Gubkin University hosted the XIX All-Russian Pushkin Youth Arts Festival

On October 18-22, 2017 as part of the Program for Development of Student Associations, Gubkin University with the support of the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation held the XIX All-Russian Pushkin Youth Arts Festival.

This year, the Festival was timed to significant events related to the life and creativity of the outstanding poets of the Silver Age of Russian poetry: the 150th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Balmont, the 145th anniversary of the birth of Teffi, the 140th anniversary of the birth of Maximilian Voloshin and the 130th anniversary of the birth of Igor Severyanin. In addition, 2017 is the year of significant dates of the Russian poetry of the sixties, including the 85th anniversary of the birth of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the 85th anniversary of the birth of Robert Rozhdestvensky, the 80th anniversary of the birth of Bella Akhmadulina. The name of Alexander Pushkin becomes a bridge of these two important milestones in the history of Russian culture of the XX century.

The festival was attended by students, faculty members and researchers under the age of 35 from 60 regional and federal universities.

The Festival was held in two stages – the selection competition at the university level (universities held competitions and sent winners for participation in the Festival) and the all-Russian competition (participants came to Gubkin University to compete in various categories).

The Festival closed with a bright ball hosted by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, where more than 300 participants got together.

The first dance was performed by the host of the ball – the Vice-Rector for Academic Work at Gubkin University Vladimir Koshelev and Miss University 2017 Nadezhda Popova.

At the ball participants danced waltz, mazurka, quadrille and polka. Gubkin University students performed “Solemn Polonaise”.

To find out more about Pushkin Youth Arts Festival visit the Traditions and Spirit page on our website.