RCSC, Tatiana Shipilova, Director, Institute of Russian Language, RCSC, Russian language teachers, Russian compatriots, and many Russian language students.
Perova recalled the literary genius of Yesenin, who occupied a prestigious niche in the literary scene at the turn-of-the-19th century and early 20th century in Russia and Europe. Kseniya Kostornya, a Russian language teacher, made a multi-media presentation on Yesenin’s life and career. An exhibition of the poet’s creative works was also displayed on the occasion, followed by a discussion on the tragically short life and career of the colourful Russian poet.
Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin (1895—1925) was one of the most popular and best-known Russian poets of the era. His poems are taught today to Russian school children while many have been set to music and recorded as popular songs. A monument to Yesenin was inaugurated in St. Petersburg in 1995, to mark the poet’s birth anniversary. In 2005, the Russian studio Pro-Cinema Production produced a TV mini-series “Yesenin,” about the life of the poet, parts of which were shown at the end of the function.
Important works by Yesenin include The Scarlet of the Dawn, The High Waters Have Licked, The Birch Tree, Autumn, Russia, Hooligan, Pugachev, One Joy I Have Left, A Letter to Mother, Tavern Moscow, The Black Man, Desolate and Pale Moonlight, Goodbye, my Friend, Goodbye, among numerous others.
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