95 anniversary of Rasul Gamzatov
September 8 marked 95th anniversary of birth of one of the most famous poets of the Caucasus, Rasul Gamzatov. His memory lives in the hearts of millions of people around the world. In honor of this date, Moscow hosted an evening dedicated to this great creator. It was held on the Yauzsky Boulevard near Rasul Gamzatov's monument.
"He had his own picture of the world in mind. As an artist of the century he managed to descrive this picture of the world with his poems, which are about universal values - friendship, peace, women, love, patriotism," Dagestani envoy in Russia Izumrud Mugutdinova said.
The Republic of Komi envoy, Grigory Sarishvili, said that monument of the Avar poet will soon be erected in Syktyvkar on the Rasul Gamzatov Street.
The event was attended by public and political figures, writers, descendants of Rasul Gamzatov and his fans.
First deputy chairman of the Union of Writers of Russia, historian, Igor Yanin, said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza: "Rasul Gamzatova is called a poet, writer, journalist, but his main quality is that he was like Foreign Minister of all peoples. People stopped to quarrel after they met him. We really miss him."
The evening continued in the Permanent Mission of Dagestan, where Obuyev family performed a literary and musical composition based on the works of Rasul Gamzatov.