RIVERS will start in Moscow train in honor of the famous children’s writer

© Photo : photo courtesy of the Russian Jewish kongrescentret of the monument to Samuel Marshak in Moscow. Archive photoRIVERS will start in Moscow train in honor of the famous children’s writer© Photo : photo courtesy of the Russian Jewish Congress

High-speed train, named after the famous poet and translator Samuil Marshak, will launch June 14 with the Kazan station in Moscow with participation of prominent politicians and cultural figures, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC).

«Guests, including politicians and famous artists, will read excerpts from the works of Samuil Marshak and will participate in the ceremonial start of the high speed train … on the route Moscow – Voronezh. A specially decorated train will run under the brand of «Train Marshak» to the end of 2017, during which is celebrated the 130th anniversary of the translator. The train will link the Russian capital, where the poet lived most of his life, and the capital of the Chernozem region, where in 1887 he was born and which has never forgotten», — is spoken in the message.

Among the guests expected the President of the RIVERS Yuri Kanner, Deputy Governor of the Voronezh region Elena Fadeeva, Ambassador of Israel, Gary Koren, Chairman of the Moscow city Duma Alexey Shaposhnikov, the grandson of Samuel Marshak, the poet and translator Alexander Marshak, state and public figures, known cultural figures. Leading the event will feature Leonid Yakubovich.

Running trains will be part of the «Masakowski readings» hosted RIVERS for the third time. They will be one of the key events dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the poet. Earlier it became known that the monument will be installed in Moscow on 4 November. A similar monument erected in Voronezh.

2017 has been declared a jubilee year by Samuil Marshak. He is the author of wonderful children’s books, including «cat house», «the Twelve months», «mansion», as well as translations of William Shakespeare, Robert burns, Rudyard Kipling, Alexander Milne.