The new Pushkin prize was awarded to Ivan Zhdanov and Boris Messerer

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobacteria the artist Boris Messerer. Archival photoThe new Pushkin prize was awarded to Ivan Zhdanov and Boris Messerer© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The new Pushkin prize for creative contribution to Russian culture was awarded to the poet Ivan Zhdanov and artist Boris Messerer on Friday at the State Museum of A. S. Pushkin.

The new Pushkin prize was established in 2005 by Fund of Alexander Zhukov, the State Museum of A. S. Pushkin Museum reserve «Mikhailovskoe». The Chairman of the Board award is the writer Andrei Bitov. The solemn ceremony of awarding the winners was held for the 13th time.

Poet Ivan Zhdanov and artist Boris Messerer was shared by two of the prize «For total creative contribution to Russian culture». While Messerer particularly noted for his book «Promelec Bella. A romantic chronicle».

«Boris Asafovich (Messerer) my great friend, but I can’t say that it is to pull. He did so much for the memory of the dearly departed Bella, the closest my friend has put the Foundation in book form under your monument, what is it that we fill all the flaws that made other people against Boris,» — said at the presentation of the Chairman of the Board of the award Andrey Bitov.

According to him, the second winner of the award «had to prove» because few people know that Ivan Zhdanov «is a great poet.»

«Take the poetry is hard work. I somehow understand the verses Zhdanov, and there’s some tragedy, and life. This is a real poet,» — said the Chairman of the Board award.

The size of the monetary prize, each award amounts to 200 thousand roubles, this year the financial support of the award rendered philanthropist Vladimir Zharov.

In addition, the Council of the award noted by the special diploma «For service to the history of Russian literature» Director of the Museum-estate «Ostafyevo» — «Russian Parnassus» Anatoly korshikova.

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