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A festival in memory of Russian man of letters Konstantin Simonov will be held in Mogilev, Interfax-West has learnt from the Russian Society NGO.

The festival will be held in association with the Russian Embassy in Belarus.

The festival is timed to the 93rd birthday anniversary of the poet, was there to personally witness the battles near Mogilev in 1941. He documented the heroic defence of Mogilev in his books and pieces of poetry. The man was so impressed by the battle and the courage and heroism of the soldiers that in his last will he asked to disperse his ashes over the field.

There is also a monument to Konstantin Simonov in Mogilev.

Aleksei Simonov, the son of the poet, is expected to attend the venue.

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