Sat, 27 Mar 1999

Pushkin reading contest scheduled

JAKARTA (JP): The Russian Science and Cultural Center will hold the final of a contest for the best recital of Alexander Pushkin's works at noon on Saturday.

Students in the contest, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the great Russian poet's birth, are in the Russian departments at the University of Indonesia and University of Pajajaran, as well as from the center, the Russian Embassy announced.

Finalists will recite a selection of Pushkin's short stories, poems and other writings.

The winner of the contest, to be held at the center at Jl. Diponegoro 12, Menteng, Central Jakarta, will be sent to Moscow to compete against successful finalists from all over the world between April 22 and April 28. (jun)