NEWS AND EVENTS
February 19, 2016
RUSSIAN MEDIA: “DUE TO NAVOI, THERE WAS A TURNING POINT AND UZBEK PEOPLE GOT AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THEIR OWN CULTURE IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE”
As previously reported, the Embassy of our country in Russia held a conference dedicated to the 575th anniversary of the great poet and thinker Alisher Navoi. Several high-profile Russian editions published the series of articles, devoted to this event and also the life and work of the Uzbek people’s great son.
In particular, the article of the newspaper “World News” reported that the event participants watched a documentary on the state, public and scientific work of the legendary man.
“The speakers told about the importance of Navoi as a writer and statesman, outlined his role in the history and the genius of his works, as well as the importance of studying the classic works by young generation. In this regard, it would be very promising to publish the complete works of Navoi in Russian”, - the source noted.
The article highlighted that today the poet’s and philosopher’s works have been translated into many languages, it is not surprising, because his work has always attracted the attention of historians, orientalists, academics, and ordinary lovers of literature.
Another Russian newspaper “New Tuesday” wrote that genius Navoi is versatile: poet, scientist, great connoisseur and patron of architecture, painting, arts and crafts. “But one of the most important achievements of Navoi that put him on par with the great classics of world literature, is that he is the founder of Uzbek literature and literary language”, - the article stated.
In conclusion, the article emphasized that debate about whether artistic works in the Uzbek language have value could not be after Navoi. “The turning point came, and Uzbek people got ample opportunity to build their own culture in their own language”.
(Source: Jahon Information Agency)