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“Russian Language: Between the Past and the Future,” a lecture by Evgeny Vodolazkin (in Russian) – Friday, 4 June at 19:00 (BST)

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Evgeny Vodolazkin will talk about changes occurring in the modern Russian language. What do they testify to? How should we treat them?

WHEN : Friday, 4 June at 19:00 (BST)

WHERE : Zoom

LANGUAGE : Russian

FEE : Voluntary donation*

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About the speaker

Evgeny Germanovich Vodolazkin DPhil (b. 1964 in Kyiv) is a writer and literary critic. In 1986 he graduated from the philological faculty of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and in 1990 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St Petersburg). In 2000 he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “World history in the literature of Ancient Russia (based on chronographic and Paleya Chronicle materials of the 11th-15th centuries).”

Since 1990 he has been working in the Department of Ancient Russian Literature at Pushkin House, and since 2012 he has been the editor-in-chief of the almanac “Text and Tradition.”

Evgeny Vodolazkin’s novel Laurus was shortlisted by the Guardian newspaper among the 10 best novels that deal with the presence or absence of God. The novel won several awards, including the Yasnaya Polyana, the Big Book awards and the Alexander Solzhenitsyn literature prize. Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, dedicated his 2016 TEDxOxBridge talk entitled “A Curious Novel: Postmodernism and Holy Madness” (05.07.2016) to Vodolazkin’s Laurus.

According to the Russia Beyond the Headlines rating of the best Russian writers, Evgeny Vodolazkin took the 25th place (the highest among living authors).

Evgeny lives in St Petersburg.

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