The Damascus school was opened the monument to Pushkin

В дамасской школе открыли памятник Пушкину

In honor of 220-the anniversaries since the birth of Alexander Pushkin in the Damascus school “Sava” was solemnly opened the bust of the poet, reports the “Nation News”.

In this school special attention is paid to the Russian language and literature. In addition to the bust of guests from Russia brought to school edition of complete works of Pushkin and the writers ‘ Union.

According to the Chairman of the Union of writers Sergey Kotkalo, the idea of installation of such monuments was created in 1999 to promote Russian culture.

The first bust of Pushkin was opened in Eritrea, the alleged homeland of the ancestor of Pushkin – Ibrahim Hannibal.