The local history festival Streets Theatre was held in Pushkin in the vicinity of St. Petersburg on Sunday. This year, the festival was a tribute to Russian writers and poets of the 19th century who lived and worked in Tsarskoe Selo, the name that Pushkin had before the revolution.
Saint-Petersburg TV Channel report Tatiana Bazhenova visited the event.
Tatiana Bazhenova, reporter, tells: ‘Characters of Pushkin, Chaadaev, Lermontov, Tyutchev, Gogol and Mamin-Sibiryak, the writers and poets who lived and worked in Tsarskoe Selo, or visited it, are walking the streets of Pushkin. Mini performances are held in different locations of the town in the framework of the Streets Theatre festival. The amateur actors are college and university students and members of theatre studios.’
Anna Bragilveskaya, guide, explains: ‘I tell about the life of Lermontov in Tsarskoe Selo and in St. Petersburg. He moved to St. Petersburg at a very young age with his grandmother. In Tsarskoe Selo, he enrolled as a cornet with a life guards hussar regiment.’
Tatiana Bazhenova adds: ‘Performances are held at 11 historical locations of Pushkin. It takes two hours and half to see all of them.’