18 October 2018 in the Caucasian Mineral Waters has completed the final stage of the IX International Slavic literary forum “Golden knight”, says “Blessed is the Caucasus”. He held the government of Stavropol territory, the city administration of Pyatigorsk, International forum “Golden knight”, with the support of the Federal Agency for press and mass communications (Rospechat), EMERCOM of Russia, OOO “Eco-city”, with the participation of the Publishing Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Union of writers of Russia, State Literary Institute named after A. M. Gorky, Pyatigorsk and Circassian diocese.
Traditionally, literary forum started the birthday of the great Russian poet M. Y. Lermontov. On the morning of 15 October, the participants of the forum made a prayer to the Saviour the Cathedral of Pyatigorsk. With words of blessing from the Archbishop of Pyatigorsk and Circassian Theophylact, the head of the Administrative Secretariat of the diocese of the priest Elijah Yakovenko donated to the President of the International forum “Golden knight” Nicholas Burljaeva unique image — icon “the healing of the paralytic at Ovca font”.
After the service, the forum participants laid flowers to the monument of M. Y. Lermontov. Famous visitors of the Pyatigorsk read poems, shared their impressions.
On the first day of work at the youth center the Savior Cathedral held a press conference in which participated the forum organizers, members of the international jury of the literary “Golden knight”, outstanding writers from Russia, China, Armenia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, the guests of honor.
As said Minister of culture of Stavropol territory Tatyana Likhacheva, which is not the first time welcomes the participants of the literary forum in the Stavropol region, “with the name of Lermontov has a side of life of the region, and it is very important that in these days you have to”. Tatiana noted that literary meetings and communication with the forum participants is very important “for the education of talented young people, instilling in them good taste to our literary Association was replenished by young talent.” The Minister wished the forum participants to be charged on the Stavropol earth impressions that encourage the creation of new talented works.
The opening ceremony of the IX International Slavic literary forum “Golden knight” was held on the evening of 15 October in Stavropol state operetta theater. On the red carpet were more than 40 participants, including outstanding writers, popular actors and theatre.
Opened a literary forum President of the Slavic art forum Zolotoy Vityaz, people’s artist of Russia Nikolai Burlyaev. From the stage of operetta Theater, he said that the highest award of the literary forum – a gold medal named after A. S. Pushkin “For outstanding contribution to the literature” in 2018 awarded to outstanding Russian writer Yuri Vasilyevich Bondarev. Unfortunately, the author of “Hot snow”, “Battalions ask for fire” and other famous works of the great Patriotic war could not come to Pyatigorsk. The award will be presented to him in December of this year at a ceremony in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Each year the jury of the literary forum “Golden knight” determines the winner of the special prize “Golden knight”. This year the sign of high recognition was awarded Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Archpriest-stavrofor Savo Jović for his book “the Ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Slavic culture in Kosovo and Metohija”. The author, a former prisoner of Tito’s regime, used in their work a huge number of documents from the Church archives. At the opening ceremony of the forum Archpriest Savo the Jovic was awarded the statuette of “Golden knight” in a nomination “the literature on the history of Slavic peoples”.
From the President of a forum Nikolay burljaeva “Golden knight” received people’s artist of Russia Aristarkh Livanov, who 27 years ago was one of the first actors supported the forum, and to this day keeps him faithful.
According to the established regulations of the creative contest of the literary forum is held in two stages. This year the selection of works for participation was held in seven nominations: prose, poetry, journalism, literature for children and youth, literature on the history of the Slavic peoples, work on Slavic literature, literary screenplays. The competition received 391 work of different genres from 37 regions of Russia and 12 countries – Armenia, Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Israel, China, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine and the USA. Eligible for the competition the 183 works in the finals 117.
The winners and laureates of the creative tests just invited to participate in the final stage of the IX International Slavic literary forum “Golden knight” in Pyatigorsk.
At the opening ceremony, the audience applauded also a favorite with artists and theater – Aristarchus Livanov, Boris Shcherbakov, Dmitry Pevtsov, Anastasia Makeeva, which is already not the first year together with the “Golden Vityaz”. Your creative gift to the guests and the audience prepared Pyatigorsk Cossack ensemble “the farm”. The evening ended with a retrospective screening of “Potters” based on the prose by Alexander Tvardovsky.
In the days of the literary forum in the Stavropol region held a creative meeting with the winners of the “Golden knight”, master classes of famous writers and poets, members of the jury, participants of the creative competition and guests of the forum: Vladimir Krupin, Alexander Kazintsev, Nicholas burljaeva, Konstantin Skvortsov Vladislav Bagrickogo, Elena Guskova and other authors. The audience made known actors of theatre and cinema Nikolay Burlyaev, Boris Shcherbakov, Aristarkh Livanov Dmitry Singers.
In the Memorial house-Museum of M. Y. Lermontov in the round table “the Spiritual traditions of the literature of the Slavic world” sparked a serious literary discussion.
18 Oct in a multidisciplinary Palace of culture of the city of Lermontov, was held the closing ceremony of the literary forum, which was awarded to the winners in seven categories.
According to the materials of the newspaper “Evening Stavropol”
Photo: Svetlana Zharkova / press service of the Pyatigorsk diocese.