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Regional stages of the Living Classics competition held in Turkey and Australia

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Regional stages of the Living Classics competition held in Turkey and Australia


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Russian-speaking children and adolescents living in Turkey and Australia took part in the regional stages of the Live Classics international reading competition. The works of Russian classics and contemporary authors were performed. The organizer of the Turkish stage was the Russian Society of Antalya, according to the association's Facebook page.

The participants approached the competition responsibly and creatively - not only learned the texts and rehearsed their presentation, but also prepared costumes and sets. In Turkey, the performances of students of the Moscow Private International School in Antalya became the staple of the show. The jury of the competition, which included a Russian teacher, as well as a director and screenwriter, chose three winners. All participants received books from Rossotrudnichestvo.

In Sydney, the reading competition was also held offline, gathering dozens of young participants and their parents, Rustalk TV studio reported on Facebook. Works of Russian and Soviet classics, as well as contemporary authors of children's and teenage prose were performed.

Participants told that they had been preparing for the competition for several weeks and the whole family helped them. 
The competition drew the attention of Emilia Beri from an English speaking family. She doesn't speak Russian very well yet, but for the sake of Living Classics she learned a passage in Russian. According to the schoolgirl, she learned about the competition from her teacher of the Russian language. She decided to study Russian because her great-grandfather was a native of Vladivostok.

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