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International conference Simonov Readings opened in Mogilev

International conference Simonov Readings opened in Mogilev today. Famous writers from Belarus and Russia, pubic figures, journalists, historians, war veterans, and admirers of the famous writer's heritage partake in the conference.

Simonov Readings is one of the most notable cultural events in the life of Mogilev region and city, chairman of Mogilev city department of the Republican public association "Russian Society" Ljudmila Volodiko told during the festive opening ceremony of the conference. The special appeal of this year's conference is that it's held in the cultural capital of the CIS and Belarus. That's why the participants will also discuss creative works of other outstanding writers of Belarus and Russia, war correspondents and particiapnts of the Great Patriotic War: Alexander Tvardovsky, Mikhail Isakovsky, Arcady Kuleshov and others.

This year the agenda of Simonov Readings is much more than one or two arrangements, Ljudmila Volodiko told. Due to support of the city executive committee, the topical activities are held in many institutions and organisations of Mogilev. Youth music concert became the marquee event; its winners will partake in the concert dedicated to Konstantin Simonov.

Today there will be held the scientific conference on Mogilev defence during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) highlighted in historical documents and Simonov's trilogy The Alive and the Dead. Then guests will go on a tour to Buinichi Field Memorial Complex to lay flowers to Simonov Stone.

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