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National Library of Udmurt Republic at International Congress of Reading

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National Library of Udmurt Republic at International Congress of Reading

On September 11-12Director of the National Library of the Udmurt Republic Tatiana Vladimirovna Tensina is taking part in the International Congress of Reading dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Astana as the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Congress is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


The Congress aims to contribute to the all-round support of reading as an important element of culture and a tool for increasing the intellectual potential and competitiveness of the nation, the growth of creative and social activity of the individual and society.


The Congress provides a comprehensive platform to discuss world experience in promoting the culture of reading. It explores actual issues of libraries’ activity as elements of socio-cultural infrastructure. Special attention is devoted to the activities of the library branch of Kazakhstan.


The program of the Congress features a plenary session, the work of sections, guest lectures, thematic discussions and master classes. Furthermore, a round table is to be held dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Chingiz Aitmatov.


A significant role in the activities of the congress is given to the national libraries from all over the world. Among the speakers are leaders of national libraries of Bulgaria, Brazil, Hungary, Latvia, Chuvashia and some other. Tatiana. V. Tensina presents a report "Udmurtia – the Reading Region" about the experience of the Udmurt Republic in promoting books and reading.


The Congress is participated by the representatives of library communities (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the Library Assembly of Eurasia, the Russian Library Association, the Union of the National Libraries of Turkish-Speaking Countries and Related Communities), international cultural organizations, public and political figures from different countries, scientists, journalists, translators. Among special guests are notable contemporary writers from Western Europe – Janusz Wisniewski (Germany), Susanne Gregor (Austria), Federico Sessolo (Italy) and some others; writers and poets of Kazakhstan.