“On June 6, on the day of the Russian language and the birthday of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, the grand opening of the Congress of the Russian Language in Venezuela took place in the largest metropolitan theater named after Teresa Carreño in Caracas,” said Alina Ivanova, head of the press service of the Russian diplomatic mission. She pointed out that the event was organized at the initiative of compatriots and graduates of Russian and Soviet universities with the support of the Rossotrudnichestvo embassy and representative office, as well as with the assistance of the Venezuela-Russia Chamber of Economic Cooperation.
“During the congress, teachers, students of Russian language courses, translators, and compatriots exchanged their experience in the use of the Russian language, talked about their successes, and shared ideas about its popularization in Venezuela within the thematic sections,” said Ivanova, who He added that special attention was paid during the discussions was devoted to the work of Pushkin.
The Russian Ambassador in Caracas, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, addressed the audience with a welcome speech, who expressed his gratitude to the Venezuelan side for the support and respect for the Russian language and Russian culture, and also thanked the Congress participants for their contribution to the development and popularization of the Russian language in the country.
“The Russian Language Congress is an important step for the preservation and promotion of the Russian language in Venezuela. This is a platform where compatriots, teachers, translators, students and business representatives had an excellent opportunity to discuss the role of the Russian language in various fields and made proposals to expand his study in Venezuela, the preservation of the mother tongue in the family, the subtleties of two-way translation, the use of the Russian language for business communication and as a tool to promote Russian history and culture Ambassador Melik-Bagdasarov commented on the event for RG.
The congress ended with a performance by the Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra, which performed compositions by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.