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Presentation of Udmurt Folklore Compilation “Zarni Krez”

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Presentation of Udmurt Folklore Compilation “Zarni Krez”

On May 19 at 5 pm “Udmurt Krai” Club of National Library of Udmurt Republic is hosting a presentation of the Udmurt folklore compilation titled “Zarni Krez’” (“The Golden Gusli”; Izhevsk, 2015). The event will take place at the Centre of National and Local History Literature and Bibliography (Udmurtskaya St., 264).

This folklore collection, compiled by Doctor of Philology Tatyana G. Vladykina-Perevozchikova, comprises tales, legends, songs, proverbs, sayings, superstitions and beliefs of the Udmurt people. It has been published with financial support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications as part of the government program “Culture of Russia (2012-2018)”.


The book represents a bilingual (in Udmurt and Russian) compilation of six serial issues of “Zarni Krez’” that were published in Udmurtia in 1988-1998: “Invu Utchan Gur = The Melody of the Heavenly Dew”, “Aikai”, “Zeg Nyan = The Brown Bread”, “Gadyke”, “Eshyos-yultoshyos = Friends and Fellows”, V. Vladykin’s “Kalykyn Veralo = As People Say”.


The presentation will be participated by the representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of National Policy of the Udmurt Republic; Udmurt State University; Udmurt Institute of History, Language and Literature ( Russian Academy of Sciences Ural Branch); Research Institute for National Education, Teacher Training Institute of the Udmurt Republic.


The book presentation will be accompanied by the exhibition “From the History of the Udmurt Folklore Studies”. The first section of the exhibition displays folklore compilations and research papers of the pre-revolutionary period (up to 1940s) authored by outstanding researchers and writers – N. G. Pervukhin, B. Munkachi, G. E. Vereshchagin, Kuzebay Gerd, M. I. Ilyin, F. A. Lozhkin, M. P. Petrov, I. Dyadyukov and some others.


The second section of the exhibition features 1950s-1980s collections of Udmurt proverbs and sayings, folk songs, tales and riddles compiled by N. Kralina, I. K. Travina, P. K. Pozdeev, D. Yuashin.


The third section of the exhibition acquaints with folklore studies of the recent decades by P. Domokos (1993), L. N. Dolganova (1995), T. G. Vladykina (1998), R. A. Churakova (1999), I. M. Nurieva (2004), I. V. Pchelovodova (2013), E. B. Vershinina and T. G. Vladykina (2014).


The working languages of the presentation – Russian and Udmurt.

All are welcome to attend.