On January 31, a game was held where the city's intellectuals learned about Ulyanovsk as a UNESCO City of Literature. An interesting topic, since in 2015 our city became the first in Russia to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Ulyanovsk is the only Russian city that represents Literature.
Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature became a partner of the event. Experts were asked a tricky question from the management, which not only tested their knowledge of literature, but also the logic of the city's intellectuals. We've met at least 180 of them – and all of them participated in the game!
The luckiest and the most intelligent received a literary super-prize — the Frigate Pallada travel sketchbook. This is a modern book based on the essays of our countryman Ivan Goncharov, which is written in Russian and English.
Goncharov created his book while traveling the world on the Pallada frigate as secretary to the head of the naval expedition, Vice Admiral Evfimy Putyatin. The writer visited England, Africa, China, Japan and masterfully wrote about his experiences there. The travel sketchbook has transformed a classic text into a modern, limited edition book.
Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature plans to introduce interesting facts about UNESCO Creative Cities to the participants of the quiz event.
We thank the organizers and personally Yegor Sitnikov for the opportunity to take part in the game and enjoy the atmosphere of intellectual excitement!